I got up and went to yoga early this morning. First time in 2 weeks.
Do you know how many postures you can do if you can’t forward bend?
Not. Too. Many.
I got all entranced with Plank. As well as Side Plank.
Child’s pose was good, too. As was Downward-Facing Dog (with bent knees).
I threaded the needle. I did some kapalabhati. I did a weak Bridge. I stretched out my hamstrings a bit with a strap. I did a 10 minute round of Nadi Shodhana. I attempted a headstand on the wall (fail). I sat zazen. I attempted Janu Sirsasana. (huge fail).
(Please bless me father for I have sinned. I coveted my neighbor’s Paschimottanasana.)
One of my gurus, Natalie Goldberg, has this saying: “Make positive effort for the good.”
The context is that you must keep your promises to yourself. She’s a writing guru, not a yoga guru, so she says go and write everyday. You don’t have to write great stuff, she says; you just have to make positive effort for the good. And that’s what I did on my mat today.
And it was full of win.