Shine & Refine Day 3 – Jan 16

Shine & Refine Day 3 – Jan 16

I was inspired by a book that Margi Young recommended:
The Courage to Teach
by Parker Palmer.

Palmer writes, “Good teachers possess a capacity for connectedness”. They “weave” the connections between themselves, their subjects, and their students on “the loom of the heart”.

Today we spoke about connecting with our students. How can we make a deep connection to our students? One teacher said that when we are truly inspired we connect. But what about the days when we are not truly inspired, when we are tired? How do we still connect? The only way is by being ourselves and being present with our students.

Sukhasana Warm Up

All Fours
— Bird Dog, Quad stretch, Vashitasana prep, Thread the Needle, Lunge, Parsvottanasana.

Uttanasana
— with side of hip stretch

Squat
— with shoulder stretch

surya Namaskar

Standing Poses
— Vrksasana
— Natarajasana
— Virabhadrasana 1
— Parsvottanasana
— Parsvakonasana with elbow bind
— Virabhadrasana 2
— Ardha Chandrasana
— Standing Split
— Ardha Matseyendrasana
— Uttanasana with x’ed legs
— Urdhva Hastasana with x’ed legs

Pinca Mayurasana

Vashistasana to Urdhva Dhanurasana

Supine Twist

Ankle to Knee

Savasana

“Never, never be afraid to do waht’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared tot he owunds we inflict on our soul when we look the other.”
- Martng Luther King Jr.

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