Sunday, January 17, 2010
The art of the possible
Then I looked over to my right and the woman on the right was actually doing it.
Now that I have moved up a level or two in my yoga practise I am attempting more challenging poses, and struggling a bit with how much to push myself. How much is actually doable for me in my present body, what I should aspire to? It is a very interesting process.
I know when I rediscovered yoga a few years ago I couldn't even touch my toes. Now I have to be careful I don't hyper-extend. At the same time, I love my body - it is the only one I have! So although the person to the right of me is inspiring me, I know my limitations. Or do I?
Here is Iyengar doing yoga in 1938. He celebrated his 95th birthday in December and still practises 5 hours a day (not counting the time he spends teaching his students).