This morning, in mysore practice, when one of my teachers was giving me an adjustment and she said, "if the practice were fighting, you would be a professional."
Another teacher, this one of the Zen persuasion, recently said to me (after I had finally "figured something out" with the something being something that he had been telling me for years over and over but I had only just got it as if he had never before bothered to mention it), "Well, sometimes when a student is done arguing...."
There seems to be a theme developing here. But I am not an argumentative person. I hate fighting. And I actively seek out the goals of these practices. So what I am fighting for?
There's a good question.
Meanwhile, today I had two new asana added to my mysore practice as well as the dreaded drop backs. You can be sure I fought my way mightily through them.
Here is Kino MacGregor giving some good instruction on dropping back and standing back up. Let's just say, I am not quite there yet.