Friday, July 9, 2010

Astanga

Hooray, another six day week, complete! This summer is just flying by, but I’m enjoying every minute of it.

As I left for the Shala this morning, the skies opened up and released a warm, summer rain. It was like bathwater from the sky!

When you know you’re going to be soaking in sweat soon anyway, a little bit of water doesn’t matter very much. I smiled and enjoyed it. And I got a free bath coming home too! :-)

During my practice, I listened to the patter of rain outside and the smell of it wafting in through the open windows. It was my favourite practice of the week.

I had a magical moment in Supta Padangusthasana. At the very moment I brought my leg out to the side, a cool, delicious breeze floated over me. I wanted to stay there forever.

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Since Friday is my ‘day off’, it’s often the day when all of my insomnia and pitta-over-work tendencies catch up with me. I usually crash hard! Today, I slept for most of the afternoon, curled up with Princess Fur on the bed, in the air-path of a fan. I’m sorry that I missed the opportunity to sit on the balcony with a book, but I needed the rest.

Now I’m wide awake and ready for some fun! Vegan Potluck countdown: 1 hour. One of my Shala North informants tells me that there will be plentiful food for the gluten-restricted at this shindig. I’m very excited! *happydance*

Tomorrow, I’ll post recipes for the goodies I brought.

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Princess Fur has her very own fan! At night, I turn it to ‘low’ and aim it under the bed, where she likes to sleep. During the day, I put it on the balcony so she can enjoy fresh air and chill out at the same time.

2 comments:

BP said...

Yes! please post some recipes. The food sounds amazing.
Hari Om.

Arturo said...

dear Kai
looking forward to the recipes. i'll cut and paste and save them.

i have magical moments when my teacher gives me an assist in baddha padmasana. i'm so wrapped up with a good toe grab that i just want to stay there, pretending i'm going to do supta vajrasana, then go into the forward bend.

hugs
Arturo