Thursday, September 17, 2009

Day 24: Dream Practice

Maybe it's the sleep deprivation, but lately I've been doing things unconsciously. For example, several times lately I've lost my cup of tea then found it and discovered that I'd already consumed it without any memory of having done so. I'll insist that I didn't drink my tea and Tom will say, "I saw you drink it."

That was my practice this morning. Wow. I'm already at Mari? How did that happen? (Look at clock) Oh, well 50 minutes has passed, so I guess I did all the asanas before it. Oh, wow, I'm totally binding in Supta K. Forgot to freak out about it. Back bending now? Ok, I guess I'm about to finish.

Some other random things on my mind:

Does anyone else's sticky mat make the skin on their toes peel? That happens to me when I don't use a rug. I need to order a new rug. My last rug was lost/stolen by a roommate. Gross huh? Taking someone else's mysore rug?

I hate wearing a thong to practice, but what else can you wear to a public class if you don't want panty lines? I don't want to risk the transparency that occurs in even black pants in certain postures by going panty-less. Is there another option I'm non thinking of?

Check it out. It's not even 6:30 a.m. and I've already practiced, cooked dinner (well, dinner is in the slow cooker) and blogged! Yay for starting my practice at 4:30 a.m.!


  1. I love the unconscious practice. Unfortunately, it doesn't happen often! But it always reinforces the idea that I can truly put less mental work into it and just DO it. You know?

    Mike let mosquitoes into our practice room this morning, so when I went in to try to crank out at least 1/2 primary (sewing break), I couldn't deal. Did 2 sun salutations! ha! But... even those felt like they did some good. You know you're too stationary for too long when you raise your hands above your head and your whole body cracks.

  2. I know what you mean. I spend hours rocking, nursing, holding babies, then I stand up straight and everything clicks into position and I realize that I've been sitting and standing like a hunchback all day, curled around an infant.