How did you get on with this weeks terrifying exam?
Competitiveness isn't always a bad thing. It can really spur you on! Still it can be deeply problematic. In asana practice, it's the attitude most likely to lead to injury. And it tends to separate us from one another. At Lotus Leaf we practice together.
Yoga belongs to everyone. Still I'd argue that first and foremost, it belongs to you. Everyone else can go whistle. It's your body ~ your yoga.
One way you can sort yoga into categories is by taking into account the starting position. You can also categorize them according to the movement of the spine (flexion, extension, lateral flexion, rotation or neutral extension). Or their anatomical function (core strengtheners, hop openers, heart openers, arm balances, standing balances). Or anything else you can think of! All the categories overlap.
Wobbling gives you something to work with, which is what we want. The body is having a good figure, of its own accord, as to how best to restore it's balance when you challenge it. It's learning away like magic. The more you wobble, the less you wobble.
The list of positive emotions we can experience through asana practice is nearly endless. Here are the words most often used by people in describing their own...
Surprise (the good kind!)
The list captures a good few of the positive emotions we experience ~ on and off the mat. Still it’s certainly not exhaustive. list. You've probably thought of least one or two more!