Wednesday I’m teaching another all-level Hatha class. To make it a challenge my teacher made all of us pick things out of a hat and it was decided that my theme will be a Hindu holiday, the class will start in tadasana, my pranayama technique will be the 4:4:8 breath, and I have to center the class with a 10 minute moving meditation. I’m doing a Hanuman Jayanti theme since it’s being held on April 6 this year and I guess talking about obstacles and challenges in life that you feel are out of reach and manifesting the energy to act upon them or face them, since Hanuman leapt across the ocean to save Sita. So it will be a fairly energizing class.
The only problem is that during an all-levels class at 4:30 in the afternoon, I can’t have them go into hanumanasana, which would be the obvious choice for a peak pose. I’m wondering if Warrior I and II will do the trick considering they are powerful postures plus some core work. The moving meditation thing has me stuck. There is a making the sun meditation, but for 10 minutes? There’s also a few tai chi techniques, but again 10 minutes of one movement is super boring. Does anyone know any tried and true moving meditation techniques that would be easy to integrate into the theme?