Monday, January 7, 2013

Camel Pose for Day 7. Good form trumps bendyness

 I had a long post started about my son Jupiter's autism but the day got away from me and already its midnight and I am going to make this last post of week one of the Humble Beginnings Yoga Challenge , which focused on the intention of compassion,  short and sweet.  In essence it's how I see compassion.  Simple and straight foreword.  Practicing compassion can be complicated and tricky sometimes but the understanding of what compassion is is simple.  Take care of others in order to take care of yourself.

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion."
~Dalai Lama

Despite being busy today, I did start my meditation practice today!  I sat for 10 minutes and wished I could have sat longer but the wee spawn wanted to eat again so had to stop which was probably for the best considering it was my first time sitting like that.

 I also had a pretty good yoga practice too.  I worked on getting correct alignment and posture.  I have a tendency to want to be bendier than what I actually am.  This pose I worked on good form.  I like how it felt and how the pictures turned out.  This is Ustrasana or Camel Pose.   It is the last of the weeks poses focused on heart openers.  Tomorrow we begin hip openers!!  Im afraid but I very excited.

Angie Bee

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