Yeah, there are difficult asanas and easy asanas. At least we think so. What is quick to learn is easy, what takes time to learn is considered as difficult. That's how we often view these body wrenches.
Time to write about the advantages of the difficult asanas, those that need not 1 year, not 2 years, but perhaps 3 or 4 years till they are accomplished as they are supposed to be. Improvement of course never ends.
1. Ahhhhhh, what a feeling when I've exercised an asana for more than 5 years till I am able to do it. Urdhva dhanurasana is such a pose, also kapotasana.
2. Not only the asana is learned, but also patience.
3. When it takes time to learn an asana, I often learn how to learn to do it. I get to know additional exercises.
4. I am more prone to study the asana and so I learn about anatomy.
5. Other aspects come into mind, like the importance of the breath.
Oh, how good that not all asanas are easy for me......:)
To be finally able to do a difficult asana is like being on the Mount Everest.
Being able to do easy asanas is like having bought the newspaper round the corner.
What do you prefer? (Ha, ha, ha,........)
Picture: M showed me an exercise to learn kapotasana. It is for opening the chest. I am on my knees and arch back till the hand touch the wall (in my case it is a wardrobe). Then I stretch the arms. It is not so important to have the hand placed close to the floor, important is to stretch the arms.
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