What, I have to do them in one go? Bugger.
More dropback's, normal speed this time so going to be like watching grass grow. If you jump about a bit you'll see I'm trying slightly different styles and rhythms.
This set was done after a full morning practice of Vinyasa Krama Bow and Meditative sequences sandwiched between some Standing and Inversion etc, rather than Friday evening's ten minutes prep. To be honest it didn't seem to make much difference, I didn't feel particularly stiff Saturday morning although my legs ached a bit, probably from the heel lift approach and my stomach muscles felt like they'd had quite a work out.
SUGGESTION; If you want to work on drop backs and coming up perhaps some work on strengthening the legs, a deeper Utkatasana andVirabhadrasana perhaps and your stomach muscles, no cheating on Navasana. Not the postures we usually associate with dropback prep.
Still trying to find the best approach.
I start off trying to get the arm movement Iyengar used in yesterday's video below
(see post for the full video) then switch back to raising the heels and my namaste approach before switching to feet turned out again.
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from Kalama sutra, translation from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi
from Kalama sutra, translation from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi This blog included. "So, as I said, Kalamas: 'Don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, "This contemplative is our teacher." When you know for yourselves that, "These qualities are unskillful; these qualities are blameworthy; these qualities are criticized by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to harm & to suffering" — then you should abandon them.' Thus was it said. And in reference to this was it said.
"Now, Kalamas, don't go by reports, by legends, by traditions, by scripture, by logical conjecture, by inference, by analogies, by agreement through pondering views, by probability, or by the thought, 'This contemplative is our teacher.' When you know for yourselves that, 'These qualities are skillful; these qualities are blameless; these qualities are praised by the wise; these qualities, when adopted & carried out, lead to welfare & to happiness' — then you should enter & remain in them. Buddha - Kalama Sutta