A much needed, late afternoon Astanga

When I get gimpy I’m like, “Okaaaaaaayyyyy…”

I really wanted to do Michele’s newest WO today, but my body has spoken. I’m so sore lately and I know a large part of the reason is I haven’t been good about getting any regular Astanga practices in there. As regular as I get! By that I mean addressing all the parts: Suryas & fundamentals, whatever series poses I’m doing, the back bending & finishing sections. When I get gimpy verging into tweaky then I know it’s time to knuckle under and just do it. However bad and tedious things might be from neglect, the process will tune things up & improve them.

Didn’t get to this until 2pm because Charlie and I went on a home improvement, planning quest and then stopped at the bakery after.


Poses Comments
Suryas & Standing Fundamentals w/ standing arches in the 5 Surya As, no weights, two 5-breath handstands @ the end
Primary+ Skipping 4 poses of primary w/ added LBH. Added eka papa sirsana A in before the Titthibasana A today. Was good to do b/c I hardly ever practice that vinyasa these days.
Ardha Matseyendrasana, var through the legs bind
Shalabhasana A, B
Bhekasana, 1/2 & full
Dhanurasana A, B
Ustrasana hips to wall, keeping them fwd
Laghu Vajrasana
Hanuman 1min, foot against wall, 20sec upright, 40 back bending. Final 15sec looking head back
Rack With 3lb weights. single interval of 10/60
Urdhva D come to standing
Dropbacks 5x
Ticks 3x
Finishing with full, 5min savasana

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