Mysore practice 29/10/19


I was a weird day. I got off at the wrong bus stop and had to wait the next bus. I arrived at Yoga Room a bit later than usual. When I wanted to enter, the opening matra had begun. I waited till it was finished. I entered, greeted Nick and placed my mat on the back row. Overall, the practice was very clean and simple. Standing was same as usual. My utthita hasta padangusthasana was quite stable today. I put my chin on tibia but Nick told me to look at my toes. It was hard but doable. He pointed out again about the firm clasp in prasaritta padottanasana C. His push felt super good. Seated was fine too. Now I think I can safely say that I can hold my wrist (or near) in all marichyasana poses. I take some time to get there but in the end I manage to do it. Navasana was okay. Nick asked me whether I have a back issue. I told him 'tailbone'. First time is okay without folding the mat. But my tailbone area gets really hurt from second onwards... I don't know how Sharathji will react in Mysore. Bujapidasana was okay and I didn't touch the ground in transition. Nick's hands were super fast in supta kurmasana. My transition was good. I stayed about 2-3 breaths in titibasana (intentionally). But I lost a bit of strength and my feet touched the ground in transition. Though I was happy. Garbha pindasana felt stable today. In supta padangusthasana Nick told me to look at the foot. I am already touching my tibia with chin and my foot was way behind my head. So it was bloody weird.... but I did it anyways. I am a good student. Rolling up in ubhaya padangusthasana and urdhva mukha paschimottanasana was not good. NOT GOOD! But... well.. I did few tries to get them okay. Setu bandhasana felt good. Nowadays neither Anne, Lynne or Nick say anything about my setu bandhasana.. I guess either they don't see it or I am doing it alright. Pashasana was done alone first and with Nick's help. With his help I felt I was really twisting and opening heart to side. Good feeling. Krounchasana was good and shalabhasana too. I did nice urdhva dhanurasana. When I say nice, I mean I felt good. I swung my body back and forward on the third one to lift. My heart started beating fast so I slowed down. I lifted up! Yes! And... drop back... Today... all my three drop backs were a success! I came up with firm feet. My feet didn't escape their place. Yes! After half roll, I tried to walk my hands closer to my feet. Nick said I got better than before. I was happy. But at the same time I know that this particular practice of back bend can get worse... I am not 'obsessed' with what I can do now. I am just happy that I am enjoying this practice and not being afraid of. It's a sweet feeling. I just wish my daily life (apart from yoga) feels this way too. I am holding onto so many things and worrying about the things I can't control... What's going on, Gayoung? But I am sure this asana practice is helping me get through this phase. It was another grateful morning.


At Yoga Room Defacqz on 29/10/19(Tue) from 07:00 to 08:30

Teacher: Nick