Gulnaaz Workshop in Vancouver
heading back to dallas after some amazing natural beauty of planet earth and an incredible workshop with Gulnaaz.
What strikes me is her love of Guruji and the tremendous responsibility she and all the wonderful teachers who have studied with Guruji feel to present his teachings to us, she was constantly saying 'am i clear' , 'do you understand', we must teach the new students from the beginning so when the teacher says sirsasana they don't get a room of people saying 'i dont do', 'i cant do', we all have issues. I have a pain here it goes away and shows up there, i travel around my body, its all right here, the issue is not do i have an issue it is how do i work to resolve that issue. what does it teach me of how i was working where there was weakness.
do you understand, have any concept of Guruji's practice before the picture in LOY or his practice after that picture, you like to say 'sthira sukham asanam' you like it on t-shirts, it is nice, but Guruji lived sthira sukham asanam
she taught with no props, none all weekend, the room cleared of props, when you reach for a prop you must know why, even our hands, moving our legs into janu sirsasana without our hands for placing the leg with motion several times. yesterday she said triang mukha ekapadasana and smiled and said yes i see you thinking now what do i do, ok get a blanket or what you need to find balance. all weekend emphasizing the eyes forward not wandering sides of the neck relaxed, head centered....an amazing workshop