Quite a warm day, which meant the upstairs of my house was quite hot from being closed up all day. Didnt take many Surya’s to begin to sweat, standing were done quite quickly, its seated that naturally put my brakes on, especially once I get to Janusirsasana, where I have to coax my hips and knees into playing ball. I have taken to taking about 10 breaths in Janu A, as I find my hips settle down and begin to relax out, thus taking the pressure off the insides of the knees, which then on a good day helps Marichyasana B & D. Well it kinda worked today, B was a struggle but after Mari C, found my foot came higher up the thigh and after a bit of faffing I managed to bind myself in Mari D on both sides, not an elegantly done pose I’ll admit, it would probably go on the “How not to do it” page of Yoga Journal, but I was bound for about 3 breaths.
They say from little acorns great oaks grow, just wish the bloody squirrels would stop eating my Marichyasana acorns every time it seems to start happening.
Backbends were not bad at all tonight, especially after a few Ustrasanas, really had that feeling of the chest opening, rather than the bottom of the back compressing. Urdva Dhanurasana itself was fairly grounded, so had a play around with standing drop backs, I am definitley getting further and coming up with a measure of control that wasnt there before the retreat in Turkey.
Tonight I found the solution to Savasana oversleeping, by putting my dinner in the microwave for 10 minutes before laying down, the ping signalled the end of my practice and time for my dinner! Tomorrows dinner goes in the conventional oven, so if I drop off it will probably be the smoke detector in the hall that wakes me up, neee naw, neee naw!!!