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A week ago I was lying on the floor in Savasana while the Kundalini teacher, Randy Ueda, at Yoga Tribe in Huntington Beach, rocked out on his gong.
I realize that the phrase "rocked out" is not often applied to corpse pose activities. Trust me on this though, it was both rockin' and relaxing at the same time.
Now instead of floating in a calming state my brain was on hyperdrive thinking back to early in May when I was rocking out with MC Yogi and DJ Drez at Wanderlust 108 in San Diego. Something about the gong was practically giving me a hallucinogenic flashback...so instead of fighting the feeling, I went with it.
"So Sam, do you trust me?"
Looking down at the half dressed man lying on the ground before me, whose legs were poised to hoist me into the air (hopefully gracefully) I thought "what's your name again?"
It was nearly 2pm on Saturday afternoon. I had been up since 5am to get an early start heading to Wanderlust - Los Angeles, held on the Santa Monica Pier. The day had been this dazzle of stimuli and now I was waiting with my friend to attend our last class of the day - AcroYoga. Coincidentally four teachers - unrelated to the group we would be working with in the class - had been helping people around us try poses. Seemingly effortlessly, they hoisted woman into the air helping them into beautiful shapes and graceful poses.
AcroYoga combines yoga and acrobatics. In its simplest form, two partners work together to create dynamic poses and shapes. A base is the person supporting the flyer (generally the person off the ground). Both positions take incredible coordination, core strength, flexibility, and trust in your partner, in order to have a positive practice.
Samantha Eve, a