Yes, seven obsessive television-related posts later, yoga chickie is back to talking incessantly about yoga. Please pardon the capitalization errors – it’s the berry; doesn’t cooperate so well with my stubby fingers. Speaking of stubby fingers, I am thinking, and I’ve been mulling it for quite some time, that my finger length to wrist ration is problematic when it comes to any sort of wrist binding that requires a good grip. So, not any of the postures up through janu sirsa c. But after that, I feel like it’s hard to work a really comfortable grip around my (oversized? At least for my petiteness) wrists. It’s not preventing a wrist bind, so this isn’t just me being a pissy, lazy, not-working-hard-enough whiner. It’s just that I feel as if I would be a bit more comfy if my fingers were longer and my wrists more birdboned. Nothing – can do about that, I know. But it has occured to me that perhaps it would behoove me to get one of those golf-grip exercise balls, where you squeeze the ball to improve hand strengh?
Certainly, hand strength would serve me well in….drumroll please…supta kurmasana. For the fourth day in a row, I got totally bound – hands, ankles, and since today I was in the hands of one vedic-chanting new zealander (scheduling issues today…I missed being at shala x, but I got to see Boodiba, who can vouch for my orange cynthia steffe dress , which no less than 10 strangers have told me is gorgeous, and I’ve only been wearing it for three hours…), I got the “attempted dwi pada liftup” treatment. Was not to be today, not that it’s even on my current agenda. He did have me re-tithibasana, this time with legs high up on shoulders, feet pointed high and butt hanging low, and get out of it through bakasana (ie, proper exit out of supta k).
I finished ALL of Primary in 60 minutes, including backbends and finishing. That’s right – it can be done….probably shouldn’t be, but it can nevertheless.
I feel soooo good today, despite a little cold. Yesterday I lost my wallet, but I found it. I also lost a diamond bracelet. Found that too. I’m feeling lucky!