“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.” ~ Plato
Still sore… and thinking how Plato would have liked the Ashtanga yoga practice.
I’m doing the same asana practice that I’ve been doing for years, but there’s something about working with David Keil this week that’s bringing it to a new level. This is why I love having many different yoga teachers: tiny tweaks can change everything.
A few things David K has brought to my attention this week:
- Keeping my mouth closed throughout entire practice (I thought I had been doing this but now realize I haven’t)
- Focusing on hamstrings in the standing foundation poses (my tight hamstrings have led to some recent back pain)
- Using my fingertips in nakrasana (This pose is so hard for me! See below)
- Doing handstands immediately after backbends (and starting to think about going from handstand to backbend and back up to standing)
Any other Y2 people reading this: please share what you're learning! One downside to this mysore-style practice is that I can’t hear everything the teacher tells other people!