Thursday, March 05, 2009

Heartness makes the absence grow fonder...

Practiced today at the Purchase College gym. But FIRST, I did what I should have been doing all along: I took a sauna. Stayed in until my flesh was practically melting off the bone. I think that heat gives me a bit of a high...really gets those endorphins going. As a result, I had a lovely, lovely practice. Even the backbends. Especially the backbends. Practiced up to Kapotasana B and then straight to full wheel.

I also practiced yesterday, full Primary, but I didn't do any backbends. And that makes me kind of wonder...perhaps every day doing every THING is too much?

Perhaps if I did less, I would be more happy?



Anonymous said...

I am starting to feel that way. I only do primary for the first and last day of practice. On the day with second serie(only up to laghu), I only do one drop back.On the primary day, I do three drop back. I totally design my own program now since I have been practicing at home for the last 6 months. My self practice so far has been the most pleasant experience since I start mysore style practice 4 years agao. And I am living in Gokulam. I don't go to any shala. Love your last two posts.

Earth Patriot said...

I just want to point out that without "the sysytem", and without having practiced it for some time, we would not be able to design our own practice and benefit from it as well as we do. The system serves a vital purpose.

Anonymous said...

have you ever tried just practicing and not sharing it with the world. try it for a year. just practice. stop analyzing every step. just practice for 1 year, silently (that is web silence) and then come back to us in a year and tell us what happened. Now that would be interesting. peace.

Lauren Patriot said...

I don't want to point out anything....I'm tired of pointing things out to other people who are busy pointing things out to everyone.

Keep questioning.

Laura said...

Wow. Cranky much, anonymous?

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