•Oops I put this in the wrong blog. I’ll be all fatalistic & leave it here.
I find myself needing the physiological effects! They are energizing and uplifting. Besides that I get stiff from all the HIIT and sitting at my computer for hours. I do not want to close up through the thoracic.
Here’s yesterday’s standing arch, and I only did one with the feet apart & arms stretched out straight. I can feel the release happening, and it’s a lot of work to stay in this pose (total time is 1 minute), but it’s supported at the same time. It’s not a psychologically stressful bend.
I’ve just started doing these semi regularly, with shorter HIIT routines. If I did another one, it’d be nice to attempt a very small amount of weight in the hands. I have 3lb dumbbells which will be perfect. They are good for when a slight heft makes a huge difference, I like to use them for some ab work now, holding just one between my feet. When your legs are extended in reverse curls or oblique crunches, for example, you will REALLY feel that weight. Plus you have to concentrate because you don’t want to be dropping it on your face!
Here’s another picture from recent asana. I don’t know exactly when because I don’t want to bother how to reset the date on the Canon. I’ve been using my old, digital again because I have a small, portable tripod I can use it with. I cannot get a good angle with the iPhone without a special tripod and that is not happening.
What for today? I’m going to pop by the Farmer’s Market of course. It’s one of my favorite things about living downtown. Also I think my physical practice will be all yoga.