Monday, December 10, 2012

Damn, yo! More than a year has gone by!

Hello again, old yogafriends.  I haven't posted in over a year and almost completely forgot about this blog.  I was reading some old posts today and realized that I have really come a long way since August 29, 2011.  I eventually got Marichyasana C (took almost six months) and I'm REALLY close on Mari D.  Well, maybe not that close.

Bhuja Pidasana was, for at least two months, a slapstick comedy routine of alternately banging my forehead and then ass against the mat.  While I'm sure it was hilarious for all of my yogafriends, eventually I figured out how to avoid yoga concussions and broken teeth - you move your ass BACK when you bend FORWARD to touch your face to the mat!  That gives you enough balance to hopefully not faceplant as shown below.

Kurmasana and Supta Kurmasana are, predictably, shitshows of pain and stiffness.  Working too hard at these intense forward bends has resulted in a lower back strain which occurred about a week ago and is only now beginning to fade.  My teacher has admonished me sufficiently for not practicing ahimsa in regards to my own body.

I have more to say and more to share, but I think this post is done.  I very recently upped my practice from 3-4 times a week to the full 5-6 times.  Still waiting on the results, but so far things seem positive, except for the previously mentioned back strain.

No comments:

Post a Comment