Yesterday I wanted to practice with a recording of Guruji reciting the opening and closing mantra but I had a huge, immense hangover. The night out was amazing though, so I really don't regret it. I was at a club with so many good friends and we danced until 6.30 am... I was in bed by 7 am!
I only did some Surya Namaskara and a few standing postures for about 15 minutes at 10.30 pm haha.
But today I practiced at the shala again and I was dreading it a little because I still felt like I lacked sleep and that the poison was not out of my system. On the other hand I was looking forward to sweating it out efficiently.
My practice was very weak in the beginning, I didn't jump back and forth in both Suryas and somehow my mind wandered in the standing postures. But by the time I arrived at the Marichyasanas I already felt stronger and better. I bound the tips of my fingers in D, kinda half-assed Navasana and with the help of my teacher I put my head on the floor in Bhujapidasana. Then Kurmasana and Supta Kurmasana with assistance and when I wanted to start backbends my teacher called from a few meters away that I shall get into lotus. Whaaat?
I was NOT expecting to get a new pose. Really, not at ALL. I can't figure out what her reason was to give me Garbha Pindasana! I still need assistance in Mari D to bind only at the fingertips, I need assistance for Bhuja and both Kurmasanas... I really don't see it. But of course I am happy! :)
Well, today I couldn't do it with the arms through the lotus because I was wearing long leggings but holding my lotus from the outside and rolling 9 times in a circle went perfectly well. After the 9th rolling I was exactly where I was supposed to be.
Tomorrow I'm wearing shorts!
After that elating moment the rest of the practice went relatively well...my headstand was nice and I could finally do Urdhva Dandasana, lift up again and lower down completely for the first time in ages.
I hope you all had a lovely practice today :)