Saturday, August 21, 2010
Are we Ashtangis yoga wimps nowadays?
1. I just read in the book about Guruji (see below) in the chapter of Mark and Joanne Darby that it was custom to do first and second series in a row those days. Practices could last up to 3 hours.
2. Headstand was done for 1 hour. To be fifteen minutes in headstand would be enough for me. With the help of my timer I will try this. It seems possible. Not always, but sometimes I stand so balanced that this pose is relaxing .
3. Poses were held for 8 breaths. It's 5 today.
4. To practice twice a day was not something special, 7 days a week of course. (Source? I must have read this in another chapter.)
To build strength is important to be able to perform this yoga. This is for sure.
Yep, I am an Ashtanga yoga wimp, I enjoy my day off.