Saturday, August 29, 2009

Day 5: Marichasana C

I know, I know. If I was all the way to Marichasana C, why not try Marichasana D? I could barely bind in C on my left side, so I decided go to finishing. Baby steps.

Today Tom got Mia to sleep, for real this time, while I got Eevory to go to sleep. Then I had an entire practice without baby or toddler interference. Eevory woke up at some point and Tom held her.

Even though Tom has zero experience with Ashtanga, I found myself trying harder than I had the previous days since he was watching me. What can I say. I wanted to impress my husband.

I don't feel like I've made any gains in strength yet. If anything, I feel like I'm moving backwards. Soreness from the previous days keeps me from pushing too hard. I'm still far, far away from a decent Chaturanga Dandasana.

Flexibility is coming along. My hamstrings stopped screaming at me in Adho Mukha Svanasana. My calves, always tight, are starting to lengthen a bit.

I'm going to try to go to a led primary class tomorrow. If the girls are having a rough day, I won't abandon Tom with them. If I do go, I'm expecting a thorough ass kicking.


  1. Do I need to out you on the fact that you can still put your foot behind your head- in jeans, without any tiny bit of yoga warm up?? I have 100% faith that your strength will soon match your flexibility.

    Tom needs to do some adjustments!

  2. The funny thing is that it's easier for me to put my legs behind my head cold. By the time I got to Supta Kurmasana I was so tired that I couldn't hold my heavy legs up. How lame is that?

    I did teach Tom how to help me with drop backs. He's a full foot taller than I am so the first time he tried he lifted my feet off the floor as I was dropping back. It took some tweaking to get that right.