mulling things over, self-talk

Being in the pose

I’ve noticed that when I practice alone I tend to start thinking about the next pose before I’m done with the current one.  It’s worse if I don’t make myself a written list of what I plan to do.  There I am in my Adho Mukha Svanasana (downward facing dog), thinking about whether I should do Ardha Chandrasana or Parsvottanasana after Trikonasana.  

My new bit of self-talk is a reminder that this is what I’m doing right now.  Next is next and will take care of itself when the time comes.  So what if I forget to do a twist in the sequence.

For some reason I lost the habit of writing down my plan.  Time to return to it.

1 thought on “Being in the pose”

  1. Yes I always have to have a plan and it stops me thinking of the next pose. I’ve put the thumbnails into powerpoint slides with a few practice notes on each. I can then print the slides off in handout form for an easy to follow program. Maybe this will wear off – I’m only a beginner

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