Sunday, August 5, 2012

Taking a Break

      Styles of yoga are numerous and I chose Ashtanga as my style. Unfortunately for me, Ashtanga hasn't been kind to my pregnant body. Lets call what I'm taking... a sabbatical. A simple leave of absence until my body has repaired itself and I can fully devote myself to the practice once again. Until that time, however, I am using YogaGlow to fuel my yoga practice at the moment. I have found that I really enjoy the videos I've seen from Elena Brower. She really reminds me of Elsie Escobar with the way she describes moving into postures. It's quite refreshing. I love the way they both teach.
      It has really made me consider studying the Anusara Style of yoga. It seems rather interesting. I guess interesting wouldn't exactly be the right word for what my interests are. It resonates with me on a deep level. I am not giving up Ashtanga but I'm going to experiment with Anusara and also Vinyasa yoga too. Perhaps the latter two styles could help me delve deeper into my Ashtanga practice. It would certainly lead to a restorative practice for those times when I don't feel as if I can make it through the 2 hour Ashtanga Practice.
      So far I've been a week out of Ashtanga practice and I'm already missing it. I guess it is safe to say I will definitely return to it after pregnancy. I love the rigidity of the practice but I'm relishing in the variety I'm experiencing right now.
Tiffany Cruikshank

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