we got to have a quick chat on the sofa before i headed to work. and adam always has something profound to say... he said something along the lines of this:
it's interesting how much your practice will change from the first 3 months, then the next 3 months, and so on. (i'm paraphrasing... he obviously said it more gracefully than this.)
i pondered this all morning.
my first 3 months of mysore practice: october - december 2008:
doing 5 surya a's and 5 b's was enough to send me packing... i could barely handle it. my practice was all about learning the asana first... so i really had to learn the asana. i had a lot of attention from my teacher. and a lot of repeating the sequence in the beginning because i would always forget a pose...
i'm now approaching month 6! oh how things have changed. the surya's! those are cake. i have less attention from teacher. which is fine. but i get adjusted on what is important for that day. i've gone deeper in the the practice and my understanding of the asana has changed. my understanding of why the poses are sequenced the way they are has also changed. my breath is stronger. i'm learning the count (thanks jill-ji for teaching it!) so much improvement. it's almost overwhelming to me how much has changed in only 5 months.
what has changed for you?