Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Day 290

Today, I didn't even entertain the thought of doing Full Primary. Instead, I resolved to do a slightly beefed-up version of the Swenson short form and to still the voice of my inner-critic. I focused on working very hard at the poses I *am* able to do, while engaging the bandhas and breathing. As a result, it was the best practice I've had in ages and, more importantly, I felt really good about it.

I think on some level, I felt like I was avoiding my practice by opting out of parts of Primary. For now, until this shoulder pain clears up, I think the short form is precisely my speed and exactly what I need to be doing.

I even did a *very* modified version of shoulderstand at the end (the one I teach to my raw beginners in Ashtanga Intro classes) and a long Savasana.


alfia said...

Hi, Kai:

At least you have your practice. I haven't practiced for two weeks now and my shoulder still hurts.

Feel better!

Surya said...

hey!! I just want to say that I'm impressed that you're still practising even when you're hurt! But REALLY: be sure to listen to what your body tells you!

Question: what is the name of the dvd with Swanson's short version?