This morning, I had the great opportunity to teach a yoga class to some active-duty Marines at our local Reserve Center. I was so nervous! My husband was a Marine, so I have a tiny understanding of their history & culture. Also, they really thought it was neat that I'm married to a former Marine.
So, today, it was 13 big, strong guys and one little 'ole me. But I put 'em through the paces. We did several sun salutations, a warrior series, a backbend, and even some inversions.
Through it all, they grunted, moaned and laughed. Their great attitude made it fun, and pretty soon, I wasn't so nervous anymore. One guy was there, taking pictures, which I hope to recieve copies of soon.
My favorite part was sivasana. They weren't sure I was serious when I told them to lie down & cover up with the blanket. But once down, the strong warriors relaxed and focused on their breath.
Thanks, guys. It was an honor.