I finally got a practice in, and not a moment too late. I was tired, grumpy and irritable all day, mostly likely from the long hours of work and lack of practice. I was almost not going to practice, but I couldn’t let myself have 7 days off, 6 days without practice was bad enough!
I was so glad I made my way to the mat. It was an awesome practice. Even had a mini-breakthrough! More on that later…
I knew from the long break between practices that I have to warm up very well and not go too hard or too far. I took it nice and slow with sun salutations and standing postures. I was more flexible than I thought I would be with so many days off. The hip was not bothering me at all today, except for marichyasana C, flexion-adduction still isn’t back to normal, but at least it’s feeling better. Lotus and half lotus seem to be fully back. The back is still a little tweaky, but no major ouchies during up-dog-down-dog transitions. I only had a little baby tweak during backbends, but I still managed my usual three.
Shavasana was very long and relaxed, no claustrophobia at all. Right now I’m feeling so relaxed, calm and centered, very aum.
Oh the breakthrough! I had my first, and so far only, touchless vinyasa! Talk about WOOHOO! The only problem was that it was very very very very very very very sloopy, but the feet didn’t touch the ground. I only managed one touchless jump back out of the dozens of vinyasas I did. I had to bend my arms on the up-swing on the way back and BREATHE for it to happen, oh and bandhas help too! I tend to then hold my breath while jumping back and I read on someone’s blog that their teacher told them to breath (I’d go find the blog again, but I’m too tired right now), so I’m working on breaking that bad habit of mine. Anyway, I have to be a careful with the bending arms during the second half of seated poses when my arms get tired, I forsee a face plant in the future!
Oh yeah, supta k… still not quite happening. I almost got a wrist bind, but I still can get my feet to cross.