Videos from when I first started Ashtanga
While hunting through some old files buried away on my hard drive I came across a file called 'griyoga' which turned out to contain a bunch of old videos, taken on my phone, from when I first started practicing Ashtanga ( probably around april/may 2007. Actually more like June as I notice the Jute mat I bought for a trip to Paris, so been practicing about three months) . I think I've come across one or two of these before but most I'd completely forgotten about. I've stitched them together, and while I cringe a little a little at the thought, here they are. Come to think of it, my Utthita hasta padangusthasana often doesn't feel that much better than here.
David Garrigues' Dropback with blocks technique
Took a while, but finally got on the mat for Intermediate series. Backbends had felt good so decided to play around with dropbacks a little more and try to splay the feet a little less. Remembered David Garrigues recent dropback posts where he puts a block between the thighs to narrow the stance, decided to give that a try.