This morning was hard. I had a very restless night, I couldn’t get sleep and I woke up many times during the night. The alarm rang at 3.30 a.m. and that was bad. I walked to the Shala and met hyperenergetic Maria. We both watched to the moon and it was big, so this might be one of the reasons, why we both were really over-excited. And maybe after two days off, we just needed our dose of discipline and sweat.
I was practicing next to Ann and I got a really nice spot again. When I started, I felt really tired, but the energy grew during the practice. I got a very good adjustment in Paschimottanasana, which was really deep and I felt that the adjustment was so good for my back. I have been a bit worried about my back, because I have felt light pain in it, but today I didn’t feel pain before or after the practice. I am quite oversensitive with my back, but this is just so long travel, that I want to keep it in good shape. Sharath assisted me with Uthita Hasta Padangusthasana and I was able to touch my knee with my chin. I have to create a lot of more flexibility to be able to close my hands in Supta Kurmasana, but it’s getting better all the time. Today I was very pleased with my Sirsasana, because I stayed up the whole counting and I also manage to keep my Navasana up through the five breaths. Small victories, but really cool ones… But Utplutih, it just not coming yet. It hasn’t been that difficult asana for me in Finland, but here it’s almoust impossible. It’s totally phatetic! And I would really, really like to learn to close my hands in Yoga Mudra, it’s so close, but still so far away. Sharath helped me with it today, too.
After my practice, it was time for a coconut. It’s very good for my recovery to have one coconut after the practice. It gives me enough energy to walk home…hahaa. Today, I watched again the other group practicing Second Series. I really enjoy following their practices and today quite many of them got new asanas. It is also good to see that some of the girls are so strength as well as flexible that they can easily do the Second Series as well as the guys. My favorit asana from Second Series is Karandavanasana. It is so beautiful, when somebody has such a control over his body. It’s very interesting to see, how different body types have their own challenges and how they learn to pass the obstacles and make the best out of their bodies.