Day 60 – Disappointed

Half Tortoise Pose or Ardha-kurmasana 2/22/10

Half Tortoise Pose or Ardha-kurmasana 2/22/10

I have to honest that I am really disappointed with my lack of progression in some of the postures.  I sit here now and my hamstring is aching and my knee hurts.  It’s frustrating and disappointing!  But I did just turn on my heating blanket (I sit on a Sunbeam Microplush Electric Warming Heating Throw Blanket to keep warm and to loosen my muscles) to stay warm – it’s only 55 degrees here today (my windows are open, so it made it hard to get up this morning – there’s just something simply wonderful about being under a comforter when the weather is sooo pleasant and cool), which means my basement (where I type is even cooler).  So when I am stagnet and don’t move for awhile, I find it easier to just have the blanket on rather than freeze my buns off.

Half Tortoise Pose or Ardha-kurmasana 2/22/10

Half Tortoise Pose or Ardha-kurmasana 2/22/10

I’m also drinking Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice tea, which I am completely and totally obsessed with.  It’s like drinking Christmas, while I check out myself in today’s pose – Half Tortoise Pose or Ardha-kurmasana.

This is another disappointing one.  I have never gotten my ass on my heels, as you are supposed to do in this pose.  Sucks!!  (my hamstring is starting to melt – feels good for it to losen up!)

Today’s class was busy again.  Lots of men.  I don’t know if it’s Spring fever or what, but there seem to be a lot more folks showing up for the 60 minute classes.  I’m just glad that they don’t like the front of the room because I like the front and come in with a minute to spare before class starts – so otherwise I’d be screwed.

My left knee hurt so bad today that I sat out of a few postures, which was disappointing…but you gotta mind the body (like they say, “Mind the gap” in England).

Half Tortoise Pose 1/8/10

Half Tortoise Pose 1/8/10

Do you know of anyone that can keep their bum on their heels in this pose?  I’d love to see what it looks like!  I used to think this posture was a total joke, but it is really hard – especially to keep your hands sandwiched together and keeping your arms as straight as possible while lifting your wrists up and away from you.

Instructors have said that if you are having trouble sleeping that this is a good one to do to relieve stress and get you sleepy!  Namaste.

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