Tuesday, May 13, 2008


I am practicing really really really slow. Or I have been this week. Especially today. And I LIKE it. I do. And He-Sub says it's good. I had my best Kapotasana EVER today with him. And no, we didn't even try to catch my feet - it just felt really deep, really strong, really good breath-wise and really safe. I did catch HIS feet though, I should mention.

Satisfying to catch any feet, I suppose. Nice that I didn't have to crank into catching my own in order to get that feeling.

Here's a new wrinkle:

As my Urdhva Dhanurasana gets deeper, my standing up from a backbend gets more difficult. I am sure it is just one of those comings-and-goings of the Ashtanga practice, and my gut instinct tells me that the reason is simple: the better I feel in my backbends, the longer I stay in Urdhva Dhanurasana, sometimes as many as 10 long breaths, and the longer I stay in my UD's, the more tired my legs get. The more tired my legs get, the harder it is to pop back up.

I really think it's going to be alright.



samasthiti said...

It will be fine.
It really will.

Yoga Chickie said...

Yeah. It really will. One thing Guy said to me that made a lot of sense was, "Well, if you keep practicing, it can't get worse." Makes sense. I think.

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