Friday, March 13, 2015
It's not even 9am...
...and I'm at home again. Friday is primary day. I don't do more than this. I also don't work hard on poses like urdhva dhanurasana. I did it 4 times. No drop backs. That was it. I don't dawdle, so within less than 90 min I'm through, relaxation pose included.
I cannot practice super sloppy. I always search my limits. Yet there are different levels here. It depends how much energy I can mobilize. Today I had a lot of energy.
In the changing room I had a quick conversation with a new yogini. She practiced with the Sivananda people in Munich. There I learned headstand. She too learned headstand there within a rather short time of a few weeks. I learned it in one session. The reason: You do it in the middle of the room and never against a wall. The wall is poison for this pose. One learns to start from the middle of the body. The arm position must be correct. To have a mind that likes to explore new things is not a disadvantage.
Even Iyengar who used a lot of props, taught headstand in the middle of the room. I don't know why so many yoga teacher advise to practice headstand against a wall.
On Fridays I try to be longer in headstand. This was possible today, The body was in balance, the mind calm.
Tomorrow is a day off from yoga. Yepeeeee.......