So, I did it. The Full Vinyasa Primary practice. I did it in my home studio, and I did it alone, but with some music. And it was boring and long, but definitely not difficult. In fact, the coming up to standing in between poses made it kind of eas. Not sure why. I would do it again on a low energy day, like today, where I know that the flexibility isn’t going to be the highlight of my practice, nor is the strength, and for lack of anything better to focus on, I can focus on endurance. Sort of. Since it wasn’t all that challenging.
As usual, I also added some Second Series stuff in where I thought appropriate: Pasasana right smack in the middle of Standing Series – after Parivritta Parsvakonasana, and then again after Marichyasana D. It just feels so damn good when I know I need a good back crack. Eka Pada Sirsasana, Dwi Pada and Yogi Nidrasana after Supta Kurmasana, which I did twice, once after laying out in Kurmasana for 25 breaths, and then again after I full vinyasa-ed out of it and back in again. Why? Because I had forgotten to full vinyasa out of it. Then I did all of the Second Series backbends before Urdhva Dhanurasana. Greg Tebb taught me some version of that a couple of summers ago (in his version, he selected some of the backbends, but not all of them). It was my first entre into Second Series. Pretty clever of him, I thought. It made UD so much better for me.
Been doing bedhangs for the past couple of days. Thought it was helping, it probably is. But it didn’t quite feel that way today. Ah, every day is different, and this yoga thing is never really linear, at least not for me.