Well this is a practice blog and I haven't blogged about my practice for ages. I guess sometimes there is not much to say and other times it seems unimportant.
Anyways........after Sharath's led classes my jump throughs and jump backs are more consistent and fluid. I just needed a little more strength I think in bandhas and in arms. They continue to improve as my strength develops greater control. This has led to a more fluid meditative practice.
I was working on the dwi pada entry to supta kurmasana as I don't get a regular assist and figured it was a good way to take it deeper. I can do that now, have been doing it for around six weeks I guess. So my primary feels very meditative these days, I just do it. I usually do some simple pranayama before I start which helps me get my focus on the breath.
So I was practicing up to kapotasana, but once dwi pada entry for kurmasana became a regular occurance I wanted something else to work on. I don't like my practice to focus in on one pose, especially one that's not changed much! So now I practice up to pincha muyarasana which I'm working on finding the balance in, 5 breaths today! I then do handstands, just coz I want too! I do a few from downward dog jumping and then from a forward bend. I can come up from a standing forward bend but have to bend my legs, but also exploring pushing up with straight legs, just for fun.
So my practice is long, full primary and then second up to pincha, takes me at least 2 hours 15, usually more like 2 hours 45 including pranayama and relaxation. I feel good though, have made some changes to the way I eat, (this would be a blog post in itself) and find that I have lots more energy and strength, which is obviously a great thing and is enhancing all areas of my life.
Kapotasana, hasn't seemed to change much in the last 6 months or so but have now realised, where I need to work. I need to open my chest out which I focused on and explored in various ways in my practice today. Felt very energizing and at times intense when I got in there. It's nice to have something to work at though, I like to have something to work at in my home practice. When I go to the shala I like to just do it aswell, just flowing through the sequence, seems to develop a good sense of non attachment. I'm going to London in two weeks to visit some mysore rooms Saturday, Sunday and Monday. I've been loving my home practice but I'm also excited and curious about going to the shala again.
Breathing in Ashtanga: Langhana Kriya - the reduction, exhalation, principle - from Srivatsa Ramaswami's Complete Book of vinyasa yoga Based on the teaching of T. Krishnamacharya (Ramaswami was a student of Krishnamacharya's for 30+ ye...
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