Thursday, October 06, 2005

practice is the constant

Throughout all tulmut consistent practice is the goal. I've kept up with this since I began exclusively practicing Ashtanga a year ago. I can probably count the days without practice (not counting saturdays and moondays) on two hands. I'm pleased with my dedication to the practice. I have never found myself so dedicated to any activity or process before. But I'm not just typing a "how great I am" blog here. I am interested in the days that I don't practice and what goes on in my head when that happens. If, for whatever reason, I don't make it to the mat on any given day I become an emotional wreck. I'm all over the place without recourse to reason. This continues until I make it to my mat the next day. Everything then settles down and I am able to function.

OK, I may be exaggerating slightly, but this is a very noticeable side effect of missing practice.

Speaking of practice. I've had two days in a row of great practice! Wednesday's at CPWR and this morning's at Ashtanga Michigan. This positive work comes after not getting to my mat on Tuesday. (Hence the above rant.)

2 comments:

boodiba said...

Do you never get injured?? I have moments all the time. SI sprain @ the beginning of last winter. First I stopped running regularly, but then I had to miss some practice. Had my shoulder popped into place by my witch doc / chiro guy in August & I had to stay off my upper body for like 4 days. Ran a lot. Now the thing is the T12. Basically all the leg over the head poses piss it off like crazy. I finally gave in & went back to witch doc. Am going to quit job & go to India next winter, so trying to be frugal. And I'm like, there's no WAY I'm practicing tomorrow. Just primary not offset by kapotasana is not what I need right now. I feel like about 20% of the time, I'm working around an injury.

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