I thought I was never going to get to yoga this morning, the first two trains were cancelled, third one was late, but finally on my mat by 8:50am in my spot by the window.
Progress again today, Surya A Louise spotted I was actually managing to stay for more than 2 nano seconds in Downward Dog and came to assist, not the usual push into the back from the front but gently pulling the Pelvis from behind, getting the stretch and length without any danger of killing the shoulder.
Standing is pretty nearly back, still need to find another couple of inches for Padahastasana and Trikonasana toe grab, but everything happens up to Parsvottanasana where I still just hold my elbows instead of reverse prayer. Help in UHP made it possible to keep hold of my toe on the second side.
Everything depends on the angle of the arm, so I can (just about with help)toe grab UHP but then in Paschimottanasana I can only grab the side of my foot. All good up to Mari A 2nd side, though my arm is getting a bit further around my knee and I can join it up with a towel to cover the gap between the fingers. Same with all the Mari’s, D on the second side could do with some help, but I think should be doable again soon.
So at home in lieu of Supta K I’ve been doing yoga Nidrasana, so much fun doing LBH again, today in the sweaty Shala conditions, I decided to see how far I could get in to Supta Kurmasana and discovered I can now get the arms under again and cross my feet over my head, but my left arm only goes under the leg, I can’t turn it over to make it go round the back to bind, but at least it feels like its going to be possible again in the non too distant future.
Supta Konasana seems to be helping my arm lift higher, though I can’t keep hold of the toe as I come up and over. Another little win in Urdva Padangusthasana , the Pilates seems to have given me the core strength to hold my toes without really pulling on my arms.
So another week and more of the dots being joined up again, the stamina is starting to come back too, a semi vinyasa between sides and asanas, hopefully the more invasive physiotherapy will help get the rest back.
Led would still be impossible, so just as well Sharath is sold out, but the Kino Mysore in Copenhagen option is definitely practical now. I have a place if I want it.