One of the yoga blogs I read is Grounding Through the Sit Bones. It’s Iyengar-focused, which I like, because most of the ones I’ve found have been Ashtanga-focused. That’s fine, but it’s not my discipline. (I do love Yoga Gumbo, though.)
Go take a look. She just started a thing of practicing a specific pose for several practices in a row, and suggesting that her readers do the same, then post comments. I missed the Trikonasana (triangle) practice, because I don’t read the blog religiously. The current pose is Adho Mukha Svanasana (downward-facing dog).
At first I thought, “Dang, I can’t do that one with my funky shoulders.” But then I realized I can, because I can do variations, and make observations about my progress.
Well, first of all, have I done this yet? No. We went out of town and stayed in the teeniest B&B bedroom ever, where there was no room on the floor. But I’ve been back a couple of days and still haven’t been on the mat. Tomorrow morning, really.
Anyway, what I CAN do is dolphin pose. I don’t know the Sanskrit for this one, but you can see it at Yoga Journal. I can also do the pose normally but with my elbows belted together so I don’t collapse. That is still a bit hard on my wrists. And I have ropes at home, so I can do rope dog. Also wall dog.
Am I being too much of a Pollyanna? I do think I can do almost anything with some modification. Now if I would just DO IT!