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Sunday, 19 June 2011
... and 56 more dropback's makes 108 right.
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 my opening prayer
Thank you Krishnamacharya
Thank you Pattabhi Jois
Thank you Manju Jois
Thank you Saraswati
Thank you Sharat
Thank you Kristina
Thank you Ramaswami
Thank you Sri Sribhashyam
Thank you Simon
Thank you all teachers and practitioners
for bringing me to and maintaining me in this practice
May all beings be safe
May all beings be well
May all being be peaceful
May all beings be happy