Well it's been 3 weeks since my week at the shala and I am heading back there on Sunday. Practice still seems very long but I do really like the leg behind the head poses. The first week of doing this practice was exhausting, I've been tidying everything up which takes more strength initially until I have the strength to do it more fluidly. Anyway I've been getting stronger and vinyasas are much better.
First week of longer practice, I felt overwhelmed as I stepped on my mat, so I broke it into chunks, standing, then primary, then second, then closing. I realised this wasn't exactly staying in the moment! I also realise it may be a while before I am split. Actually I don't want to be split yet so there is no point moaning about it! I love my long practice, it's just hard sometimes. So last week I decided to surrender to it and be in each moment rather than hoping I can make it to the end! Ha, anyways it's getting easier and I am amazed at the changes in my strength in such a short time.
The main pose I still want to work on in primary is baddhakonasana, still needs a lot of work, but it's changing, can now get chin to the floor without assistance but knees still flying. So primary feels like a real movement meditation, which I love. It is also great for opening up the hips which I am sure helps me to get my legs over my head later on, I'm sure
Yesterday I was doing bhekasana and I was thinking (bad yogini I know) " I'm crap at this it's gonna take year before my hands touch the floor" and then, they did touch the floor. Talk about shattering that belief, I was very surprised!
Looking forward to a shala visit, also glad it's Friday. So grateful to do primary by itself on Fridays.
Dena in Edinburgh-Day 3 & 4 Mysore mornings - Practice is prompt and there's not enough time. Dena talked to us about the thought of not having enough time to do what we want to or need to. The importa...
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