I went six months, six months, without doing SH2K, Rabbit, and Stretching. And now I’m back in business which feels great. I mean, I am really, really feeling great in class, and I am enjoying being able to get back into those postures. But you know what?
I forgot how hard rabbit can be.
For the first month that I was doing rabbit I was reminded of how utterly uncomfortable the posture is. It’s very uncomfortable tucking your chin in to your chest. And forehead on the knees? Not even remotely close. Every time I rolled forward my forehead was waaaayyyy out in front of my knees. I tried to walk my forehead up to my knees but mostly I found myself coming out of the posture early. Why?
But I kept doing rabbit day in and day out. I often wondered if the posture had always been that difficult and uncomfortable and I had just forgotten.
And eventually, after about a month of doing rabbit,things got better. I started getting my forehead closer to my knees when I rolled down. My upper back was less and less tight. The uncomfortable feelings went away or I just got used to them again. Either way, rabbit was slowly but surely make a comeback.
Lesson Learned = The posture is what it is which is not always what it was the day before or what I think it should be now. If it’s uncomfortable today, it’s uncomfortable today. It could be something entirely different tomorrow. Embrace what it is giving you today.