I had a most excellent forward being practice yesterday which completely unwound any lingering tension and soreness from our back bending day of fun. I just love forward bends. I love the way my hips open, my spine lets go, my nervous system slows and my mind clears. Just love it.
Many years ago, before I practiced Anusara Yoga, I went up to my teacher at the time and described to him a certain psychological dynamic I was dealing with in my life at the time. He looked at me and said, "Do more forward bends." So anyway, that was almost ten years ago and I really shifted my practice then.
Obviously, Anusara Yoga is the land of back bending and our group practices get focused that way and I certainly love rousing back bend practices- I really do. But in general I practice seated forward bends at least 3-4 times for every back bending practice I do. Really, they actually makeup the bulk of my practice. Lots of time in forward bends throughout the week means that whenever I want to do anything else- like back bends, deeper hip work, standing poses, arm balances, etc.- then I am ready; preparing my hips seems to prepare the rest of me nicely.
I also got some work done on my book project and sent off to my editor, my toenails painted and some errands done. Kelly was in school all day and so I had some nice time to work on my projects and to be by myself which I really enjoyed.
So that is on my agenda today as well, after a dog walk and tonight we have classes here in San Marcos. It is the last class before we are closed for Summer Break.
Well, there are other things I could write about that are kind of simmering inside me but this is about all that has bubbled up to the surface for sharing at this point. More tomorrow.