This is where the ego comes in..the need to keep competing, to keep pushing.
From being very little we have been taught the wrong things, to try hard, to be the best, to be perfect. This creates a feeling of separateness, feeling alone &
never good enough.
We should have been taught to share, support, encourage, help and even "play" together.
And as for the dream of a flat, taut belly. Women shouldn't have a flat belly.
I'll call this "The Happy Belly Yoga" section
It's not what you look like on the outside its how you "feel' on the inside.
When you feel good, you eat properly, you nourish yourself with food and more.
You have been strengthening your core all along. Gently does it.
I once went to a class where the yoga teacher sadly lamented she couldn't practice Sun Salutations anymore.
She used to practice more than a hundred per day! She had to have a hip replacement.
Stop pushing & start relaxing!
Salutations in my opinion are practiced too quickly and strongly in most classes. You don't get the chance to breathe properly let alone get into correct alignment before the next strong asana. Why am I mentioning them here? Because they are heating and part
of this section. The solar plexus is your inner sun where warmth is generated through digestion & metabolism. The colour is yellow like the sun, its all simple really. I have adapted and slowed down the sun salutations in my classes to create a feeling
of warmth & balance
But don't forget to rest and digest.
1/ Bhanda in the Mountain. Everyone
2/ Full of Energy. Beginner to Intermediate
3/ Flow/Yin Class. Beginner to Intermediate