Wednesday yoga (assuming it’s Wedneday?)

Ok, this is interesting: I’ve been adjusting my practice quite a lot to let my wrists rest, but haven’t left out Bhujapidasana, because. I really have no reason for that, other than not being able to replace it with anything, and not wanting to skip it completely. I mean, it is pretty counter intuitive to continue doing arm balances when wrists hurt.

The wrist is doing a little better this week, but I noticed it didn’t exactly enjoy Purvottanasana, and vinyasas became more difficult after that. But. After I had done a very careful Bhujapidasana (toes on the mat, no leaning forward, three breaths) and just as careful Bakasana, things got easier. Seriously, the pain went away. I’m assuming this has a lot to do with stretching palms and fingers, but I really didn’t expect it to affect that much and that fast.

I think I need to figure out how to use this information and what kind of stretching I could do before the practice. Maybe no arm balances before warming up, but something.

I tried to do this when I was two. Then I accidentally said too many times “cat is tired” (duh, cats sleep all the time), and my mom took me to see a doctor. Cat fail.

I tried to do this when I was two. Then I accidentally said too many times “cat is tired” (duh, cats sleep all the time), and my mom took me to see a doctor. Cat fail.

(Source: mouse-y, via transluzent)

I abandoned this in June, because I hate seaming. Only got it done because I’m taking a break from knitting this week.

(The color is so much nicer in reality, and I hate taking photos in darkness.)

I abandoned this in June, because I hate seaming. Only got it done because I’m taking a break from knitting this week.

(The color is so much nicer in reality, and I hate taking photos in darkness.)

Self-pity, cutting too long bangs and treating skin with honey go well together. Just one of those days.

Wrist and knee are doing much better today, thank you for asking. Total rest over the weekend was the way to go, and I can even put some weight on the right hand again. My knee can take the forward fold in Ardha baddha padmottanasana and Virabhadras don’t hurt, so I think I’m on my way towards the normal state of things, what ever that is at the moment.

Seven types of pastries. And icecream. Yeah.

This month’s food project: vegan cooking and baking for relatives. My great-aunt is a pro at baking with butter, eggs and sugar, so I though I’d surprise her with something sweet with no butter or eggs and only a tiny amount of sugar. We’ll see how this goes.

(Her baking is still one of my reasons for not going vegan.)

This month’s food project: vegan cooking and baking for relatives. My great-aunt is a pro at baking with butter, eggs and sugar, so I though I’d surprise her with something sweet with no butter or eggs and only a tiny amount of sugar. We’ll see how this goes.

(Her baking is still one of my reasons for not going vegan.)

Ever wonder what baby wombats look like?

Ever wonder what baby wombats look like?

I believe it still thinks it’s living in subtropical zone. Poor thing has no idea what’s just around the corner.

I believe it still thinks it’s living in subtropical zone. Poor thing has no idea what’s just around the corner.

Pindasana napping. Best.

Other goodies: easy chest openings, hair touching the mat in Prasarita padottanasana D, forehead touching knee (for half a second or so) in Marichyasana A, a super light Shirshasana. All of these have been on the impossibility list for a long, long time.