Back to the basics

On my last post I mentioned I was trying to listen to my body and take it easy on my yoga practice not only due to my wrist injury but also as I got a cold. On Saturday however even though I ended up not going to a class, I was helping once again on the Ecstatic Dance event, and ended up doing a few stretches before the dance. I was actually quite proud of myself that I managed to leave a bit early and not force my body to keep going not in 100% of its capacity.

On Sunday I just couldn’t stay so quiet and decided to go to the vinyasa class, level A which is normally directed for absolutely beginners. I normally really enjoy the basic classes, and when the teacher is really good you really get a great input on alignment that can change your whole practice for the better.

That was the case yesterday where we practice a lot of forward bending and downward dog. The idea of the class was really to ground on the floor and opening the back. We had a great partner exercise which was a total blast for me as soon after I simply manage to touch my heels on the ground on my dog for the first time. I felt that the grounding on the floor helped me to take some of the weight of my injured wrist, and that was an absolutely blast. I was suffering with this injure for the past days and was very concerned that I would perhaps had to take a longer break from the vinyasa classes. After yesterday I guess I learned once again with my mistakes and realized once again that ‘practice and all is coming’ is a real deal.

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