Sunday, June 25, 2017

An intrusive challenge

The pain doesn't go away, it doesn't go away. I took a break again last week, that I interrupted today. The beginning pf my practice was great. Then it got worse. Back bending asanas were not possible at all. To force anything is not possible. I focus on what feels good.

90 min on the mat, practicing asanas is my goal. I have to decide from one second to the other what I can do. The pain leads me through the practice.

Whatever I read, with whoever I spoke to, everybody advised not to give it up. I won't. It's hard.

I would miss the practice, I would regret if I gave it up. The focus will shift from ambitious exercising to mindful breathing. I have to practice smart. Sometimes I have to be creative. There are so many ways to move into an asana. Some way are easier than others.

It felt good to sweat. The shower after the practice relaxed the muscles.
Tomorrow I'll focus on primary.

1 comment:

Bettina said...

Ursula, you know Ron Steiner. He is not only a longterm yoga practitioner and teacher but also a sports physician. I don't know anybody else who has such a vast knowledge about both yoga and the human body. Not only knowledge but also experience. He offers private consultations. Perhaps you might consider this option. Of course it is expensive and probably you'd have to travel but I'm pretty sure he could help you.