Well that yoga stuff didn’t last that long. Its been about a month since my yoga post and I should be celebrating some type of milestone.
Well to my chagrin, my powers of consistency have failed me once again. Today is my first day on the yoga mat in god knows how long.
It doesn’t help that I have elbow issues that make staying in downward dog for 5 breathes really hard. I bet, if I would of been consistent I could of overcome that by now, but now isn’t the time for self immolation. Its time for the future.
It is time to master the Downward Dog. This is hard to do with only a home practice. A yoga teacher is invaluable. Looking at the mirror to check form is not a genuine solution for me. The idea of filming my sessions is becoming more of a reality, there really isn’t a way for me to see whats going on.
My wife and I are both fans of Yoga with Adriene’s Blog and Youtube channel. Her explanation of Downward Facing Dog is great. She doesn’t just jump into the position, she eases into it with a transition from Table Pose to Dolphin Pose then transitions into a peddling version of downward dog.
It feels good when she acknowledges that struggling with difficult poses do discourage a yoga practice, especially if downward dog is difficult for you., since its such a foundation transitional pose. I’m posting her tutorial here for your viewing pleasure, but please check her Yoga with Adriene.