I have continued the music experiment. Today it was a Billy Joel B side. There’s something soothing about background noise that I’ve chosen. In class, I like the stillness of the silence. It’s peaceful and feels very safe. Even if I’m practicing alone in the studio, I don’t mind the silence.
The silence in my apartment is chaotic, with neighbors and traffic and so many more things filling the silence. In this new space I feel like music is a happy compromise. I pretend the singers speak another language so the lyrics become phonetic noises. I also look at my reflection in the window and then relax my eyes so I can see the the Walgreens across the street. These are the adjustments I make to stay focused on my body. And just like straps and walls, these props aide my yoga.
I stayed up for almost a 20 seconds in full arm balance. I am attempting the “roll” approach I saw on the internet a few weeks ago. What I really need is some abdominal work. I’m really into working my shoulders and back. I’m a little hooked on backward extensions but I really need to get back into the navasanas for the summer. Bikini season or something, right?