Friday, April 14, 2017

Primary


I practiced primary today. I don't want to lose the asanas of primary. The picture is a few years old already. This pose is no more possible. I must still learn again to lift up the feet. But these days I know how to do it. It's about stretching the legs and not trying to lift them up. This is a tiny, but important difference.

It was a painful practice. Three times I used my fascia roll to relax my muscles. It's not permanent pain. I can more and more locate the pain. I also found out in which position it can be felt. I don't want to focus on it too much.

Not all vinyassas were possible. I was astonished that it was possible to jump forward and it felt good.

My focus these days is discipline. I want to have a daily yoga practice again, no matter what happens. I get up at 6 am. To make it easy I go to bed at 9:30 am. Sounds easy, but you know there are so many distractions these days. I set priorities. It's my yoga practice. No discussion.

One must really believe in oneself if one falls back that much.

It's still before breakfast. I'm looking forward to it.


3 comments:

Anna said...

Hi Ursula,

Does your back pain come from your yoga pratice? (I am sorry, I have not read all your blogs yet, still working on it ;))

Best,

Anna 2

Ursula Preiss said...

Yes, Anna and this is what drives me crazy. Teaching became rigid to make it easy to teach the masses. But I don't want to blame others. This is a dead end road.

If one wants to practice safely, I recommend to establish a home practice. Of course one can learn a lot from teacher, too. To rely on the knowledge of one teacher seems dangerous to me these days. One must study yoga, that is also anatomy. I also recommend strength training in addition. One must make one's own experiences.

I pick me up now again where I am. Nothing else is possible.

Anna said...

I am sorry to hear this. Beterschap! (do you understand this word? I am Dutch) I think (for me at least) it is important to train my abs (I think this protects my back in a way).

Take care!!

Anna 2