Shine & Refine Day 1 – Jan 2

January 2, 2012

Inspired by a Rumi poem & The Inner Game of Tennis – appreciating the inner intelligence that is already within each of us.

There are two kinds of intelligence: One acquired,
as a child in school memorizes facts and concepts
from books and from what the teacher says,
collecting information from the traditional sciences
as well as from the new sciences.

With such intelligence your rise in the world.
You get ranked ahead or behind others
in regard to your competence in retaining
information. You stroll with this intelligence
in and out of fields of knowledge, getting always more
marks on your preserving tablets.

There is another kind of tablet, one
already completed and preserved inside you.
A spring overflowing its springbox. A freshness
in the center of the chest. This other intelligence
does not turn yellow or stagnate. It’s fluid,
and it doesn’t move from outside to inside
through the conduits of plumbing-learning.

This second knowing, is a fountainhead
from within you, moving out.

“Two Kinds of Intelligence”

3/4 of the class were social workers today. After class one teacher said, “I really liked that you allowed us space to discover the practice on our own.”

Sukhasana Warm Up

All 4’s
Bird Dog
with elbow to knee

plus outer hip stretch

DD, plank, chat, baby cobra, dd, utt.

Surya Namaskar
Steps Backs

Side Bends – Mr. Peanut

Surya Namaskar
with prep for Vashistasana a la Shiva Rea

Standing Poses

Vira 1
with core twist
Vira 2
Vira 1
Rev. Vira

Shiva Rea side stretch

Shoulder Stretch
with back of wrists on waist

Vira 1
Rotated Trik
Standing Split
with attitude

plus jumping out and in

Vashistasana at wall
Pinca Mayurasana
Child’s Pose


Urdhva Dhanurasana
Core Release at wall
with twists

Baddha Konasana
Janu Sirsasana



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