Friday, March 06, 2009

Alone at home

I enjoy it to be alone at home (bf is still in Finland). I turn on the radio when I wake up and then my morning movie starts.
This morning Robbie Williams sang for me, while I greeted the sun. First sun greetings were stiff. I held the poses and soon my body was flexible again. I am glad that I did all the standing poses and paschimottanasana. Urdhva dhanurasana I sent to hell this morning. I didn't even like to think of this pose.

I think my weakest point is that I am so easily distracted, I need too many breaks during my practice. The good thing is that I always get back, that I do not give up so fast. I return to the mat all the time and this since more than 5 or 6 years. Yoga accompanies me since I was nineteen, but hardcore yoga, speak Ashtanga yoga only since 6 years now.

On Friday we usually stop working earlier. Love it. Time is as precious as money.
Must dress, must hurry, must plan my weekend.


Anonymous said...

It´s great to read your blog. I´m just a beginner in yoga path, but looking forward to what will happen. Come what may...

Ursula said...

Oh, Thank you. Smile.
Enjoy your yoga trip, it is exciting.


Begin - writing, yoga, and more said...

Dear Ursula -
I wish you a wonderful weekend. I'll be at my teacher training, but I'll think of you.

I have a question. Which poses do you think are most helpful in shaking your mind free of worries and thinking? Inversions? In which poses, do you feel yourself move into a different awareness?


Ursula said...

Dear Marie,

I wish you a wonderful teacher training.

In my opinion the inversions are good to clear the mind. When you are in headstand and think at the same time you can fall over.

When you go to the edges of each and every pose and when you feel the pain, this clears the mind, too. Body pain, stretching pain is always good to stop worrying.

I have something that will shake your mind clear. It is a book and I want to give it to you as a gift. It has nothing to do with yoga, but it is most spiritual book. After having read this your mind is clear for a while, it makes you thinking of what you've read. It's only 100 pages long. Please make it easy for me and send me your address, I don't know if and where I have it.

PS: to hold the breath stops thinking, too.



Tracy said...

U~ I would love to have the name of the book you are referring to...curious about it!! xo

Ursula said...

Of course, it's my pleassure to name it here:

It is Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

It is the famous Russian author, but he has also written shorter stories. I highly recommend it. Impossible to read this book without being shaken. Clears the mind, so to say. :)

Ursula said...

Dear Tracy, please let me give you this book to you as a gift, too as a thank you for your support before and during my Indian trip.
So don't order it. I have your address. The book will arrive via amazon. I order it tomorrow. :)

Finally I have somthing for you, too. Ohhh.


xxoo U

globie said...

That's the problem with doing practice at home, you can do something about distractions and things that come into your mind.

I sometimes practice with music, but not something I can sing along with!

Have a nice weekend

Begin - writing, yoga, and more said...

Oh, thank you, Ursula -
I'll send you my address right away!

Yes, your answer is helpful. So the place in the pose where the body speaks gets the mind's attention and helps it focus. Also I think any balance pose (so all of them - Ha Ha) helps focus the mind because of the need for attention. Hmmm.

Hey, I'm posting pose instructions on my blog now. I'm trying to keep them fairly short and not overwhelming, thinking more towards Beginners. But I'd more than welcome any comments or additional instruction from you (or your readers) if you feel that I'm omitting or mis-explaining something.

Thanks, dear friend. Namaste!