I am about to put into practice the often verbal remark that yoga has 8 limbs and the third limb is just 1/8th of what we should be practicing and repeating. I am leaving for Miami for ten days to help take care of my mom who is recovering from partial hip replacement surgery after a broken femur. There really is nothing to do since my dad and her full time aide Aura (whom Ray and I pay for) are there 24/7 and she is at a fully staffed rehab center. My sister however insists that I must be there immediately as well, and it is easier to spend the extra airline ticket (I had already booked a non refundable one for 4/20) than to have a tiff with her. our tiffs last so long that the seasons change.
Changing the subject a little, I offered to treat my niece who is obsessed with Kino and some other Kerry beach yoga girl Instagram challenges to one of the led practices with Sharath in June. She said she was worried that her 26 year old self would get stopped because she does not drop back! I told her that I might never drop back in this life time or bind in Mari D but I have been going to Sharath Jamborees for years, and have never been stopped. She said she would think about it. I wish I could warn people about getting it wrong with what constitutes progress in a yoga practice. It is the repetition of the poses, not the addition of a pose that creates progress and advancement. If it is just the acrobatics you are interested in there are other classes for just that.