For the past two Sundays, only two practitioners including myself were in the Ashtanga class at 4.30 pm with Kunal. Normally, there would be 5 to 6 practitioners coming to the class. Although the class is an Ashtanga Led class, Kunal would ask those of us who are quite well-versed in the sequence to do a Mysore practice while he would lead the rest of the students who are not familiar with the sequence.
I have heard some students who do not turn up for the class regularly complaining that they are not able to progress in their practice. My answer to them is “Just show up”.
Showing up means we are making the effort to change and along the way, we will find the transformation in our practice.
If you do not attend the class regularly, you will always end up starting all over again each time you go to the class if you also do not have a regular home practice.
Showing up for the class also means a lot to the teacher as most studios look at student numbers and you may one day find the class you want to attend being taken out from the schedule.
So my fellow Ashtanga practitioners, hope to see you back in class soon.