Saturday, August 7, 2010


If lying over a bolster and writhing around in agony qualifies, then I did some restorative yoga today. I tried, I really did.

When the pain started last night, I assumed that it was my Lady’s, arriving a bit early. But it wasn’t. I had a touch of food poisoning, which was just enough to keep me in bed for most of the day.

Of course, I was bored out of my mind!!! I didn’t have the mental focus to read a book or study. The Internet is a Dead Zone on the weekend. DVDs can only keep me entertained for so long.

After the first few uncomfortable hours, I figured out a brainless activity that would help me pass the time: I organised my photos from the past year. This in itself was a bit painful, given the Big Life Changes I’ve gone through, but there was an element of closure in the process, which I appreciated.

And if I had to get sick, at least I did it on a Saturday! Tomorrow I’ll be back on the mat.


I shot a State-of-the-Backbend photo during my brief Second Practice yesterday:

No huge changes from previous weeks.

Why on earth do I feel like I can’t breathe if I walk my hands in to my maximum? (where they are in this photo)

It feels like an iron band is cinched around my chest and the air won’t go in.


Koeppchen said...

Hello Kai,
breathing is restricted while you are in Urdhva Dhanurasana, it feels the same for me. Have a look at Leslie Kaminoffs Yoga Anatomy, i can not describe as good as he does.

Kaivalya said...

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