Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Day 100

Day 100 of the Ashtanga Primary Series! This is a milestone of sorts. Only 265 more days to go ;-)

I went to bed early last night and got up early this morning to practice. Although I hate waking up, I really enjoy the feeling of early morning practices. But I don't enjoy being so stiff. Once again, it was not a good shoulderstand day for me. It wasn't a good headstand day either (yesterday was - I was able to gracefully come into half bend and came out of the pose in slow motion. I felt very strong). Today was also not so good for balance.

But it was a good day for tapas - I worked through the entire primary series diligently and gave my best in every posture. It may not be much, but I'll take it. At least I made it to my mat.

Speaking of my mat, I'm officially loony: I did iron my Mysore rug. It looks so much better now!

So here's a question for my three readers: Is Thursday the moonday or is it on Friday? I keep getting different answers to this question. Google Calendar thinks it's on Friday. Tim Miller thinks it's on Thursday. My local shala says Friday. What do you think? Anyone? Anyone? Bindifry?

3 comments:

Michelle said...

My research says Oct 25th. So thursday.

Anonymous said...

If you really want to be precise about it, what you need to do is find out the time of the full/new moon, and then determine what day of your practice is closest to it. The full moon was at 4:51 GMT on 10/26, Friday. This is 12:51 am EDT on 10/26. If you practice in the evenings, Thursday 10/25 would be the moon day you should observe. If you practice in the mornings, 10/26 am is closer to the full moon than 10/25. Hope this helps. (But maybe it just makes it more confusing!)

skelly said...

I wash and iron my mysore rug too, its fine :-) if a little ocd but personally I am quite content with my touch of ocd