Friday, February 25, 2011
Daily Yoga - Half Year, Full Circle
My yoga practice for this evening: "The Primary Series - Express"
As a retrospective on this 182nd day of daily yoga practice, I looked back in my online workout journal (at dailymile.com) to the first day of this streak, August 28, 2010. I remember I felt like I'd outgrown the "beginner" yoga sequences I'd been practicing for about a year, was looking for some intermediate level videos to explore, and had come across the videos in the Yoga Today YouTube channel. On that day, I tried my first of those videos, a shorter version of the normally 1-plus hour Ashtanga Primary Series, "The Primary Series - Express," at http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=yogatoday#p/u/33/LP9IFX-Agt4
I loved this sequence from the beginning, and have returned to it many times in the last 26 weeks, like an old and trusted friend. On first try, I struggled a little with some of the moves and to keep up with the pace of the flow. After repeating many times, I don't struggle with it, but it remains an enjoyable and reasonably challenging practice. It seemed fitting, on this 182nd day, to come full circle and return again to the practice that it all began with. It felt very good. Namaste.