Thursday, December 02, 2010
On the picture I practiced a twist, ardha matsyendrasana. The topic today is drishti. I know that I have neglected this part of the Ashtanga yoga practice. The eyes remain calm, it's also important in which direction we have to look. On the pic I look downwards, which is not the correct dirshti.
Dirsthi for ardha matsyendrasana is the side.
To look in this direction helps to stretch. To look down shows me that I still struggle with this asana.
To practice the asanas with the correct dristhi is a concentration exercise.
- It needs all my concentration i.e. to do upward facing dog and not to look upwards but to the third eye. In most back bending asanas drishti is not upwards but the third eye!!!
- It needs all my concentration to look forward in ardha baddha padma paschimottanasana and not frowning.
A tip: study the drishtis. It's part of Ashtanga yoga.
I love to look around in classes sometimes (NOT ALWAYS). The practices of my fellow yoginis inspire me a lot. It gives me ideas for my blog.
Never look in the direction you don't want to go..........:)
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