Shoulders so sore! And I worked on them yesterday. I can’t tell if I made it worse by sleeping wrong again or not. Maybe I need new pillows. I can’t have new pillows.
Get up & open door. Fail to see a cat. Get back in bed. Have a short burst of a dream. Repeat.
Had the strangest, interrupted sleep. It was really stormy and I wanted to open the window, but then I annoyed Henry (by putting the light on to internet). He left and the kitten followed and then I was constantly getting up to open the door, thinking I’d heard one of them outside the door, faintly, underneath the wind and rain.
It rained into the room and onto my bed. I didn’t care! The storm was so magical I just had to let some in.
And, uh, the dreams. I remember the last one. Wouldn’t repeat it here. Probably a good thing I can’t remember any of the rest of it. I have a feeling they were linked though, at least partially. That I’d wake from a dream, look for Henry & Theo & then return to a different chapter of the same story.
Did some static, restorative stretching before I got going with the astanga.
Today, the “work” of the exercise session was more psychological than physical
While still having the effects of a tune-up. I have been neglecting the yoga. If I HIIT as intensely as I do, I should be practicing my “serious” yoga 2x a week, rather than once. So yes, the real work is getting through all the poses that your teacher has prescribed with as much grace and focus as possible.
My teacher is me, obviously.
Random practice thoughts
- I love the way that the most basic of things like Surya A and updogs are ever evolving in my body, and that they are highly personalized. It always surprised me meeting long time practitioners who had never even thought of playing with the elements.
- The prasarita padottanasanas are my favorite part of the standing sequence and pretty much always have been, whether or not I’m doing hanuman & samakonan in there (yes for today).
- Baddha Konasana is a delicious point in primary.