I love how Anonymous Sadhaka writes about yoga. I’ve noticed, and many of my students have noticed, how our practices have changed. Not enough to drink 6 cups of coffee in baddakonasana though…
There used to be a time I was proud of my ability to sit in a baddakonasana, padmasana etc.. I had pride too, in the ability to go to sleep in supta virasana. Those were the days I was running long distance and these asanas were part of my everyday. Naturally, the body adapted and the flexibility improved. But, I was also attached to what I thought was good looking poses. 🙂
Now, a few years and more than a few knocks later, I am relearning these asanas, cautiously. The sweet spot lies somewhere between fear and aggression. Doing, observing, pushing through or retreating- all of these while questioning myself if the actions spring from attachment or detachment, from pride or a spirit of enquiry.
It took me a while to come back to the mat with the regularity I have now. It also took…
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