Friday, December 20, 2013
Sometimes it's hard, sometimes it's a piece of cake....
"You should not be practicing to have a “good” practice, but instead to keep steadiness within yourself.
Practice happily regardless of whether it is “good” or not. Sometimes some postures will not be possible, but when you accept the good and the bad and everything becomes equal for you, that is yoga."
~ R. Sharath Jois
And today it was hard. We were out yesterday night and the waiter was sleeping or had other interests, but to look for his guests. So I was later in bed than I wished I were. However.
No practice is like another one. All are unique.
I'm always happy when I practiced. Also today.
Today I fell out of supta kurmasana. This is so sometimes. Next time it can be that I can hold my wrist again. Who can predict what's going to happen next time?
Whatever feeling might arise and they are numerous, above all I feel thankfully that I can do this practice.
This practice gives me indeed stability in my life. I can so relate to the quote by Sharath.
I also know that the 'good' practices are only possible because of the 'difficult' ones.
When it's difficult the practice becomes even more a mental exercise. Keep going can require a lot of energy sometimes.
It's done. The practice is over for today and I can dedicate my time to other activities. Christmas presents must be packed and so on.......
Picture is taken in South Africa.