Thursday, January 26, 2017

My picture project gets me going

My picture project motivates me to practice. It's difficult these days to step on the mat as I'm weak and my back hurts. I'm so weak that I cannot hold my body when I lower it after plank pose. I lie my body on the floor and from there I move into upward facing dog. Today I managed it to hold my body once. When this will become easy, I'll try to hold my body twice and so on.

My picture project is to take one picture of an asana of the Ashtanga yoga series every day. I limit myself to one asana (right and left side).  It's not that easy to limit myself. The advantage is that I give my body time to get stronger and more flexible for the poses that come next. 

My very first goal is to master again the standing asanas. I know when I've reached this goal. It is when I can follow easily the CD by Sharath. I don't strive for perfection. 

This little project ends at the 10th of February. When I can do the standing sequence with a certain flow, I'll celebrate it. 

Then comes the next project: primary. 

I love my pictures. They bring fun in my life. They motivate me to practice. Sometimes they spoil the flow of a practice. It's OK. Who cares. 

1 comment:

Angele Style said...

So glad to connect with your blog again. I took 3 years away from blogging but now find myself unemployed so decided to start up again. I am about to read more of your posts to see what injuries you may have? I have been away from my classical ballet classes for the last 8 months healing my right hip and back issues with a book by Esther Gokhale. I was all set to go back to the barre the first week of 2017 and was told my job had moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico. I want to get back to ballet class and find my weight training and walks will have to do for now. I will now look forward to reading your other posts.