I had the most breath centered practice ever. I was so happy to be able to breath again that I didn’t even re-arrange my top at any point before the finishing sequence.
Vegan baking success! Black bean brownies again, but this time with no eggs, butter or agave syrup. Or any kind of oil or sugar to that matter.
I miss being so warm I can’t function.
Color/wool therapy on a day when 0 degrees feels like -30 because of the wind.
No running water this morning, had to evacuate myself and the newspaper to Sävy.
Janu C with hiccups, ouch. When it comes to breathing, I had a horrible practice. I’m blaming my inability to breath and stiffness of my hamstrings on cooling weather, and me drinking too much coffee during the past few days. There was a lot of of fidgeting, forgetting what happens next and arranging clothing. Also, I might have done only two surya Bs this time, and possibly four last week. I have no idea why I’ve began to lose count there.
Bright side: I think I got some sort of an idea of how to roll on my back (in Garbha pindasana) and I’m still able to straghten my legs in Utthita Hasta Padangushthasana. Then again I almost-fell about ten times during the latter. But I’ve began to find the right streching point in Trikonasana A myself, and I’m pretty exited about that even though I still can’t reach my toe and have to lean on my ankle. I belive my back is more vertical now, and B is also beginning to feel more balanced, because I can finally press my hand to the floor.
I’ve given up on trying to practice daily for now. I did try daily minipractice a couple of weeks ago, and for the first three days it was fine. Then my wrist got sore again, and it’s still healing. And because I want it to heal properly during the coming years, based on former experiences it’s better not to stress it further. At the moment a two-hour intensive once a week feels enough - both physically and mentally - so it’s all good.
I love vitamin D. I can sleep at night, and haven’t cried in public since last week.
Little luxuries: taking time to knit socks to self.
I love it when food looks as good as it tastes. It had never occurred me to put lime in to carrot soup, but this was probably the best soup I’ve ever made. Carrots, red lentils, lime’s juice, coconutmilk, salt, water, butter. Topped with smetana and pumpkin seeds.
Edit: The original recipe is here. (In Finnish only, but maybe not that hard to translate.) I made half of that amount, but put in 2 dl coconutmilk anyway. And because I was hungry I didn’t do that oven thing. Just put the carrots in to the pot first with butter and lime, then added water (~2 dl) and coconutmilk, and let that boil until carrots were soft. Then added the lentils and boiled those, maybe about 10 mins.
Something I’ve often wondered: why do good and bad things happen in batches?
And just so you know, this is one of those days when several problems solve themselves.