Monday, July 16, 2012
Ashtanga Yoga and Pregnancy
I've begun to get a bit discouraged. I'm taking two steps forwards and three-four steps back it seems. Granted, I know I hadn't practiced for a few days, but I wanted to do at least some Sun Salutations this morning. Well that was a flop. I was able to get in the first 5 Sun Salutes before I gave up. For some reason my muscles were tight, it seemed, like right behind my knees or above them a little. I tried walking it out in Down Dog but that didn't really help. I'm going to try to do a half-primary for lunch and see how that goes.
Pregnancy and yoga are seeming to be not compatible right now for some reason. I'm going to try to keep tackling it though. I don't want to have my muscles tighten up all over again. Some yoga is better than no yoga. Whether it's 5 minutes or 50 minutes. I'm going to aim for something each day. Heck, I'd even be ok with sitting on my mat in Lotus pose to meditate.
On a side note here, I've been reading over Pattabhi Jois Yoga Mala, and have to say I am liking what I'm reading. I know I will definitely be reading it all over again though. I want to find the texts that is referenced in the book so that I can read them. I think it would give me a greater understanding of what is being said in Yoga Mala. Even though I've only made it through approximately half of the book so far, but I feel like I need to re-read the beginning of the book. There is a lot of good information in the book though. I know I need to concentrate on the drishti (sight or gazing place) for each pose so that I can memorize which goes with what.
On another side note, I want to know why pregnant women crave ice..... I have wanted anything that has crushed ice in it, whether it's a smoothie or just plain ice in general. Other than that, I'm back to the writing and reading block for school. Yay...... two weeks and I'm done.