Vannakkam: I'm hoping to get a discussion going a bit on hatha yoga. Since Tamil New Year, I've vowed to do some for at least 20 minutes a day. I've been putting it aside for ears, but now, with incoming arthritis, and stiffening from age, I figured it was time. I don't like going to classes, but Boss does. I have figured out a routine, expanding on my Guru's basic routine of 24 poses. I try to do same number of deep breaths at each pose, and make the transitions smooth. I also try not to push it.
I think that it's helping some with the arthritis, and I know my flexibility has increased, although hardly that noticeable. I also have injuries that affect some of it, like one ankle long time injury that makes the lotus position so painful it's impossible. So that's a longer term goal- sitting in lotus comfortably like some real yogi.
Thoughts and ideas, and sharing would be welcomed.