Angles and Curves
Below I am in trikonasana, or triangle pose with my best friend, Janet Walkoe, also a yoga teacher in Chicago. We have a very good friendship - we ultimately trust each other with everything, we respect and support each other and we love to eat and drink gobs of the good stuff.
Janet and I co-teach the yoga workshop, Autumn Fire Practice in November.
We practice and teach different yoga systems and it's great that we respect each other's systems even if we don't understand them completely. Ashtanga yoga just isn't for me - it's too rajasic (agitating, over exerting), but Janet loves it. That's the great thing about yoga - there are many systems to appeal to many people and our practices are experiential. We must explore on our own to know what's best for us.
Angles are direct and linear like each of us being dedicated to our practices. Curves are soft and flexible, like each of us accepting our respective approaches to this masterful science of yoga. Go-ga, yoga!
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Mia Park is a ParaYoga teacher in Chicago, IL, specializing in teaching Basic Yoga for Advanced Misfits, as well as teaching people how to cut through the junk to shine on.