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hen I first began practicing Ashtanga Yoga, it wasn’t under the instruction of an authorized teacher or within a traditional Mysore program. The studio offered two semi-guided Mysore style classes a week. The owner connected with an authorized teacher who wanted to help guide the program to offering a traditional Mysore program. The teachers still had yet to understand the importance of moving slowly through Primary Series. I was instructed to practice full primary series and had knee pain that became increasingly worse through forcing myself into poses. I came close to quitting the practice until I met a couple of authorized teachers along the journey who changed my approach to the practice. One teacher in particular scaled my practice back to just a little after “half primary”. She had me stop and work on “Supta Kurmasana” for about a year. I moved to her city to seek consistent instruction from her grow my practice. Every time I came to my mat and practiced the sequence I would get to Supta workcthe posture 3–5 times with vinyasas in between. It was very very little almost unnoticeable practice daily. There was even a time that my teacher pounded on my back vigorously to release whatever built up tension had solidified itself in my body. It took almost two years for me to be able to bind my hands and feet on my own in this posture. I began to think it was impossible for my body to achieve the full variation. When I did master this posture to this best of my ability I realized very important lessons along the way: patience, perseverance, hope and release. If I ever am stuck in an unpleasant situation, I am aware that it takes effort will to get through it eventually, and I’m not phased by time.
A tortoise in front of lord Shiva's idol symbolically signifies two reasons :-
- As we know that when you try to touch or harm a tortoise, it will take his legs and head inside his shell, hence this signifies that even humans should withdraw all his senses from our material world, which in Hindi we say Moh-Maya nahi rakhni chahiye.
- Its the way that tortoise hatches its eggs, they don't sit over their eggs to hatch, instead they constantly look at them, and hence it is kept facing lord shiva which signifies that one should concentrate while praying the god.
Keep pushing your arms though your legs and walk your hands forward in front of you.
Fold forward from the hips, bring the head to the floor.
Take your arms stretched out in front of you on the floor, lift them up, bend the elbows wrap your hands interlocking fingers behind your neck or the back of your head.
You have now tied yourself into a human knot with so many bandha. A very powerful position. The last step is to lift your head up and look straight ahead.
I am out of practise but one day I will master this pose. My legs are a bit too muscular, I think it helps to have very skinny legs for this pose.
Hatha Yoga is Not Just a Yoga Stream It Is A Well-Nurtured Culture:
Hatha yoga, (moon). The Sanskrit word Hatha means “forceful”. The development of Hatha Yoga can be divided into four periods:tha originated in Northern India more than five thousand years ago, is the most practiced style of yoga. At the earlier time, it was taught to as an art to training the mind rather than making the body physically fit. In the 15th century, Swami Swatmarama compiled a book- Hathapradipika, which was based on the collections from the eight scriptures and several traditions. The credit to its popularity goes to “Patanjali”, T. Krishnamacharya, Swami Sivananda, Gorkshanatha and Cauranginatha etc who streamlined the Yoga with more focused concept – ‘connect mind and body for better living’. Hatha Yoga flourished fast in India during the 1920s and 1930s. As per recorded documents, the first Hatha Yoga School in India opened in 1924 at Mysore. Different Hatha Yoga Experts interpreted it in different styles.
The studios are packed on popular days (the worst is Monday right after work), but there is plenty of room at off-peak classes (the best are Friday evenings). Most people wear as little clothing as possible, but intense people may wear sweatshirt and sweatpants. There are lots of tattoos. There are some very attractive people, but you don't notice them once you get into the yoga.
It often takes a while to acclimate to the yoga. People can sit out a posture or even leave the room if they're feeling bad. The class is hard. Even if you are well prepared, you can get light-headed in some of the more intense postures, like camel pose. Performing the postures well usually means some pain (the instructors will tell you where). If aren't prepared, the class is very painful. If you ate too soon before class or had alcohol relatively recently, you'll likely get nauseous.