Welcome to Episode II, in which our heroine drags her aching body back onto the mat for another round of Beryl Bender Birch.
It should be noted that I opted out of Banana Pancakes in order to do my practice this morning. I was definitely tempted, but I knew that I wouldn't get through an hour-and-a-half of Beryl Bender Birch with a belly full of pancake. I'm still in awe of my resolve. I went for a long walk instead. Then I hit the mat.
So , yes, I'm sore. Very, very sore. I don't remember *ever* being this sore restarting full Primary, but I also never imagined that I would be doing so much of my practice again, this soon. Today, despite my achy Trapezius, I managed to bind to wrist in Marichyasana C, bind to fingers in Marichyasana D and I was able to bind in Supta Kurmasana.
I felt like a Celestial Magician just waved a wand over my head!
(Note to Self, for the next time I can't bind in Supta K: get those shoulders behind the knees! Further! Further still! Hold them there during Kurmasana. NOW try to bind! Yeah, you got it!)
After practice, I felt very woozy and light, like my body was filled with helium and a bit off-kilter. This feeling followed me all day. I felt like I might float away. By evening I was feeling 'grounded' again, but it was a little weird.
And I've been exhausted all day. I would have liked to take a nap after my practice or maybe walked to the park to enjoy the gorgeous weather (the high was 27C!). Alas, there were things I needed to do. I worked on a contract all afternoon, then came home and walked the dog.
Then there was the stuff that I *wanted* to do. I spent the evening with a big salad and a burrito from Burrito Bandidos (*heart*), cherry cheesecake and, *ahem*, a bottle of wine. Fun way to end the day!