Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The last two days i've been recovering from a sor ankle. i may have gone too deep, not sure, but thought it best to recover. Last night I did stay up later than i should, but the ankle feels good tonight. I'll be able to get a few days in before the Moon Day and feel the excitement for it. I feel pretty strong too and after a good nights rest, should feel even better.

Monday, July 25, 2011

I'm starting to wonder if the New Moon has something to do with the way I feel. This morning, i was sor tired and felt weak. I've had Mondays like this, but most Mondays I am rested and feel stronger. It could be the heat and just not sleeping well, too.

One thing I have noticed, is that the energy I felt laying in bed, has been missing. Of all the sensory experiences I've had lately, smell has been on the forefront. Of course, the little glimpses of extra-sensory experiences are there.

I have gotten to a good place, where I don't expect things or hope for prgress. My practice and daily life have become more of a "just let whatever feels right" occur, without disappointment.

I want to make use of the New and Full moons a bit better, put them to use. I have been lacking in this area, even if its just time to sit and meditate or light a candle and incense.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

I woke on thisday of record heat and got to my mat. I was a little tired, which showed in downward facing dog. I went thru Sury A and moved into Sury B, sweaty and trying to control my breathing. It all went pretty well, until I got to Sapta.

I can say right now, that Sapta in Sury B will be a challenge. Down dog in Sury B did feel like a second wind, whith the break from standing poses. Some of the problem moving into Sury B's sapta, is foot placement. I don't know if it's a combination of shorter arms andnot having the flexibility, or just lack of knowing how to move into it yet. This morning, I tried to keep with Nicki, got my self in position (close enough at least). I almost fell over, gained a second of balance to let myself down. I warched the screen and decided it was over and time to shower.

I think I'll watch her move in and out of Sapta and try to mimic it, as close as i can.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Right foot on red

I did set my alarm for 5:30AM, so had plenty of time.
Made new strides this morning, going farther into Sury B. I followed Nicki all the way to Sapta, which is more of a reverse lunge. I didn't actually perform Sapta of Sury B, i stopped and reacted more, as if I was playing Twister and she had just called out "Right foot on red". I did move my leg, but stopped because i wasn't quite sure of the movement.

A few minutes ago, I read up on moving into Sury B's Sapta. I'll see how well I can move thru it, the next time I get to that point.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It's been a couple weeks, since I made an entry. I have been practicing, even though I haven't blogged about it, which is good. It wold be horrible if I hadn't practiced and not blogged or blogged about some nonsense.

Just to go back a bit, I had a week of falling back a bit. A couple mornings of crawling out of bed or getting to the mat late and only doing a little bit. To be honest, this doesn't bother me and didn't then, it was what i was capable of doing on those days.

This last week, I was back to normal, with the Moon day breaking things up a bit. The Saturday after the Moon Day, i included chair pose and went until i was exhausted. I felt good, almost too good, because i wanted to practice on Sunday. i stopped myself, after thinking about it. I took the day off, like most Sundays, as the normal rest day that it is.

Today, i got through Sury A and included chair, but no Dwei. After showering, my electricity went out, it didn't bother me, just hoped the cat would stay cool enough. I headed off to work, and didn't think too much about the opportunity this was. I know my clock is flashing, but what it means is, i can reset the alarm clock to 5:30, to give myself 15more minutes. That means i should have more time to practice and not have to rush if i have a couple things to do, besides practice.