Day two, it helps to spot light the back bends in my
minds eye, attention to detail can help in any situation. Trying to get to
Practice daily, but Happy moon Day crescent 🕊🕉🌙
#yogaeverydamnday#astanga is my anchor
I got my astanga practice on tonight, but Grace decided to join me for awhile for a dance party and then some downdogs. Side note: I haven’t had a consistent practice in almost three years, so I decided to get back to it. But keep finding excuses not to get on my mat. So I decided today to just get my sun sals on and start there. I did five sun sal A and five sun sal B and thought I may die. Then I did the foundation poses. I didn’t do the closing poses because I haven’t researched enough on how to make them work for my body so I just did some Savasana and stretching. Woot!
marichyásana C, venho treinando essa postura há um mês. A primeira vez que tentei fazer ela - quando pratiquei ashtanga pela primeira vez, há uns 4 anos - pensei que essa postura não era pra mim, que nunca a realizaria.
No workshop com a @danysayoga , no começo de dezembro, ela me ajudou e a postura finalmente saiu 🙏🏻
Voltei pra casa e continuei praticando, veio a frustração: sozinha a postura não saía de jeito nenhum. Lidei com essas sensações “ruins” e não desisti.
Semana passada consegui fechar a postura, para os dois lados! E foi uma das melhores sensações que já experimentei em uma prática!
Porque não era simplesmente conseguir fazer uma postura difícil, era a superação, o medo vencido, perceber que sou capaz daquilo que um dia nunca imaginei que seria.
O yoga é isso: deixar de lado aquilo que você acredita ser para o que você realmente é aflore.
Ainda falta melhorar a postura, um passo de cada vez ✨
Boas práticas! 🕉
Just a note to say that I am covering Darna's class tonight and there are just 2 spaces left for my usual Tuesday class. Both at 6.30 and in the studio in St Clement's. Expect lots of deep relaxation, massage & sumptuous stretching #astanga#yin#stclementsfarm#visitjersey
Astangajoogan johdantokurssille tulevana viikonloppuna on vielä muutama paikka vapaana! Kokeile ja ihastu voimakkaan lempeään astangajoogaan. Hinta 45e yhdistelmä/kuntosalijäsenet (min.12/24kk) ja 55e muut.
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Yoga allows you to find a new kind of freedom that you may not have known even existed.
-B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
I avoid dhanurasana like the plague. Why? Because it scares me. This year I vowed to myself that I would start turning toward the things that scare me to stare them right in the face. .
If you can't hold on to your toe with your knee straight in utthita hasta padangusthasana (one hand big toe pose) then bend your knee and hold on to it instead.
Another option is to wrap a towel around your foot and use both hands to hold on to the towel.
This pose couuld be thought of as a standing hamstring stretch for the lifted leg. So that you can stretch the hamstring focus on relaxing it.
You can also work on using the strength of your arm (and or the hip flexors). If the problem is lack of grip then grab on to the side of the foot instead. It's no longer "big toe pose" but then again, neither is it if you are using a towel!
Names aside, if your hamstrings lack flexibility, try not to compensate by rounding your spine.
Use a towel or bend your knee so that you can keep your spine straight while doing this one legged series of balance poses.
You can then use your arms to pull on your leg without compromising your lower back.
With respect to the Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana lifted leg, you can focus on relaxing the back of the thigh so that you can lift the leg higher.
Or you can try activating the back of the thigh by pulling your leg down while at the same time using your hand to pull up.
Another option is to focus on reaching the leg out of the hip. Make your leg feel long. And at the same time pull up with the arm or pull up and back.