I don't like to complain. In fact I try very hard not to. But today.....after watching Iyengar's 108 drop back with feet hip width apart and perfectly parallel, beautifully fluid and strong I thought I should try harder at getting my feet parallel too. So I figured out a way to fix my feet with board and belt into position.... the drop back bit was ......... O...K.... but coming up. Oh dear, oh deary deary me. I now understand how people fly forwards upon coming up. I didn't have my feet too close together, but it was a whole different experience. Usually I push down on my heels and standing up has alwasy been easy. But with feet strapped into parallel position I sprung up on my toes and nearly flew through the paper door infront of me. Any advice from anyone out there on the parallel stand up. I think my legs have the strength... So now I have my practice resolutions for the new year firmly in place.
Dwi Pada Sirasana, consistantly.
Parallel feet drop backs and come ups.
Light floaty jump backs....ahem this could be a dream...
To start a steady pranayama practice.
Re-start a consistant meditation practice.
That should keep me busy.