breath, mulling things over, self-talk

Obstacles, pushed aside

Yesterday I was quite chuffed that I had a good practice. I did a blend of the Iyengar sciatica sequence from the big (and I believe somewhat inaccurate in its first edition) Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health by B.K.S. Iyengar and Sam Dworkis’s Recovery Yoga. I started after I had gone for a walk and done general morning doodah.

Today I got up early because I was uncomfortable. So I went right downstairs to do the same sequence. I was the opposite of chuffed, whatever that might be. Blue, I guess. I just couldn’t get close to the level I’d been able to do the day before. My left leg was nowhere near vertical in Supta Padangusthasana, my standing poses were weak, and I didn’t have the energy for Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana.

Obstacles: Illness, doubt, lack of perseverance

So I leaned more in the direction of Recovery Yoga, slowing down, observing each movement, breathing with movement and not trying so hard to replicate yesterday. That was good. I didn’t spring upstairs afterwards, but I didn’t feel so blue, and it’s been a good day in general.

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