In Summary

Jai Bhagwan!

Despite the evidence here, I have been practicing daily.  I would like to say that life has been so busy that I simply did not have time to write; however, that would be a lie.  I simply allowed myself to become consumed with something trivial and mind numbing which I allowed to hold all of my attention and to eat up all of my time.  At the same time, a number of the things that I have been experiencing during my sadhana are best kept close to the breast at this time.  With that in mind, here is a brief summary of what I have been experiencing and some further notes on alignment:

  • Intense movement of Prana.  There are times that surging waves roll up from the feet through the crown of the head.
  • Intense heat.  Practicing in a 67° room at the community center, heat billowed out of my shirt collar and sweat fell freely to the mat.
  • Listen closely to what is said, it is likely a good focus or intention for the next day’s sadaha.
  • Determine a time for daily sadhana and do not deviate from it.  Add other practices but hold that determined time as sacrosanct.
  • Ardha Chandrasana is not a back bend but a side stretch, press the top shoulder up and over to create the arc.
  • When in Supta Matsyendrasana, contract the downside buttock to help press the top hip toward the floor.