Diary of a beginner yogi: Battling with my down dog
A few weeks down the line and I’m slowly adjusting to jungle lifestyle, and have kept up my newfound yoga routine! There’s been a few times I’ve found it harder to get myself to those 8a.m. classes, but I’m still practising regularly and yoga has become a part of my daily routine now.
I’m actually starting to understand and use some of the yogi languages and have grown more accustomed to the flows and the movements and I thought I’d share a couple of poses that I’ve found myself struggling with that seem to come up in pretty much every class.
The first… downward-facing dog, ’adho mukha śvānāsana’, the pose that seems to provide everyone with a moment of rest, but feels like a full blown workout for me to get into, let alone maintain. I have pretty weak arms and insanely tight hamstrings and so every downwards dog seems to be an upwards struggle of balance,...