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prAna Life: Yoga Mind, Climbing Mind

Vrschikasana in pincha mayurasana, my 2nd day of practicing this asana.

It’s STILL snowing in Wyoming (nothing new & different), so I took this opportunity (after some solid days of climbing training) to start teaching myself a new asana (pose), pictured above — Vrschikasana in Pincha Mayurasana, or Scorpion Pose in Forearm Stand. It definitely still needs lots of work, but it’s a start; I have no idea if I’ll ever get those feet to touch my head, but who cares?! Read how practicing yoga and the process of learning new poses  has helped improve my climbing in ways I never imagined it would in my latest prAna life entry, Yoga Mind, Climbing Mind: Exploring the “Whys” of Learning & Mastering Movements.

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“Do not look at others’ bodies with envy or with superiority. All people are born with different constitutions. Never compare with others. Each one’s capacities are a function of his or her internal strength. Know your capacities and continually improve upon them.”

(From Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom, by B.K.S. Iyengar)