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First Ashtanga Class EVER!

Saraswathi Rangaswami

I went to my first Ashtanga class at 7 a.m. this morning led by Saraswathi. It was amazing. I was so afraid that it would be too hard, but it was just right. She led the whole class and we were all doing the Primary Series at the same pace, which was great since I am not that familuar with it yet.
The chanting at the beginning gave me goosebumps, It felt it all the way into my gut.
The room was very quite during the practice except intense ujjayi breathing from about 60 people and Saraswathi counting and calling out poses in Sanskrit.
The room became warmer during the practice, because the sun was coming out and it felt so good being able to go even deeper into the poses in this warm room.
I was convinced I wouldn't make it very far in the series, but it was like magic happened, and I was really warmed up, felt happy and had amazing adjustments by my teacher.
She grabbed my arms for example and just bound me like I was butter.
I am even more excited now, that i had my first class to see how far I can take myself and my practice during this month.
Shanti

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