Friday, January 12, 2007

Dear me,

No one has to read this. It's a letter to myself. I don't have a diary, so this is where I will record these thoughts.

I had an epiphany today where I truly understood what it means when they say that 99 percent is practice. Sir gives me the best adjustment in Supta K - he's gotten me farther than anyone else has. But it's never going to really happen without the extracurricular work that I have been and will continue to do.

Maybe this is just the way I am. Maybe it's just in keeping with my personality - a loner at heart, someone who needs to do the reading but not necessarily sit in the classroom to get the grades. Maybe this is all just reiterating, or reflecting, my nature.

Whatev. Reality is, I never would have gotten Mari C or Mari D without working it on my own time. Many days, I would go to the shala and then do the poses again at home later. That's just the way it is for me. That's just how it is going to continue to be.

I need to be at the shala for a variety of reasons - not the least of which is structure and the assists. But I will "get" Supta K when my body is ready for it, and it's not going to be ready for it without some R&D (research and development) on my own time.

Love,

me

1 comment:

ralph said...

that's so important to know. yoga is about freedom from teachers, gurus, opinions etc.
many poses, like lotus for me, take research, attention, and work outside the practice. yoga happens all day, not just on the mat or at the shala.

word!

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