There is always one time to start in any thing or area of your life, even in the world of yoga, my world … after more than 1000 sun saludations, and so many thousands of different asanas, some of which I still do not know the sankrits names, I do not know if for lack of time to sit down to memorize them, laziness or whatever … the case that life was gradually bringing me to begin with rocket yoga.
Rocket comes from the hand of the ashtanga and let’s say it would be his gifted or developed son, it´s coming from America and compared with asthanga have more flexibility and creativity in the sequences both you are a student or teacher.
“Larry Schultz” the Rocket´s father, developed this methodology to advance further in the asanas and jump on the other side those that are more complex for the body of each, in my case my achilles tendon (one of the most difficult asanas for me) is “Urdhva Dhanurasana” or the wheel, it will be for my lack of mobility in the right shoulder, my little strength in the arm, and my rigidity in my spine or other endless circumstances in which my body and my mind resist, is for me one of the most challenging asanas … However, I return to it over and over again in my practice of asthanga … although sometimes I have the feeling that I do not advance and I am totally stucked… but well that would be another topic conversation.
I decided to start my 50-hour rocket yoga teacher training with David Kyle @MulabandhaKing, after meeting him in May 2016 at the Yoga Conference in Gran Canaria, and for the Amaryyo @amaryyoyoga yoga School opportunity that brought him this July, for training,
He has been a teacher for over 50 hours, David was one of the direct students of Larry (and so teaches in his classes the word and the legacy of Larry from the respect and closeness that Larry conveyed or at least that is what has arrived during the training) in these 5 intensive days, where we performed physical practice tomorrow and late afternoon, my body was resisting and overcrowded, still continue and gave the best of me in each moment … what I had or what That I could … my EGO appeared in many moments since the level of practice was very high and I felt at the tail (we are one of the weakest in practice) … but still continued and said: well Gema, dont give up…you did it the best … continue in your way..
So I finished the course, I turned the inside out, where the physical and emotional part was shaked… and maybe also the emotional part, so much energy was powered in a intense way, and I got used to an intense practice but with a more relaxed rhythm, the rhythm of the rocket took me along a few strained and even though … I think faster for me but still I´m dealing up with this.
I ´ve just decided that I will continue my path of rocket in a more calm and progressive and I will see how far I can go with this … I have all my life to continue learning, on the other hand for me never my goal has been to advance quickly, also perhaps because my body has his own limits (from the perspective of flexibility and strength). I’ve never been a girl who could do this kind of thing, and now I´m near of 40 I’m walking on the way…..
This is a very gratifying path because I am giving to my body and my mind challenges into the mats, words such as CONFIDENCE, FLEXIBILITY, CONSTANCE, PERSEVERANCE, ENERGY, TIREDNESS, EGO, DEFEAT, CONTINUITY, PRESENT MOMENT, CONTINUE JUDGING.
These ideas appears again and again on the mat … when I realize that, I observed them and I watched going through them… this is a way for discovering yourself, from a physical and mental way…from this perspective we can observe my mood and another differents topics.
Anyway everything is fine, everything flows and works and it is where it has to be what it ´s happened , everythins is the the correct place and I accept it from the compression and the love my way … without comparing myself with others and thanking me for already walking and enjoying the moment ….
This is my path and there is noone who can walk or perform for me, so it is my turn to continue … walking …
Thank you to the rocket yoga, thanks you Amaryyo school, thanks David Kyle and thanks to Larry for giving me the opportunity to discover a new way of understanding yoga nowadays as student, maybe in the future who knows as teacher.