Today’s class was a great class, it was one of the new teachers. It triggered a thought in my mind. When I started Bikram yoga it was new in Sweden and the one teacher was kind of new as well. A new teacher follows the dialogue and needs a more experienced teacher to be able to bloom and to know how to point out the small things to studends. An experienced teacher knows not only the dialogue but also understands it and how the different postures can develop for a different typ of student over time.
I can remember those corrections that I have got that really have made a diffrence in my practice. Without those experinced teachers I would still be hanging out there in the gray mist. Thanks to all of you and I am so grateful that you want to stay in the cold dark north (the summers are a different thing) and share your knowledge.
Thanks also to everybody that writes about their findings in some postures, like The Missus did the other day with her Standing Bow and her ass. Thanks! I found mine today! I wouldn’t have done it in some time if I hadn’t known that I could work harder with those muscles.
The Standing Bow is just such a cool posture, I think I am starting to get a hold of it or at least I have found a new posture in it.
Something has also happened in Seperate Leg Head to Knee. I am starting to put my hands together in front of me, one side is straighter than the other, but it is happening.
The massage yesterday must have done some good for my muscles in my back, I could reach my arms around my legs and grab the elbows eachother in third set of Wind Removing.
I am working a lot on my situps, to find out how to relax the throat and hold the breath anyway. Theoretically the stomach needs to be sucked in and pull the diaphragma downwards. This needs a lot of contemplation. If any of you have any ideas on this one I would be happy.
Other funny side effects that I find with doing lots of yoga is that my hair and my nails grow fast and strong! I would be able to have long strong cool finger-nails, just a shame that I learned how to type without nails, long nails mess up my keyboard….