Today’s D level class felt more like C to me. I never thought that I would say or feel that! Granted I had to come out of some of the poses a breath or two early & I don’t do full Chaturanga Dandasana outside of my Mysore practice, but in general I’d like to think that I’m acquiring more strength, & in doing so, more contentment with my practice. I lifted both of my feet off the ground simultaneously in Salamba Sirsana. In fact, I probably could have extended my legs straight, I just am a pooper & won’t try such things until I know I can execute it with optimal alignment & poise. I am so grateful to have reached relative complacency (& working towards serenity) in the smaller movements. As of late, all of my frustration during practice has dissipated except for exasperation with my old-lady joints (there’s no un-stretching my ligaments & I want for happy knees).
At present, I am scouring the interwebs for practice exams. Nothing promising to report, although Gaiam has this fun (& frustrating) asana game. You have to match the image of the asana with the English translation & then they give you the actual Sanskrit & list of benefits.
At any rate, I’m making a million flash cards. Believe it or not, this type of preparation lowers my anxiety for such things.