Monday, March 14, 2011

Go!

With less than thirteen practice days left here in Mysore I want to make certain I push myself as much as possible in each one. I am not sure when the next time I will have the luxury of focusing on my practice like this so I have to take advantage of every minute in the shala.

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This is the face of an extremely happy yogi. Today I finally got over myself and dropped back into backbends from standing! And I did it 3 times. Saraswathi was standing next to me when I informed her I wanted to try to drop back. Her words of wisdom to me?
"Go!" So I did!

I was a bit overcome with emotion during my finishing poses. I have been practicing ashtanga yoga since before I started writing this blog and dropping back has been a goal of mine for at least 2-3 years. So I think today is going to be a most excellent day.

10 comments:

Rebecca said...

I can't imagine being able to do a backbend from standing. All that practice must be paying off!

Anonymous said...

Excellent! All your hard work and dedication have paid off! Congrats!

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Beck, At Her Best said...

Congrats! You definitely look like youre enjoying your time there :)

Cosmic said...

Magic!

lynn said...

Congratulations, EE! It's inspiring to read about you reaching a yogic goal. Love your blog and photos!

Melissa said...

YAY!!! Isn't it a great feeling to meet goals you've had for a while? So proud of you!!!

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Between Laundry Days said...

Awesome! I'm going to have to adopt the "go!" mantra myself I think! :)

Fiona Bell said...

Congratulations!

Skippetty said...

LIKE! Congrats! :)

Beth-Aime Labonte said...

A big day indeed!