NEVER COMPARE YOURSELF. This self-taught 10 year old back-bender looks like she is closely related to legendary Iyengar and not to me. 🤣Relieved and happy to not have passed on my scoliosis. Enjoy each other’s specialness 😊
MOVEMENT EXPLORATION MOOD. Today I took @jangalikayamane s movement class @northernlightyoga and he talked about how when you first practice a new movement it’s hard, so hard. It is impossible for the longest time. Then it’s there but it’s still messy, jerky, amateur. Only eventually it will get easier, more effortless. And finally, it is beautiful.
TO BIND OR NOT TO BIND?.. Here is my story: I could bind in this pose almost since my very first ashtanga class. Does that mean anything? No, only that I have long arms and relatively good lower back twistiness/flexibility/strength. Unfortunately my «advantage» kept me from doing the pose correctly for the longest time. Now I am focusing more on lengthening than on binding tighter. Here I am actually refraining from a wrist bind focusing instead on my upper body not hunching over. Thank you @alli_roush for the good tutorial! The challenge is #noticethislotus with #firstseries#marichasanaD hosted by @alli_roush@jadebellyyoga@bowlingandyoga
THIRD SERIES ✨ I feel that I am finally ready to integrate some of the advanced transitions from the third series into my practice. Urdhva kukkutasana is one of these that look really harmless until you try it. I thought my lotus is tight enough and my tripod is stable enough to give it a go. And I should have sufficient strength. Yet this took me many attempts. It is again the relation between the length of my legs and torso that makes it almost impossible to lift my lotus up after landing. My knees simply wont fit near my arm pits. To fold the mat twice under my head helps. (You can try a thin book or magazine to get a little bit higher, too). I almost use a bit of momentum rolling towards my forhead as I engage my hands, shoulders and core to lift up. The tips of my fingers play a big part, using all my spiderfinger handstand skills. It was almost killing me. 😬 Any good advice how to use less strength? #handbalancing#thirdseries#hollyshandstands#gravityissues#functionalfitness#noticethislotus#urdhvakukkutasana
INSPIRED by the fearless acrobatic play of the girls I rolled into unsupported shoulderstand from #parasitapadottanasana C for the very first time today. My proportions and the lack of abundant hamstring flexibility have made this transversion unthinkable for the longest time. Suprised that I could overcome my fears and control the roll out in a #shoulderstand. 😅 We should definitely try more unthinkable things. #gravityissues