Students Creating the Class
“Acoustics are tremendously important. Every note I play is borne out of the previous one- so what happens to sound in a space actually creates the music itself. In a concert there is a physicality to the sound, and at the Philharmonie it surrounds you. I have returned many times. When I play there, the music goes right through the core of my being.” -Helene Grimaud (French pianist)
When I read the above passage in Travel and Leisure magazine, I immediately connected the author’s experience with how I feel when teaching a yoga class. I often will have a loose plan or intention for the sequence of the class before I show up, but depending on the students that are there and how they are feeling (their energy), I will often shift the class from posture to posture. It’s like making a meal without using a recipe: improvisation can happen when you know which ingredients enhance each other’s flavors. The students in my yoga classes create the class.
I thought this was such a beautiful analogy!
Do you allow your day to unfold one moment at a time?