It’s a Sunday and I’m at work…
The joys of life when one works 7 days a week. If not for yoga practice, I think I’ll go insane.
No Ashtanga today, took a FlowYoga class. I wanted to do this last weekend but never ended up going. It was good, different and interesting at the very least. It’s revealed some weaknesses I’ve consciously overlooked for a long time, mostly, my weak legs. I usually try to breeze through warrior sequence (utkatanasana, virabhadrasana A and B) because of my lack of leg strength. Well, I felt it today.
We did a tonne of squatting and lunging and my legs gave out on me many times. A few poses we did were familiar, prasarita A, uttanasana, a modified form of parighasana, tiriangmukhaikapada paschimattanasana on bolsters and janu A.
Breathing was the hardest part for me. The class was tiny, only 4 students and 1 teacher. Ujjayi breathing wasn’t practiced. I kept finding myself starting ujjayi breathing, then having to tone it down so it didn’t bother the other people in class. I actually had to consciouly tell myself to stop ujjaya breathing, it’s so automatic for me these days.
There was some semblance of bandhas, the teacher kept saying “pull the navel to the spine”. Again, I found auto-bandhas on most of the time, both mula and uddiyana.
It’s nice to try something different once in a while, makes me appreciate my practice a little more. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s practice now… oh wait… garba pindasana’s waiting for me tomorrow… maybe I can wait