This morning while teaching I had a very emotional moment.
We had the a very senior Ashtanga teacher/legend, Eileen Hall practicing in our Mysore program.
Watching her at 60, doing the whole of third series with such amazing form and every Vinyasa perfectly,(For people who have no idea the Third series of Ashtanga is called Advanced A is gruelling,it comprises of a series of poses of Leg behind the head,followed by the most difficult arm balances one after the other and then the most intense back bends). It requires intense strength with the most amazing flexibility.(think a top ballerina with a gymnast with top functional strength).
Watching her at her age performing these asanas with such beauty,grace and strength brought tears to my eyes.
The thought of someone who has dedicated her whole life to a practice,been tested in every way possible and lived a life full of strength, purpose, humility and unflinching resolve and commitment makes me so emotional.
Watching her made my resolve and passion stronger to finish third series(I had kind of given up on myself,thinking it's too intense for me to finish now).
Shakti at its best. #ashtangayogalove #womanpower💪
P.s: Im going to try sneaking in a picture of her tomorrow doing a pose!