Last night usual run to the station, got off in the city to find freezing horrible rain. Shala all locked up when we arrived, no sign of anyone, 10 wet yogis standing out in the cold rain. A bit late but the doors were opened and in we went. Room was cold, did not start to get warm properly until the seated asanas. Hamstrings, legs very tight in standing postures, Trikonasanas were not as open as they can be. Prasarita Padott’s were not too bad. The whole room had a wobble on during Utita Padangusthasana. Very close to a domino effect falling over!
Seated again hammies not really as pliable and warm doing Paschimottanasana, theough by the time we got to Janusirsasana A & B it was getting better, though C was never going to happen. Same with the Mari’s, A,B & C were there, bound and happy, but D was never on the cards. Bujapidasana was ok and Easter gave me a great adjustment in Kurmasana, she has a knack of knowing how much pressure to apply, I love it when space appears and the body moves into it. Usual leg crash in the middle of the room as we all came up from Supta Konasana. Surprisingly good Urdva Dhanurasana, probably because my mat was not slippy from sweat. Rest of closing was OK, including a really steady Sirsasana for a change. Closing Mangala mantra by call and response, i love that chant, I used to love it because it meant and end to those two hard, challenging hours, now I love it for its own sake as it brings us all together, not that practice has become any easier these days, but my breath takes me through it. We were running really late now, so only I am sorry to say a 5 minute Savasana, before literally having to sprint up the road to catch the train home, can do without having to run after practice.
Home and I has safely made it from her home in the frozen north. Good to see her and catch up. Today we went to the food fair, she was exhibiting her cheeses, see picture. Hard work on the legs standing talking to the public for a 8 hours. Have to say I loved the chocolate stand best of all, yum!