In the last few days I have started to get a bit confused with the time and day since it has already a few months that we are in a global lockdown. Our yoga classes are in Milan, and our last class was at the last week of february... and no, we don't stream online classes. We didn't opt for organising digital classes for a simple reason, the essence of those classes were the human connection, not showing you the asanas. We live in a time that Google or Youtube can show you in a couple of seconds the complete list of every single Asana, different styles of yoga and sequencing of world-wide famous yogis of all time. I don't believe that I can adapt the flow of sequence perceiving your adjustment to the sequence through skype. A part of that, I believe, and try to adapt every progress plan in a way that every yoga class participant is very soon able to understand the basic asanas and general sequencing. The Magic of yoga is not to show the 1000 years old asana, neither the creative sequencing, but to achieve thebody-mind connection through the healthy vehicle, which is our body: in this unexpected period in which socialisation, routine is cut off, it's the perfect moment for every yogi to organize a 1-person-yoga-retreat: if you can't go outside, go inward! Did you ever had this much time to go in debth in that one Asana that you thought in class we were skipping too fast and you felt like you would need to stay in for a bit more? Have you ever stayed by yourseld to discover your body? without putting it into auto-pilot fallowing the instructor? What is your body/ vehicle really like? How does it feel to be inside it? And what does it need in particular? Did you ever play with your body weight? shifting it from side to side, above and below? Have you ever tried meditating for a bit longer? Have you ever done a Vipasana? Did you consider a fast? How much do you know about anatomy? Since understanding how your vehicle works might really increase your adjustments in your asanas... What about yoga philosophy? Have you ever read Patanjali's sutras?
And finally, no, we won't be streaming yoga classes, we can send you video clips of whatever you want if you first want to watch something and after watching it practice it yourself, feel free, we would send it to you with pleasure, write to us if you need advice in your practice, if you need a guided meditation or just a chat, but no, our regular classes will not be replaced by online streaming during the quarantine, because if you trust us, we challenge you to this Asana: turning inwards during the Quarantine.
Much love, hoping to see you all soon