This was definitely a healthy choice for me, as I wanted to establish my home practice as a delightful respite, not a place to do homework. However, I am now at the where I want to explore them more. I feel that it is vital it is for me to practice all the types of asana, especially the ones that I have no interest in exploring. For me to teach, it is essential for the poses to be in my body, or else I am just a mouth piece. As a student, one of the reasons I practice is to overcome my own obstacles, both real and imagined. And most importantly, as a spiritual being, one of the greatest gifts I can give to the world is to enter each day with a heart as open as humanly possible. So, here’s what I worked with in my home practice.
Please note, I am not suggesting this sequence, as it is not particularly well balanced. I knew I wanted to do about 30 minutes of practice, and would be tired by the time I got home, so focused strongly on warming up the involved body parts rather than a full practice.
Urdva Dhanurasana sequence
Sukhasana w/ shoulder floss
Vashistasana (somewhere between I and II)
Urdvha Dhanurasana (Not the greatest photo as I had the camera on a timer!)
Be brave, be kind, and be truthful.