1.The train coming on time
2.Being in the warm “L” shaped room with my mat in its place
3.The 2 hours of absorbed connected enjoyment as I practice
4. Marichyasana D on my own
5. The closing chant ad Easter’s singing bowls
6. The train home
After last weeks transport fiasco and the day befores tornado in north London I was worried I wouldn’t get there for a second week running, but it worked out and I relaxed with a tea and a kitkat before heading down to the L shaped room.
Practice was a mix of the good, the bad and the wobbly. I found the Surya Namaskars hard going but felt ok once we began the postures, up to the dreaded Utita Padangusthasana, it didn’t help that there were two people wobbling opposite me and that was it, oh well. Arda Bada was also unbalanced, but it helps open my hip.
I enjoyed the seated postures they seemed to go quickly, I have tried to do a lot of hip opening this week to help my Marichyasanas and there seems to be a confusing light at the end of this 10 year tunnel. After A,B and C which I am relatively comfortable with comes D. My left knee is ok and my left hip is open but I can’t seem to balance and bind, however my right kneee is literally a pain and my hip is tight but there I was on my own without adjustment bound on the second side. I just dont get why I can do it on this side and not what should be the good side.
Kurmasana is getting better, my body feels much less “squashed” in this posture and my fingers touched though did not bind in Supta K, but I am happy with that. The progress in these postures this year has been a revealtion, thanks to finding a practice I enjoy and some great teachers. Upavistha is another where there is movement after years of rigidity.
Urdva Dhanurasana was again ok, if a little rushed, it is still much better at home when I can take my time.
Sometimes I wonder if I should just listen to the closing chant, its such a lovely sound, but I love taking part as we chant together, before vinyasa to the floor and Savasana and awakening by those soulful singing bowls.
Its Saturday morning as I type sitting in bed with my Vaio, this afternoon its the “Creative vinyasa” workshop with Lizzie, So I had better get up and do the mundane.