The kitties are exhausted by sunshine and playing for 15 minutes.
Didn’t even feel like morning practice, exept for my brain being more quiet than usually. I did feel quite lopsided because of that asymmetry thing and because my wrist was really stiff, but I didn’t let that bother me. I just really, really like the softness that comes from being a little more flexible.
I think I managed to get rid of most of the fidgeting I mentioned earlier. I even skipped re-arranging my feet in between balancing poses. I’ve been doing that because my feet kind of sink in to the mat when I stand on one foot, and then balancing feels harder. So I usually take a step back in between to get to a “clean” spot. I also did some spring cleaning in switching sides in standing poses, and at those places where I’m supposed to jump forward.
Navasana is already beginning to feel easier. Today I got to the point where straightening legs seemed possible (but wasn’t), and the last round wasn’t that horrible. I’m doing 3 x 5 breaths now, but will add more when all three feel equally steady. Quality over quantity.
It’s friggin cold in here today due to the wind from the sea - and the cats are either sleeping or plotting on keeping me awake all night (again) instead of being next to me and adding cat hair on my clothes - so naturally I’ve been thinking of sewing a new swimsuit for summer. I think that two-piece version with wide straps might be quite cool. Possibility of colorblocking, if I find the right materials.
Someones’s being super useful by putting cat hair on my notebook.
Bread and rosemary seitan for 50.
Felt like summer. Smooth. For some reason I though this would be a horrible practice, but it wasn’t.
Although I noticed that I’ve began to fidget with this and that in certain places, and I should probably try to get rid of that. Part of it is because I can’t jump back and forward during sitting poses, so there’s some extra movement between asanas anyway. But I still think I could take some of it out.
I spoke with M after the class and she said that Marichyasanas and Navasana looked steadier today (and felt, too), and if nothing weird happens related to the twists during the next practices, we’ll move forward again.
Pancakes, because I feel like the worst stress is over for now. Oh, and that rhubarb jam I made last summer.