Remember the Rabbit

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?

rabbit poseMy upper back was hurting! Not a bad hurt. It was more like a massive stretching/cramping thing going on. It was intense, and I could only take it for so long.

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.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. LeighAHall (@LeighAHall)
    Oct 16, 2014 @ 15:53:33

    Let’s talk about rabbit posture: #bikramyoga


  2. LeighAHall (@LeighAHall)
    Nov 03, 2014 @ 10:56:26

    Remember the Rabbit #bikramyoga #yogaholicsmag


  3. LeighAHall (@LeighAHall)
    Dec 02, 2014 @ 13:57:41

    Remember the Rabbit #bikramyoga #yogaholicsmag


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