A restful Sunday. a cup of golden monkey and shakespeare before practice.
At this stage of my life there are so many things that cause me pain. Yoga causes me pain, it hurts to get up at 5 every single day, not to mention various injuries that happen along the way. School causes me pain, especially when I fall behind and have to push so much harder to catch up. Even being lazy causes me pain; it hurts knowing that my goals are within reach but I’d rather eat peanut butter before bed than accomplish them. Yoga is supposed to help with this right? It’s like prayer, in a way. You can put up all your hopes, fears and problems in prayer, but if you pray to find the strength to stop eating peanut butter before bed, you can’t keep eating peanut butter before bed and complain that your prayers aren’t reaching god’s ears…
To everyone out there getting up before the sun, making a cup of tea, coffee or water, performing the morning rituals, and eventually laying out the mat to practice, I’m there with you.
Where I wait from 12:50-1:25 every mwf. No yoga today, it’s a much needed day of rest and recovery,
Much emphasis is placed on practicing 6 days a week, and it’s something I subscribe to. When you practice that often the transformative effect of yoga begins to show throughout your entire life; not that it won’t show if you practice less, it’ll just take longer. Also, practicing 6 days a week within a mysore yoga environment would be extremely beneficial, as the teacher will get to know all the in’s and out’s of your individual practice and be able to give you better (more personalized) instruction. Of course, every single person is different and will respond differently to different levels of practice, not to mention other, legitimate reasons why one can’t practice that often…I think one of the solid truths of yoga is that you need consistency, 6 days a week is better than 3 if you can manage it, and 3 is better than 1, and 1 is better than none. The most important thing is that you practice. Anyone care to add their thoughts on an unwavering 6 day practice? Personal experience? Any yoga related thing in general?