Stiff but totally necessary Astanga

How long has it been? I could figure it out but won’t bother. However long, it’s inexcusable, just because I know my body will suffer, and I need the stress reduction.

My twists and hip flexors were the tightest. I didn’t add any timed poses after Laghu Vajrasana, nor did I do any Kapotasana “research” poses, to borrow a Tim Miller term. I never even attempt the whole thing! I did the full pose maybe once or twice in 2015 but even though actually doing it again sometimes seems like a good idea in theory

Didn’t do any jump rope warm-up either b/c I’ve been so stiff and gimpy. HR was below walking level. All things said, happy I followed through. I really gotta get in a session a week regularly.


Poses Comments
Suryas & Standing Fundamentals w/ standing arches in the 5 Surya As, no weights, with hanuman & samakonasana, 5-breath handstands @ the end
Primary+ Skipping 3 poses of primary w/ added LBH. Did Janu Sirsasana C today, the only one of the 3 I ever do, when feet or toes are crampy.
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
Urdhva D come to standing
Dropbacks 3x
Ticks 3x
Finishing with 5min savasana

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