Remembering a teacher’s teachings

Last summer I got into the annual weeklong intensive taught by Donald Moyer and Mary Lou Weprin of The Yoga Room in Berkeley. One day, Donald explored backbends, including Eka Pada Rajakapotasana I, with a strap looped around the rear foot. As I ventured deeper into the pose, he looked at me and commented that I “should” be able to touch my toes. By “should,” he meant that I was close, but working the wrong way. I was gripping the strap and pulling my way deeper. With a touch of amusement, he said “It’s not rock climbing. It’s diving backward.” He … Continue reading Remembering a teacher’s teachings