One of my Yoga Quotees posted this awesome video on the Yoga Quota page recently with glee..... she tongue in cheek suggested that it would be the advanced/silly class!
But take a look and stick it to all those posture fanatics out there who follow Bikram or other teachers' yoga pointers as though they are letters of the 'law' or as though their life depends on it! And tell you about your 'sins' if you express the posture slightly differently! Even teachers trained in Iyengar's own style get pretty anal about alignment!
On the contrary, what I love about yoga is how different postures can look on each and every body type. If you have Sciorlorsis, you're not ever going to be in line in Uttitha Trikonasana but does that matter? NO! If you're not wanting to reach in such a such a way today...does that matter......NO! *
Iyengar in this video exhibits a few 'sins' that some teachers will slam down on you hard for....which I love because he is (was) arguably 'the man' when it comes to hatha yoga.... Check out his famous 'Light on Yoga' book for a (relatively) concise and (relatively) down to earth take on yoga.
Some examples of his 'sins'
1) His Chaturanga Dandasana has the head thrown back
2) He is demoing throughout
3) Elbows bent in Bakasana
4) Elbows spilling out in transition from Chatarunga to Down dog
Particularly look out for the cricket hop up the mat in Chaturanga! What an awesome transition!
Only if something is unsafe am I strict