Reminder: Be mindful of your surroundings when practicing yoga

A quick from a hotel room post, about practicing in a hotel room.

It’s something, I wager, many of us have done. It is one of the benefits of Ashtanga — you can take it anywhere pretty easily.

Of course, anywhere means someplace new and unfamiliar, and with that can come a little minor danger. Such as:

Practicing in the largest expanse in your hotel room, but not judging that space terribly well. And so the usual kick-up into a handstand can mean your legs crash against the wall behind you as you try to come up, pushing you toward the wall in front of your hands, and a nice glancing blow off that wall with your shoulder.

At least you didn’t land on your head. But maybe the old adage, “Measure twice, cut once” can be changed to: “Measure twice, asana once.”

A second reminder: It is strange, isn’t it, to practice on a carpet — especially a pretty cushy one?

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Two Ashtangis write about their practice and their teachers.

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