What is Yoga 308
Life is a constant struggle of balancing our body on both a physical and emotional side. Through yoga I have learned several life lessons. Yoga 308 is a goal I set for myself to do at least 60 minutes of yoga for 6 days a week for the next year. I invite anyone to join me on this adventure as I blog about some of my daily experiences. This is not intended to show that I have found peace and tranquility, but rather give my honest feelings of my journey. Enjoy.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Day 246 - Minor Adjustments
I feel like I learned so much in only 2 days. I now know a better path on where I need to take my practice to get deeper into the postures. I was really excited as the instructor put me in a couple postures I have never been able to get in to before. I also was taught a lot of little adjustments that actually made real sense on why I was not going deeper into certain postures. These minor adjustments help out so much. For instance, I know I still clinch my butt in a lot of postures. I was actually shown (on me) how when I release my butt my lower back opens up, and I am able to start to go deeper into certain postures like back bending.
These minor adjustments will take a long time to change. I have to correct not only the technique I have been doing throughout my practice, but also the everyday living I put my body through. Think how bad something like snowboarding is for yoga. There is no balance, all the strength is put into one leg, and the shock to the system is immense. These daily routines, even how we sit, walk, or eat will effect my yoga practice.
After practice I ventured off down the beach and to a small Budhist temple. I then walked up the road to a big Buddha stature overlooking the sea. It was really cool experience as the whole park was pretty much empty except for me and the Buddha statues.
I returned back for the 5:00 restorative class. These gentle yoga postures helped to relieve some of the soreness from being tied into a pretzel in the morning Mysore class.
It is crazy that after 3 days I am still meeting people from this very large group. There are more people that have been coming and going. Everyone of course is very relaxed and enjoying the weather, yoga, massages, and atmosphere.