Monday, August 08, 2005

Anticlimactic Practick

This morning I taught a led primary series class, which was a lot of fun. I knew a lot of the students, including a friend's husband, which was nice. I think the students had a good practice - at least that's what they tell me.

Afterwards, there was no time for me to go downtown, and frankly, I am just toooooo tired, and I still have two vinyasa classes to teach later, which I hate to say it, but I am kind of dreading, just because I am preoccupied with tomorrow's surgery.

Long story short, I knew it was practice at home or no practice at all. So, I opted to put my mat down in my foyer and get to it. After completing most of the standing poses, I got distracted, started thinking about a sequence for tonights classes. And I ran and got my little yoga-notebook, and wrote down my thoughts. Then I decided I wanted to try out the sequence. It was fun - after an Ashtanga-like warm-up (Surya A, Surya B, five times each, padangustha, padahasta, uttka, Warrior I and Warrior II), I threw in a nice deep prayer-squat and a crow. Then Warrior I to II to Triangle to Ardha Chandrasana to Standing Split to Warrior III to Tree to Uttita Hasta Padangusthasana to Warrior I. Then the other side. Then Warrior I to Parsvotanasana to Revolved Triangle to Revolved Ardha Chandrasana to Warrior II to Uttita Parsva Konasana to Bound Parsva Konasana to Bound Ardha Chandrasana to a low, deep lunge to Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana with a strap around the foot, to Standing Split to Rock Star (a/k/aUpside Down Dog).

I never really make up the rest in advance - I usually move onto some form of backbends, then forward bends then an inversion and then a shoulderstand sequence before savasana. So, I just improvise all of that.

And as I write this, I am NOT doing the Primary Series. I just don't feel like it. I know that people say that sometimes, i's Surya A and B and then savasana. Well, I did way more than that, and I am teaching three classes, and as someone commented on here - who is my jury anyway? I's me...feeling pretty guilty about laming out on my last pre-op practice. I just don't feel it today, and I DID come to the mat, and that is what counts, right?



Anonymous said...

Good for you.
As someone who has criticized you in the past (I remain anonymous till the end!) I have to say, your dedication to your practice despite CRAZY outside obligations is VERY impressive. Good luck.

yoga chickie said...

Thank you! That makes me feel happy to hear. Glad to see that you can maintain an open mind about me...Lauren

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