Budokon- classes 3 and 4

As I missed one of the classes in my Budokon course my lovely teacher let me come along to the other course she is running at the same time. I’d never say no to a free yoga class but I was apprehensive about taking classes two days in a row.

The first class was at Yoganesh which is one of my favourite yoga studios in my corner of London. It’s bright and light with wooden floors and has a very welcoming feel. The only down side is that it’s a fairly small space  so trying not to kick anyone else in the face adds an extra level of challenge…..

For some reason my brain refuses to take in the dancing dog sequence so I had to keep checking the next posture. I was so focused on just trying to get the moves in the right order  that I didn’t have enough space left in my brain to concentrate on my alignment and transitions. I’d also managed to choose the spot with the creaky board which didn’t help me to feel any more graceful!

As the class progressed I didn’t manage to add much extra elegance but I thoroughly enjoyed getting my body moving. I find the Budokon style much harder work but the need for concentration on the sequences means that I don’t really notice how much effort I’m putting in until the end.

I arrived at the next days class a little achey but optimistic. The good thing about taking classes two days in a row is that you can see the improvement straight away. Most of the dancing dog sequence finally sunk into my brain and I was able to start working a little on alignment and aesthetics which I was very pleased with- although I have a lot of work left to do.

Now I’ve reached the end of the 4 week course I feel as though I’ve dipped my toe into the water with Budokon but have a whole heap left to learn before I feel anywhere near proficient! I’ve enjoyed myself though and hopefully I’ll get myself to some drop in classes in the near future. In the mean time I’m rather looking forward to getting back to my usual vinyasa flow class this week.

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