After a powerfully evocative practice with my teacher and class today I was left with the feeling that maybe my three classes a week aren’t going to be enough. We focused on asana holds today, which in my case involved a lot of teetering and falling. I love my teacher’s approach to hold asanas — in addition to being very particular with us about technique and positioning, he also reminds us continually, “It’s only a fall if you don’t get up.“
On reading a little about asanas, I discovered that many of the hold asanas we practiced today promote relief from anxiety — no wonder the practice was so evocative. My favorite — and most challenging — was Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose).
Here’s an adorable illustration of the asana from Yoganina Blog:
This challenge is free through Yoga Journal and it seems simple enough. I signed up today, so over the next 21 days I’ll be receiving daily newsletters with a video link to guide me in my daily practice. I’d be lying if I said I’m going with brimming with confidence, but I figure, avoiding disappointment by playing safe isn’t a position of confidence either.
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