This is the third day that I am practicing the audio course named “Ashtanga Yoga Beginners Complete Set“, I feel that with each day that passes I get to know my body a bit better, I am still trying to make the poses look perfect (which is not good!) but then I remind myself that the whole point of yoga is to be MYSELF and connect to my body and soul. Ashtanga yoga for beginners is really FOR BEGINNERS, every pose is explained with detail and I feel that I am learning something new every day, correcting my postures, listening to my body’s limits and having fun.
I’m getting better
The Sun Salutation A was awesome and I’m getting really good at it! I did it in full pace without any pauses for corrections or tips from Yuki and I felt very proud of myself. This Ashtanga yoga for beginners makes me feel that with each lesson it builds up for the following one and I am getting better each and every day.
I turned up the volume on my iPhone and after practicing the Sun Salutation A, we moved on to Sun Salutation B at a slower pace, that was not easy for me because we stayed in each pose for longer. Every time we slow down the pace I get confused with the breaths and find myself in the need for more breaths between the poses.
Yuki says that it is fine to take as many breaths as I need so I think I am doing OK regarding my breaths. The poses themselves in the Sun Salutation B are very similar to A but for some reason I find it more difficult to do them, maybe because of the slow pace compared to A. I guess that as I move forward with the lessons each exercise will get easier and easier to follow as I will already know the poses by heart.
As we continued to with the Sun Salutation B the pace started to flow much better, and I began to gain more confidence in my ability to do these poses.
Getting to Know my Limits
This exercise was pretty intense on my upper back for some reason, I think I should pay closer attention to the explanations because at some point I noticed that I was really over doing it with my pose, trying to make it look like the photo. I’m still not at that level, I’m definitely still a beginner working my way up and getting to know my body’s limits.
During the Sun Salutation B, I was starting to feel tired and my muscles were starting to hurt, I decided to ease it up a bit and try to get into a comfortable position within every pose. That was a smart decision because after I stopped trying to make all my postures ‘perfect’ every stretch felt good.
In this lesson, I didn’t look at the photos at all for Sun Salutation A and B, but for the new Standing Postures that I learned today, I was constantly looking at the photos. I think my conclusion for today would be to PRINT out the PDF files so I won’t have to touch my laptop’s keyboard to scroll down for each pose.
I’m so looking forward to tomorrow’s lesson number 4! I hope I will be able to do all the postures in full pace.
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