For months I haven't practiced with the CD by Sharath. Yesterday the new CD arrived, I had to test it. The greatest difference between practicing according the CD and my own practice is, that when I practice alone I need so much longer to get into the position. I take several breaths sometimes, I adjust myself and then I remain without movement only with my breath. I go out of the position rather fast. Sharath counts fast: one breath and one should be in the asana, no matter if it is mari d or what ever. But once in the asana I had to stay longer with the CD.
But I was good today: I could even perform garbha pindasana as fast as counted. Only instead of navasana I gave me a break. I could hold sirsasana only for 10 breaths.
When I practice alone I do vinyasas only between the asanas not between the sides. Today I did every single vinyasa, every asana. I'm done now.
I ended with savasana. I could feel how my red hot blood was running through my white body.
The glass of tap water after the practice was like a drop of water thrown into the desert.