Tuesday, September 26, 2006


I'm nothing if not tenacious.

Experienced some stiffness in the hips, but not the kind of stiffness that keeps lotus away; instead the kind of stiffness that I don't even know how to describe except to say that it makes it hard to rotate the thighbone back and away from the torso in order to (ultimately) bring the ankle squarely behind the head. I'm not trying for Eka Pada Sirsasana. I just want to soften that rotation, which I think, if I am not mistaken, is a "hyper"-external rotation, so hyper that the shinbone can make contact with the back of the neck.

Notwithstanding the stiffness, it was a good practice. Any practice is a good practice, I suppose. And every practice has something good that I can say about it. Today's "good thing" is that I am finally consistently jumping my legs through. I have been jumping through for a long time, but a lot of times there is foot drag, or the sole of my left foot completely touches down (which acts as a lever and lifts my butt higher off the floor, so it's not all bad, just mainly a bad habit). Today, the jump throughs were consistent and controlled. I start with crossed ankles and as I am landing, uncross them but without sliding them on the floor. And THAT is my good thing for the day.

Off to help with homework, get dinner on the table.

Man, these last few posts have been uninspired!



Tiffersll said...

"Any practice is a good practice"

Yeah, I guess you've got a good point...it's good that we actually just got on the mat.

Jody said...

Sounds like an awesome vinyasa sequence!

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