First practice without a shirt this morning and the clocks go forward ( or is it back) this weekend. With the warmer weather here at last and feeling a little blogged out I figure I'll take a break from the blogosphere for the summer and.... I don't know, practice some yoga.
Pictures are of the state of play of some postures I'd started working on before it got too cold, thought I'd do a before and after summer practice thing and see how they come along. Mostly though I want to work on my Pranayama my Meditation and read some Heidegger. Oh and chant the Gita maybe
*And try to figure out why I continue to do this insular practice in a world of suffering.
TRY THIS: Going through your whole practice with your focus on the a spot between your upper lip and where the air enters your nostril's. This doesn't have to affect your drishti practice, gaze where you want but keep your attention on the breath as it crosses this spot.
Practice will probably be pretty much as in the previous post, Ashtanga Primary, Intermediate and Advanced Series on Friday, Saturday and Sunday then Vinyasa krama the rest of the week.
I still have to finish a review of an Iyengar DVD ( twenty hours left to go) Yoga Journal ( see previous post) and will continue to post Ramaswami's newsletters each month as well as the odd tweet over on the left of the blog.
Have a wonderful Spring/Summer
See you in the fall.
* Actually am a little... distracted by this, the Buddhists have a practiced response but the Yogi's?
Hmmmm, perhaps Karma yoga ( yoga of action, can be interpreted/applied as service to others). Our hatha practice is supposed to reduce Rajas allowing us perhaps to be selfless in our service to/support of others, without seeking gratitude or appreciation. Links the internal with the external nicely.