A few days ago, we posted about Richard Freeman’s advice that “any amount of practice is better than none.”
In his latest “Ask the expert” piece, Freeman addresses an issue I’ve heard most other Ashtanga teachers — including David Swenson and Tim Miller — discuss. Here’s what Freeman had to say, as a reminder:
If you only have 30 or 45 minutes, a good practice can be to do suryanamaskara A & B a few times each, 2-4 standing postures, 2-4 seated postures (or postures from a series you are working on) and then a full finishing sequence. If for several days in a row you find you have limited time, rotate the postures you include in the sequence you choose to practice so that over the course of several days you have practiced all the postures in the series. That way you don’t avoid postures you don’t like—which is always a temptation.
Today’s question, or conversation-started, is whether you do short practices when that’s all you have time for or if you skip altogether. Is it all or nothing for you?
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