When you think about your Ashtanga practice, what is the first word that appears in your mind?
"Balance". Well, I guess a lot of words pop into my mind right away, but lately I keep thinking about how much balance Ashtanga Yoga requires. A daily practice is like walking a tight-rope. Every step requires focus; sureness and lightness. And maintaining a practice will balance out the other parts of life.
Which was the moment or moments, that you felt this Ashtanga Yoga would be your daily, long term practice?
That's such a hard question. In a way, I keep making that decision again and again. But after a while I realized that any turbulence, any resistance I have around continuing to practice, is just another layer. When things get tough, I think, "I've come this far, and I could quit, but what's around the next corner?" And in a way, that's a decision to keep practicing.
During the time that you were still estabilish your practice to 6 days per week, did you find any big challenge or obstacle? Do you think there are any big obstacles that can take a practitioner off the mat?