I have 4 weeks until I leave and I’m still having difficulty remembering all the names of the many postures. But - I won’t give up.
I’ve found the best way to learn is to practice the posture as I pronounce it. Sometimes it’s the feeling of pain or complete uncoordination which makes the posture memorable. Let’s take for example Mayurasana. Although you can tell there is some serious strength in the posture, you have no idea how much until you try. Let’s just say I’ve ended up face first into my mat MANY times.
My excuse for being a little weaker than normal is being unwell. However, I don’t think that has anything to do with the difficulty I have sitting in Padmasana. I actually have bruises on the insides of my legs from practicing it.
My goal for the next 2 weeks is to hold Kakasana for 10 seconds. I know i can do that. Then I will think about Mayurasana…
To be honest - the difficulty in yoga makes it so much more exciting or me. Look at what amazing things the body can do when trained properly. It’s phenomenal. I just need to get there - but in my time of course.
On a totally separate note, the marketing manager for Manduka replied to an earlier email of mine and is seeking more information from me re sponsorship opportunities. Very exciting!