Day 5 On Feeling Stuck

Sometimes a posture just isn't coming. Something isn't right. I can't move. I'm just stuck with a bunch of obstacles. At some point I notice I'm ruminating, longing for something different, regretting backsliding and lack of practice of that posture and at some point the light of discrimination goes on. I'm not stuck. I have to slowly start feeling my way around in there for subtle adjustments that give me a feeling of freedom and movement. If there is not the ability to adjust, something has to change. There is no reflective action if there is no ability to adjust oneself.

Here is my working on the stuckness weekly sequence, what is yours? The asterisk poses are hard for me, the others are helping me to find freedom without being smack dab in the middle of obstacles. (Disease, mental laziness, physical laziness, doubt, misperception, backsliding, failure to maintain the ground achieved...)

Utthita Parsvakonasana/Extended Side Angle

Utthitha Trikonasana/Extended Triangle

Adho Mukha Svanasana/Downward Facing Dog

Padangustasana/Big Toe




Baddha Konasana/Bound Angle

Upavista Konasana/Extended Angle

Janu Sirsasana/Head of the Knee

*Parivritta Janu Sirsasana/Revolved Head of the Knee

Parivritta Upavista Konasana/Revolved Extended Angle

Chatush Padasana/Four footed

*Setubhanda Sarvangasana/ Bridge

Salamba Sarvangasana/Shoulderstand

More inspiration for Day 5. An interview with BKS Iyengar with CNN Part 1


Kathleen Swanson


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at One Yoga Center

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