Sunday, June 22, 2014

From nothing nothing comes

It's World Cup and topic of the moderators are of course the players, especially those who are outstanding. They have talent, the experts agree. Yet this is not the only reason why they are successful. They work hard. Those who are the best are the first at the training and the last who go. They work on their strength and weaknesses, too. They search the limits and they work and work and work like hell.

From nothing nothing comes.

Also P. Jois said: Practice and all is coming.

Important is to work, work, work, practice, practice, practice. If one wants to progress to go once a week to a yoga class is not enough. Ashtanga yoga is practiced daily, except on Saturdays and moon days. Then it's also safe, that is injuries are very unlikely.

A most important ingredient of a flourishing practice is to practice, often and diligently.

A quote from the book 'Astanga Yoga' by P. Jois, page 3: " Practice: it is said that where there is no effort there is no benefit. Strength, stamina and sweat are unique aspects of the tradition of Yoga, seemingly contrary to western perceptions of Yoga. This demanding practice requires considerable effort to purify the nervous system.

Navasana (see picture): My weak poses are not those that require flexibility, but those that require strength and stamina. It's unbelievable, but I cannot hold this pose 5 times for 5 breaths when in a led class. There is always something to work on.

PS: I've also a page on Facebook on photography. Feel free to like it and  enjoy my pictures. Thank you.

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