Last weekend was the first week of Yoga Teacher Training. I’ve been trying to apply the things I’ve learned to my life this week. First was meditation. I’ve tried meditating a few times before, but I never knew what I was doing. After we were given an introduction to the process and benefits of it, I feel a little more confident when practicing.
I started out at just 5 minutes a day. Some days went OK, others not so well. I once tried it in the handicap restroom at work and quickly learned that it was NOT going to happen there. I was too stressed that someone was going to thing I went in there to take a nap or something.
I struggle with letting my mind wonder too long without bringing it back. Maybe if I had a Japa that would help me focus. I’m definitely calling meditation a work in progress.
I practiced asanas Sat, Sun, Wed, and Thurs. I’ll call this my starting point.
– Comfortable with many basic poses but sometimes need to be reminded to open my chest during twists.
– Still have a hard time balancing on my right ankle, especially at EOD when it’s swollen and tired.
– Arm balances and wheel continue to be my strength. I figured out this week that I could do side crow and wheel with a leg raise.
– Working on not comparing myself to myself and to others.