I decided last week to do 30 days of Energy Control (Pranayama) practice in a row (I have been doing every other day for about 6 months). I do one hour first thing each morning, gradually working through balance, extension and retention.
I am trying to be very careful about my mental and energetic state as I practice. There is an ancient verse that says we must take more care in Energy Control exercises than with training a tiger. The practice has the ability to destroy our minds and bodies if we are not careful.
Yesterday I felt scattered all day, like my energy was in several directions. Today was the opposite; I have felt very focused but also drained. We'll see what tomorrow brings. I am feeling significant shifts in my energy and I'm curious what the next 3 weeks will bring.
This journal honors my ongoing experience with the practice, study and teaching of yoga.
1) Sridaiva Yoga: Good Intention But Imbalanced
2) Understanding Chair Posture
2) Why I Don't Use Sanskrit or Say Namaste
3) The Meaningless Drudgery of Physical Yoga
5) Beyond Bikram: Why This Is a Great Time For Ghosh Yoga