I really didn’t want to get out of the bed today. I was contemplating for like 10 min which is much longer than usual. I got off the bed at 5:55am thinking… should I practice at home? But I just washed myself and got ready. I took the usual bus around 6:25am. I got to the shala and started practicing slightly before 6:50am. Not bad! I didn’t want to waste time as I wanted to practice till my asana (shalabhasana) and not to be late at my work. Surya namaskar felt so fast and I focused a lot on breathing. Lynne gave me a tip in prasaritta padottanasana C and helped me in utthita hasta padangusthasana. She also told me I won’t get help in Mysore (argh!). I put a lot of attention on my knees and legs in general in virabhadrasana. Lynne said ‘good’. In dandasana, Lynne again said something positive and pushed between my shoulder blades to make my heart open more. It was so good. She gave me a good push in paschimattanasana as well. This time, I didn’t forget to do purvattanasana. Haha. Lynne taught me the different angles in janu sirsasana. 90 in A, 85 in B and 75 in C. This was useful. I was holding my wrist all the time in marichyasana. Yes! Navasana was good. I feel that I am getting stronger in boat pose. Bujapidasana felt strong though transition was just okay. I stayed in supta kurmasana to wait for Lynne but she was busy with other students. I just went onto transition which felt wonderful. Later when I was in supta padangusthasana Lynne asked me whether I’d done supta kurmasana. Hahahah Garbha pindasana rolling felt gentle today. Everything was good but my rolling up from ubhaya padangusthasana was not so good. But when I came up, I was stable. Setu bandhasana felt actually quite nice today. I felt my legs were engaged more. Pashasana was done with Lynne’s help. I can hold onto the tips of my fingers but putting the heels down is just very difficult. Krounchasana was same though I got confused with the side in the beginning. When in shalabhasana Lynne came and helped me open chest / roll shoulders back more. In B, she told me to move my hands back more and said my legs are well engaged. I can’t actually picture myself in this pose. I feel I am engaging everything I could and pushing the pelvis and lower belly down but not sure whether I am doing it ‘okay’. At least Lynne told me my legs were good so I am okay there. She asked whether this is the practice Anne gave me. I said yes and moved onto back bend. In urdhva dhanurasna itself I felt so good. It is a good asana for me. But when I wanted to lift… my heart started bumping too much. Lynne came to help me and I lifted up by holding onto her arms in the end… hehe I felt too comfortable having her there. She said she was there for my heart. It was super sweet of her. Awww Thanks to her, I didn’t have crazy heart. I did drop back 4 times as my first one was not so good. On the fourth one my feet were firm. I asked Lynne about feet position and got good answers. She gave me a good push in paschimattanasana and I did a gentle sarvangasana sequence. I stayed 30 breaths in sirsasana and 20 in half bend. OMG I felt so light and nice in half bend.. I wanted to stay longer but because of the time I just lift and came down. I even took 13 breaths in utplitih. Yes! My savasana was 6 min. I thanked Lynne and left the room with happy (and not so pumpy) heart.
At Ashtanga Yoga Brussels on 24/10/19(Thu) from 06:50 to 08:20