Friday, November 23, 2007

Day 121

I'm really beginning to appreciate the short form I've been working with. It's the 45 minute short from the Swenson book, but I've added a few postures to it to round out an hour. I've been feeling under the weather this week and this short practice has allowed me to continue with Ashtanga despite my lower-than-usual energy levels.

I think I'm going to continue with the short form through this week. I'm teaching it to my Intro Ashtanga students as a 'home practice' for them to do during the holiday break between sessions (this is a pre-registered class). It would be nice if I was thoroughly familiar with it.

Today, I even managed to do some Ujjayi breathing for part of my practice. I'm also starting to move Sirsasana back into the middle of the room. Funny thing about working with the straight legs: coming into the pose with bent legs is totally comfortable for me now. I can do it anywhere, confidently.

The effects of the laryngitis is lingering. My voice is touch-and-go these days. I was struggling last night, sounded like a frog teaching my noon class and my youth class this afternoon. But I have moments when I sound completely normal. I hope I'm over this soon (like, this weekend).

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I am still reading your blog although I have not been commenting as of late. Hope you feel better soon. Anyway, I have bee doing an introductory Ashtanga you practice myself for a while and one in particular for that past week. This is a real workout for me though I suspect it would just be a warm up for you. I was wondering what you thought of it.
Anyway, I find it very good for me. It makes me feel like I am really working hard. I so admire you. If you feel you want to, please respond at
Keep up the great work.