|Man in Despair: Gillham park Kansas City, MO - No need to despair, vajrasana works|
Nope, still no forward bends.
As soon as I jumped through and sat down in dandasana I could fee the same lower back pain and how it's come around now to the frount as well, reaching down into my groin...
psoas you think?
Savasana for a minute to think,
"Stupid Ashtanga and it's fixed sequence", in Vinyasa Krama I'd just avoid those troublesome postures and practice something else from it's vast tool chest. But then again, don't I practice my Ashtanga as a Vinyasa Krama and haven't we talked recently about adapting the sequence when necessary....., it's all kosha.
OK, so no more forward bends........
flicking through Primary,
"Nope, nope.....nope, nope...., no, no. no. certainly not....nope....again no...."
Take out the forward bends from Primary and there's not a lot left.
And Manju's TT in Crete getting ever closer ( August).
Do I cancel?
No, of course not, there'll be a Primary of sorts (might make it more interesting), to hell with vanity.
OK. what about 2nd series.....Yes, no, yes, yes, yes, yes Yep, yes, sure why not, probably, again probably ......no way, definite no, again no, maybe, no YES, yes, yes......again yes............ : )
Ran through second and apart from the leg behind head work ( I did Maha mudra and badha konasana instead), 2nd is pretty doable. Still not sure about the twists, the merest nod at a twist for now but Intermediate series seems possible. I can do some forward bends in vajrasan as counter to all the back bending, for some reason vajrasana is fine (anyone know why?).
And there's still pranayama and pratyahara and meditation....
Perhaps on Fridays I can do a symbolic Primary, jump in and out of the postures and instead of bending forward just drop my chin and do pranayama instead, a kind of Yoga Makaranda(ish) version of Primary. At least that will keep me jumping back and through and I can still practice along to Manju's DVD, be somewhat on the same page at least for when the workshop comes around.
And just hope that after six weeks of no forward bends I'll be OK again for a full week of Primary and all that adjustment/assist work.
Six weeks, plenty of time no.....no?