Friday, April 14, 2017


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.


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 ;))


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