Friday, January 11, 2008

Day 160

There was no early morning practice for me today because I slept in, then laid around in bed playing on the computer. I did some clothes shopping, walked the dog, ate lunch and finally got around to doing my practice in the afternoon, a couple hours before leaving to teach a class.

I almost always love an afternoon practice and this one was no exception. Even though I'm in the midst of my 'lady's holiday', I was having such a good time that I actually forgot about that at times (but still passed on the inversions). It was a very strong, deep practice and I particularly enjoyed my backbends.

Yes, you read that correctly: I enjoyed Urdhva Dhanurasana.

In celebration, I took a photograph, certain that I would see significant improvement from the last time I took a photograph of my backbend.

State of the backbend, January 2008

Alas, it looks very much the same, it just feels much better. But, come to think of it, that in itself is a remarkable improvement, so I'll take it!


bindifry said...

lovely backbend!

Kaivalya said...

Thanks, bindifry. I think there really is a visual difference when the backbend isn't forced. Even on my 'bad' days, backbending isn't as difficult now. I think my ultimate goal may not be what my backbend 'looks' like, but the ease with which I experience it. It would be wonderful to enjoy backbends.

Yogamum said...

I think your backbend looks great, but you're right -- it's how it feels that counts!