Through some miracle, I managed to wake up by 8:30 a.m., walk the dog, and do an Astanga half-Primary practice. It felt good. I probably could have done a full Primary if time wasn't an issue, but I had a noon class to teach, so I was hurrying through.
I was able to bind in all the Mari's today. I attribute this to all of the shoulder openers I've been teaching in my classes this week. I often feel the affects of whatever 'theme' I'm teaching in my own practice.
I haven't been practising backbends regularly, so I haven't bothered to take any photos of my Urdhva Dhanurasana. On a whim, I took one today and was very surprised. My bum is smaller :-) and I can see the weight loss. And my backbend isn't bad at all! In fact, my shoulders look very open. This is pretty amazing given that I haven't even done a backbend in a couple of weeks.