I stretched, elongating my spine, then arched my back like a bow, arms flapping behind me, desperately trying to find the ground. A little more, almost there… almost there … and … it’s a touchdown!! Was I breathing… don’t remember, don’t even know if the respiratory system is supposed to work that way!! I was pretty stoked at the thought of nailing Kapotasana B, probably even looked like the beautiful bird ready to fly.
But, well how wrong was I, the picture in my mind was way … way off reality.
It’s a good thing that I take videos of my yoga practice. I know, Narcissist level – Guru 😛 The arms are never where they should be, knees flaying out and a look that says – Oh boy! I am Stuck. The biggest question right now in my life is how Kino MacGregor could talk and breath and do normal things while her head is snuggling between her knees, backwards. In all this twisting and turning, for some weird reason, I find Peace. There you go, that’s the secret to World Peace … make people do backbends 😛
Your mind is so busy figuring out some triangular bone structure called Sacrum, while constantly fearing if your spine will split into two, that all negative thoughts go kaput.
As if the planks and burpees weren’t enought, I bought myself some more pain: A Magnetic Hula Hoop, with beads. By God it hurts … so b a d. I am still finding hacks to use it in the least painful way possible. Each time I end up adding an extra layer of clothing around my waist, pillows on the feet and a blanket on my legs to subdue the pain. This is my fitness corner where I workout (read – do things that no one would do to themselves).
My concerned friends of course asked me why I indulge in all things crazy. Seriously, I got no answer for that. What’s life without being whimsy, right?
In short, last week was pretty exciting in terms of health and fitness (and aching limbs).
And and … I got to watch this gorgeousness early in the morning yesterday.
|A speck of fireball, at the horizon.|