It’s one thing to be stuck in your practice for more than three years and it’s another to be stuck in your practice for more than three years, with the possibility of sliding back, because you are injured. How bad is it? Never have I imagined that cat and cow poses, or simply putting on pants, could be this agonizing.
Then this blog article: The Despairing Ashtangi.
What struck me more were the comments of a certain FB user on Indaba Yoga’s timeline where the article was reposted:
“Interesting. It raises the question how you know when you’re on a plateau and when you’re just doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.”
“I’ve sometimes quit and sometimes made massive leaps forward by changing approach or putting something to one side for a while. As the legendary Marisol Kucharek once told me ‘sometimes practice, practice, all is coming really means I have no idea how to help you progress.'”