Wednesday, September 08, 2010
I practice sloooooowwwwllllllyyyyyyyy
Today I practiced again on the terrace. It's so beautiful there, because the fresh wind dries my sweat while I practice. It's warm here, the ideal weather so to say. Second series is a challenge. I practice slowly to make it easier. So many asanas are in the first stadium, they are performed very modestly: kapotasana, parighasana, karandavasana. I shoo away frustrating thoughts.
The remedy for frustrating thoughts: Simply doing what is possible and not to think too much. When the edges are felt the work is done. Sometimes I am strong and I am able to hold the pose longer and longer and I am able to go deeper into the pose with deep breathing. Sometimes I feel as if I have to go on as soon as possible. The tolerance to stand discomfort is sometimes high sometimes low.
Very good is that I do not take any breaks. I go from asana to asana, mainly I do full vinyasa. E sits next to me, he is studying his books on mathematics. This helps. Company helps to have focus.
A remark on drishtis: I took a picture of myself doing upward facing dog. I realized that I still look upwards when I do this pose. But the dristhi is the third eye or the nose, never upwards. Looking at the third eye the front remains relaxed. I saw that I frowned the front. The dristhi for upward facing dog is so important as this pose is performed so often. This shall be my focus tomorrow when I practice primary. Where to look will be the question when I do the asanas. The dristhis are subtle, but they have the power to change an asana for the better.
Are the dristhis important to you when you practice?
Feel free to comment.
I set the timer for 3 minutes when I did sirsasana, headstand. I will prolong this to 4 min tomorrow.
I set the timer for 10 min for meditation at the end. I also was in savasana for 10 min.
I feel refreshed, ready for the beach.......hahahahaha.
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