Photo above – monkeys make their way along the powerlines in Ubud.
Twenty years I’ve been practicing yoga Asanas and today was the first time a teacher has mentioned mobility. Maybe it’s the first time I’ve listened? When we’re young and mobile (nubile? What a fun word!) we don’t worry about mobility. It’s only later with the spectre of a mobility scooter before us that we do. The ghost of yoga past or is it future?
I don’t do headstands anymore. I listened when my very experienced teacher said you should only do a headstand when you can hold a forearm balance. It’s just not worth the hairline fractures in the vertebrae. Happy thought for today. Sorry.
This is why I practice yoga and do salsa. I want to be busting moves like this when I’m 90!
There’s a lot of criticism of yoga students being ‘In the Ego’. But I don’t think it’s all ego when we nail a headstand. Most beginners can do a headstand in the first year and it feels great. All that blood rushing to the head! It feels like you’ve really achieved something so that makes it quite addictive. But then I think of the ghosts of yoga past and future and do childs pose instead 😬