Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Day of rest
all items remix'd
top: Patrick Robinson for Target
In practicing Ashtanga yoga, Saturdays are usually rest days. Adjustments have to be made, however, when living in the world outside of Mysore, India.
Because I have to be at work by 8AM on Wednesdays, I cannot attend the early morning practice at my "shala" (I used the term loosely because we practice in a room at a gym, but it's the closest thing I've got!). So I have elected Wednesdays and Saturdays I have to work as my rest days, in addition to the New and Full Moon days.
With this schedule I am practicing between 5-6 days/week. I have actually practiced 6 days in a row, up to today, so my body is aching for a rest. My mind, however, still wants to get on the mat. I suppose the challenge for me today is to practice the other limbs of ashtanga.