At this point I’m no longer wondering what the new normal is. I’m getting used to life as it is at the moment. While I have been stepping out every once in a while to buy vegetables and other essentials, I don’t think I ‘miss’ going out. My cooking and cleaning routines are getting more streamlined and I’m finding a new balance. Having to use my home as an office, a workout arena, a movie theater, a study and the Friday evening hangout zone is now become easier for me.
I’ve also realized that I’m quite enjoying teaching from home. I find that now all my energy goes into teaching my classes and not on battling traffic, or even getting ready. Yes, I have taught many a class in my pajamas. I have more energy for my personal practice, and in the lat few weeks I’ve attended classes with teachers across the world, and this is having a positive impact on my own teaching.
I’ve also started giving my students ‘homework’ and it’s gratifying to teach yoga concepts in depth and have students turn those ideas in their minds later. Maybe practicing online is suiting many students as well! The other day we delved deeper into the Ardha Chandrasana or the Half Moon Posture. Most frequently, students get so focused on finding their balance in the posture that they forget about all the other aspects of the asana, such as an open chest, a long neck, straight spine….
If you’re a beginner….
If you’re a beginner to yoga and have just started your journey, this blog will show you step-by-step instructions about how to get into this posture. You can also watch this video for tips on how to make your posture better:
You can order ‘Beyond Asanas’ here and learn more about the history and mythology of the Ardha chandrasana.