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Mysore practice 25/8/19 and 27/8/19

25/8/19 (Sun)

As I had to run here and there on Sunday after the practice, I didn’t have time to write my practice journal. Yes... so I forgot most of it. But I remember I got hands-on from Sharmila on utthita hasta padangusthasana and supta kurmasana :-) My breaths were slow and I focused on practicing ‘slow and steady’. The room didn’t feel as hot as the previous day. This day.. I forgot supta konasana. I realised when I was in supta padangusthasana... Grrrr but I just moved on. Rolling up was so-so. Setu bandhasana was okay. Back bend was okay but not as deep. I think I did 4 or 5 dropbacks to get 3 come up. It was good. When I moved to the next room for the closing sequence I took time to adjust as I could feel my back. I took 30 breaths in sirsasana and about 12 in half bend. I took more than 10 min for savasana. It was a nice practice.

At Ashtanga Yoga Brussels on 25/8/19(Sun) from 06:25 to 08:15

Teacher: Sharmila Desai

27/8/19 (Tue)

I placed my mat on my ‘usual’ spot, first row right corner. I didn’t take much time to breathe before but started directly. My hamstrings felt tight (surprisingly). I could feel my heartbeat from the surya namaskar B. I think about losing some belly fat whenever I do twist. The only asana that I can’t do very well these days (compare to the past) is parivrtta parsvakonasana and I think this is due to my belly fat. Hmmmm anyways it was really good to have Anne’s push on prasarita padottanasana C. I missed this push! My utthita hasta padangusthasana felt good. It felt stable enough. Interesting. Seated felt quite nice. Ha! What a change?! During the Sharmila Desai’s workshop I always felt heavy in seated.. but today I felt really good. Navasana was okay. The pain is getting better I think. I start off with bent legs and try to straighten the legs for 2-3 breaths. Bujapidasana was okay. Supta kurmasana was nice. All the transition was a bit fast but I didn’t drop my feet on the ground. Today I didn’t forget my supta konasana and actually rolling was really good. Other rolling ups from ubbhaya padangusthasana and urdhva mukha paschimottanasana were... really good!! I did them all at one go with straight legs. I was very happy with myself. Setu bandhasana was okay. My pashasana was actually okay. I did both side on my own.. but with my heels off the mat. I think now I get a hang of pashasana. I just need to work on putting my heels down. Krounchasana was same as usual so was shalabasana. And I did drop back 3 times. My second come up failed with my knees dropped on the floor. I think really.. less effort is the key. My come up was quite different today because I felt my legs were tired. I’ve never felt this tiredness in my legs during back bend before so it was very weird. After this practice Anne came and helped me with half roll. I walked my hands near my heels and I could see my heels. Even though I felt a bit overwhelmed during back bend practice, I really started to like this....... :-) I had a relatively short closing sequence as I was worried about being late at work. Though I kept my normal 30 breath sirsasana but half bend was about 12. Utplitih was 10. It was another very nice practice!

At Ashtanga Yoga Brussels on 27/8/19(Tue) from 06:55 to 08:25

Teacher: Anne


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