Tuesday, July 7, 2009


I did an early morning practice today and I'm glad, because my schedule is about to change again. Tomorrow, work starts at 7 a.m. That's enough time for a walk in the morning, but not enough time to practice unless I get up stupidly early. And I may, if I need to. But I'll try to avoid it. I'm enjoying the part-time aspect of this gig, but I'll be relieved when it finally wraps up.

I felt a bit sore this morning - mainly my hamstrings - and I didn't have the best practice. I was pressed for time so skipped Urdhva Dhanurasana entirely and didn't do my usual three handstands. Since today is a moonday, it's technically a non-practice day in the Astanga tradition. Maybe I was derailed by the new moon. I couldn't even bind in Supta Kurmasana.

I think I'll try to blame the weather too: it's been cold here. Yes, cold! The high was only 15C (57F) when I headed in to work this morning and it was windy. I'm missing my hot, sticky summer practices. It feels like September.

Though it was a so-so practice, at least I'm well enough to make it to the mat. I'm counting my blessings! I'm pretty sure the dog is happy to see me back to my Astanga practice too. While I'm practising, she's usually asleep in her basket, near the front of my mat. I often pause to tell her how wonderful she is, pat her head and coo at her. She's relies on this as part of her daily quota of cuddle time.


Skippetty said...

Hey CRONie! I sent this to Arturo too, since you're the only 2 people I know who practice calorie-restriction (hats off to you! ...pass me that donut).

This is a pretty interesting article on the effects of CRON. Well, in monkeys but at least it's a start! http://www.boston.com/news/health/blog/2009/07/lowcalorie_diet.html

Kaivalya said...

@Skippetty: Thanks for pointing it out! It's quite amazing, isn't it? (especially the photos!)Primates are closely related to the human species so it's significant.