My body is anti-backbend this week, so I have no State-of-the-Backbend photo to offer you today. I’m not sure what’s going on, but even pushing up into Urdhva Dhanurasana is so uncomfortable, I just can’t motivate myself. I do it once, then roll into child’s pose.
I probably spend too much time happily slumped over my computer or curled up in the window seat, reading. I’m thinking I could benefit from some quality time laying over blocks and/or a bolster in a supine backbend. I’ll put that on my list for next week.
Today, I’m giving the apartment a good scrubdown. I just finished the kitchen, even cleaned out the fridge. The bathroom is next. Now that everything is organised, I’m seeing all kinds of improvements I could make to this space: a new futon cover, storage baskets for the wall unit, rearranging stuff on the walls.
A couple years ago, I was determined to move out of this building, but recently I’ve come to a sudden peace with my status as a perpetual renter (and I’ve learned to ignore the creepy superintendent). Apartment hunting in this city is a reality check. And here’s the reality: I live in a cheap apartment in one of the best neighbourhoods in the city.
And I actually don’t mind living in a small space - I like it. It keeps the material accumulation under control. I find that I ‘expand’ to fit the space I’m in. No expansion here!
I slept in again this morning, so I only had an hour to practice the Primary Series. I didn’t have time for the closing poses at all, so I just did Savasana. I added them later on, before teaching my noon class. Tomorrow, I plan to be up early and I’ll have time for a more leisurely practice. I’m looking forward to it!