Explore utkatasana (chair pose) as you practice in the surrounding of Jaye’s lush Florida garden. You will enjoy an asana practice while learning about yoga philosophy – including the classical view compared to the Tantric perspective. As you explore the asana that comprise surya namaskar (sun salutation) Jaye explains the actions of Anusara yoga to ensure proper alignment. You will invite a feeling of infinite potential and possibility as you absorb yourself into the actions and strength of utkatasana. Jaye explains that this “fiercely awkward pose” has many components, and through an expert dissection of actions and alignment from the foundation of the feet you will gain confidence and skillfulness in this powerful pose. Have a chair available for this practice so you can gain clarity of vertical spinal alignment while keeping your thighs parallel. Jaye starts and ends the class by blowing a conch — a symbol of purity, brilliance and auspiciousness. The sound of the conch is compared with the sacred ‘Om’ – said to be the first sound of creation. Asana sequence poses also include bhujangasana, adho mukha svanasana, sucirandrasana, setu bandha sarvangasana and of course savasana. This class was part of a long series of Zoom yoga classes offered in Jaye’s garden in Sarasota Florida.