It's time to publish this wonderful sunset taken by Mahesh in the middle of the ocean.
Thank you for sharing such beauty with me.
Here it's evening, too. Time flies.
Nothing needs more concentration than balancing poses. Balancing poses exercise the mind to stay at the current moment. I can dream when I do the sitting poses. When I dream while in one of the headstands it can happen easily that I fall or role out of the pose. It happened to me lately.
Second series has a few balancing poses. In my opinion when practicing second series much more concentration is needed than in primary as there are much more balancing asanas. At once I stop dreaming when I do karandavasana. It's impossible to dream when I do forearm stand, fold my legs into lotus pose, go down, put my legs on my upper arms and then up again.
It's the same with the other balancing poses like mayurasana and vatayanasana.
Perhaps this is one of the reasons why second series is more challenging. I needed sleep again when I arrived at home after a very satisfying second series in a Mysore class.
The conclusion: If you want to get an empty mind, do balancing poses.
Ashtanga yoga exercises the body AND the mind.
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