Sunday, April 16, 2006

Today's Asana Sequence

I modified the yoga sequence I found on yoga journal's website today.

  1. Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle Pose)
  2. Supta Padangusthasana Series (Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Series)
  3. Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose) - w/ forward bend
  4. Janu Sirsasana (Head-to-Knee Pose)
  5. Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)
  6. Upavistha Konasana (Seated Wide-Angle Pose)
  7. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
  8. Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose)
  9. Viparita Karani (Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose)
  10. Savasana (Corpse Pose)

I can't do the modified Upward Facing Bow Pose because I'm too fat to fit through a chair. Well, too fat to even want to try, anyway. So I replaced it with a couple of other back bends. I may have overstretched my lower back on the forward bends again, but doing #9 allowed me to do #10 without having to first ease any back spasms with Pavanamuktasana (Knees-to-Chest Pose) like I normally do.

I'm including this because I felt like I needed to post something but didn't feel like writing about my crappy day, crappy week, etc. I've been doing a lot of numbing, escapism, feeling sorry for myself or frantic, worrying and having a lot more pain this week than previous weeks, or so it seems. I could easily write it all off to PMS. I hope that's all it is. The point is I have not done much learning or following of leads this week, or run across anything really exciting. I'm still interested in the kripalu and may do more research on that soon. I'm also starting to think a lot more seriously about meditating. It seems to transform every aspect of life, which is what I'm trying to do anyway. I'm finding, though, that I'm so easily distracted - there's so much stuff out there to look at, do, think about. I'm not very good at choosing one thing over another, or being patient - I often want to do everything at once. Setting priorities and keeping them are two different things, I find.

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