I remember practicing once with my teacher, Dharma Mittra, at the Dharma Center in New York, when I first went to check out his classes, about 6 yrs ago. It was a master class but there were all levels of students in the room. Some of the students were very advanced, far more advanced than me. Some of the students were quite new and finding the class really challenging.
Dharma loves to hold Parivrrta Parsvakonasana (twisting extended side angle pose) for a long time. We were holding this pose for a really long time in this class and there was a woman in the class who was having a really hard time maintaining her balance. She kept falling over and I noticed that she was getting really upset and frustrated. She looked like she was on the verge of crying. You could feel that she was becoming very overwhelmed.Read More