Did I mention that I had a date yesterday? Well I did, and it was fun!
I'm always a bit concerned that one of my various 'quirks' will prove a deal-breaker. I'm a bit weird even by the most generous standards. I get up at 5 a.m. to practice yoga six days a week. I meditate daily. I practise CR (something I rarely mention on this blog), so my diet is vegetarian, low-cal, high-nutrition and very whole foods based. It may seem like much, but for some people, the idea that you're not willing to chowdown on cheesecake with your coffee can be a bit of a dealbreaker.
Today's practice was very nice. I'm feeling really good in Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana these days. I find that if I press my toe forward a bit to pull on my arm, it's easier to balance; I feel more solid in the pose. This also brings my leg up higher, making the whole chin-to-the-shin thing a bit more plausible (though I'm not there yet). I've been using this technique in some of my other forward bends with some success - it helps me go deeper into the poses.
Today, the Ashtanga Gods threw me another bone: I fully bound in Baddha Padmasana and folded forward. Whoa.