The class was very structured. We practiced First Obligatory for one hour and whirled for half hour. I had always whirled freestyle. This time around teacher introduced technique to it. One is supposed to whirl to the rhythm of music. It was a bit faster than the normal pace at which I whirl. I found it a tad difficult to maintain the rhythm, but I am sure I will pick it up soon.
At the end of class there is usually some sharing. This time however, teacher suggested that everyone write down our experiences in the form of a haiku.
Filled with angst and grief
moving in first obligatory
everything goes poof