I felt like I needed to post something a little more uplifting than my last, even if it's only for myself :-)
I got a cool burst of insight in class today. The teacher gave a correction to someone named, say, Sean, in Cobra. "Bring your elbows back more, Sean, elbows more back." Then, I heard her say, "Why you looking at me, Jorge? Look at yourself and just listen to the correction. If I correct Sean, you do the correction to. Everyone in the room, listen and incorporate the correction."
For some reason, that instruction made me really happy. Even if my elbows are already back in the pose, it doesn't hurt to bring awareness there and possibly reach a new level of deepness in my own pose. The instruction reminded me that we're all connected in the practice. We do the same poses, as much in unison as possible, and in that sense we are one. Kinda sorta like we are in life :-)
On another note, I'm so excited and proud that my studio is hosting a posture clinic with Esak Garcia next month! I'm definitely planning to attend. I've recently been wishing a studio in the area would offer a posture clinic--I'm ready to work out some of the kinks and misalignments I'm sure I've accumulated as I've settled into the practice.