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Remembering techniques and their names.?

saturdaysun2010-07-04 12:40:32 +0000 #1
Hi, i've been taking yoga class for the last few months, its only once a week, so every other day I like to practise at home too.

The problem is I find i have forgotten most of the asanas we are taught by the time I get to practise them again at home.

We were shown one technique where you ''Push your palms out and draw them in facing you and then you circle them over your head and think of the twilight blue night.''

& I find this really beneficial in chilling out, trouble is I keep forgetting how to do it.. and not knowing its name I can't reference it on the net.

also other asanas I just keep forgetting them too.. & can only remember the simplest ones.

any help for me..?
InnerAthlete2010-07-04 12:42:45 +0000 #2
Welcome to the board SS,

With a practice of only a few months and with a regularity of instruction once in seven days it is to be expected that the student would not have brought enough yoga into the body. It is not a matter of forgetting but a matter of integrating. No worries.

Relative to the thingy you describe, I cannot determine exactly what it is that is being described to you in that way. While I do use some analogy to impart concepts to students I would not be one to use "think of the twilight blue night" simply because it is so easily misinterpreted by the myriad of ears listening to it.

I have found it helpful, both as a student and teacher, when there is a series of this or that (the Hip Series, he Morning Series, The Tibetan Rites) AND those things are taught frequently enough that I can bring them into my body as a student or that others may when I am doing the teaching. So I am suggesting time, patience, repetition, and organization.
suryadaya2010-07-04 13:20:59 +0000 #3
saturday: Try bringing a little notebook to class with you and writing something down right before you leave. If you don't have much time, write down maybe one aspect each week. This way, at least you will be able to study one thing and practice it with the quality you are looking for in between classes, and the next week you will be familiar with it and able to concentrate on something else.
saturdaysun2010-07-04 13:59:02 +0000 #4
thanks, I will take a notepad that is a useful idea!


So I am suggesting time, patience, repetition, and organization.

Yes its just probably me being so impatient as usual.



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