Think your Kapotasana is rough?
Tim Miller has checked in from Copenhagen, with a whirlwind tale of his whirlwind trip, first in Paris and now in Denmark.
Check it out right here.
But something in particular caught my eye. This:
Henrik, one of the students in the workshop, joined us for lunch and expressed some concern over tomorrow’s scheduled second series practice. He explained that due to a previous “very dangerous job” his body was now held together in places by titanium rods. I asked what the nature of this job was and he explained that he had worked for a time as a bodyguard in Los Angeles, and in the line of duty had to sacrifice his body at times to protect his clients. Before that he had been a power lifter. After all the abuse his body has suffered he started doing pilates and eventually found his way to ashtanga yoga. He is still a big guy, but a very committed and enthusiastic practitioner. I’m looking forward to helping him in kapotasana tomorrow.
And I thought I was having trouble with my teeny-tiny wall-walkers!
If Henrik has never managed Kapo before, he’s in good hands. We’ve talked about Tim’s “fierce love” before — way back, actually, almost a year ago in one of our first posts — and part of what defines that love is that Tim has such strength, both physical and otherworldly. He’s able to push you past what you think your limits to be. (Bobbie and I both can attest to this!)
I think Henrik is in for a pleasant surprise.
Posted by Steve