Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Yoga talk

In class yesterday, went from Salamba Sirsasana back into a variation of Urdhva Dhanurasana (with headstand A arms) and then back to Urdhva Dhanurasana. I did have someone spotting me, but it wasn't so scary.

We also went from Bakasana to headstand A and back to Bakasana. Coming back down into Bakasana is hard, I sort of just brought my knees toward my chest and rocked out of it. But still, I was shocked that I could do any of it.

In contrast, I couldn't do pincha at all, which I can sometimes do.

5 comments:

Julie Choffel said...

While the instructor describes the next asana, I'm always thinking, There's no way I'm doing that. No way. Five minutes later, I'm somehow doing it.

K. Lorraine Graham said...

Yes! Although sometimes I fall on my nose. I try not to be too sarcastic when my teacher says "no expectations."

Now if I could only be so focused with my writing practice...

mike said...

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Ian Keenan said...

I’ve never done Salamba Sirsasana, and my Urdhva Dhanurasana looks sort of like the elephant eaten by the snake in The Little Prince.

K. Lorraine Graham said...

I think I'm having a moment in my yoga practice where I can do new asanas that I had no access to previously. This means of course, that I'll come into a period of eventually have a period of no progress.