If you're thinking, "Hey, isn't that the same schedule you were on before?", you would be correct. I've always been an early-bird ashtangi. Now that I'm finally starting to adjust to the long practice, I think I can move back into my comfort zone.
Of course, this means that I absolutely MUST get to bed early so I can get 8 hours of sleep, minimum. I work most evenings, so this is tricky. I'm often so wired after teaching that I can't settle down to sleep. Chamomile tea has helped sooth me before so I'll try it.
And I need to schedule a nap during the day. I think I'll do this after lunch.
Dropbacks were fabulous this morning. The first two were by my usual standards (I can feel the bar raising on these). Today's Big Awesome was my last dropback: I was able to find a solid hang-back, then lightly place my hands on the floor.
Standups from the futon were atrocious. How is it possible that something I was doing quite easily yesterday, I can't even fathom today? This is definitely a two-steps-forward-one-step-back process. I gave it four solid tries then gave up. I had one good standup out of all that.
It's so beautiful out right now. The leaves are a cacophony of bright colours, my favourite time of year!
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