Richard Freeman Ashtanga yoga The Intermediate series DVD
Final day and I don't appear any closer to coming up, and yet I can feel it's all becoming a little more controlled each day. I know it will come, sooner, rather than later.
And Richards statement in the video, 'This pose is quite challenging and takes at least two weeks of practice' , if he means getting into the pose then, yes, you can do it in two weeks of focused practice, or even a little less. Coming up from it, though, surely takes more time. Dropping back into Kapo is one thing, reaching the heels, another.
I find I'm not disappointed, very happy with being able to get into it and how much more balanced my intermediate feels. It's a wonderful asana, I have this image of one of those speeded up movies of a flower opening and closing and opening again, am beginning to fall in love with Intermediate.
Now I want to let it do it's thing, deepen and grow in me, and just get on with my practice for a while, without focusing on any particular asana. Following 'The post', from Owl, I want to take some time to think about this thing we do.