Wednesday, October 26, 2016
My strategy to get up every day a bit earlier didn't work.
So yesterday was the day of decision. I enrolled for a yoga class that requires to book it in advance. Now I had to get up. Unbelievable, but today at 5 am I was less tired than yesterday at 8 am.
I had a phone call with the owner of the yoga studio yesterday. It was important to me to make sure that I don't have to start with primary again. It might be necessary to practice variations, I warned and asked if this was possible. It was.
Flexibility has many faces.
To listen to my body and it's possibilities and limits are more important than to follow Ashtanga yoga rules religiously. I found such a yoga group this morning, where this is possible.
The teacher observed me today, without adjusting. He wanted to observe my practice first, I learned later. Afterward I could also inform him about my practice and my injured sacroiliac joint and also what were my goals. This is in my opinion a very professional approach that shows me that the teacher has experience. A bit of conversation to get to know the students is important in my opinion.
It's easier to practice in a group. And if the individual situation is respected it's perfect.
Nevertheless I want to cultivate a home practice, perhaps twice a week.
I don't keep searching now for a group for myself. I found it. This makes me more than happy.
Picture: It's taken 3 years ago. The ups are fun in life, the downs probably are best opportunities to learn.
At 8 am my practice was over, after 90 min. It's perfect timing.
At home I can do pranayama and meditation.