Thursday, July 31, 2008

Class# 197; AYC DC Mysore Class # 46: Eureka!!!

I STOOD FROM URDHVA DHANURASANA!
- with an assist from the bench -

(and after taking two days to recenter myself from Monday's lackluster practice and slamming my chin on the hardwood floor in my transition out of Bhuja Pindasana earlier this morning)


It was so cool, everything just clicked into place. As I started to stand it felt a bit like I was toppling forward *yet again* to my knees and was about to give in and then I realized that I was standing.

Absolutely crazy man.


Also, I must give a shout out to Yogitect out in SF for posting his notes from a recent backbending workshop he attended. Something in there really just clicked in this morning's practice.

3 comments:

Arturo said...

Hi Portside
Thanks. I certainly will shout to the top of my blog when I come up to standing from UD. hehe.
Cheers,
Arturo

alfia said...

Doesn't it feel amazing? I struggled with it for 6 months....

Portside said...

It does feel absolutely amazing. Especially standing left to your own devices.

I'm realizing there's a sweetness in the struggle.

(I've been toying with the idea of standing since December of last year when a teacher literally pulled me up from UD. Since then, every once in a while I would really fixate on the idea - in fits and spurts. Gave up on ever standing back at the beginning of April. I changed to mysore style mid-April and then D and J decided at some point that I should start standing from UD - gosh I would get so frustrated...)