I’m sore today. Wait, allow me to rephrase that.
I’M SO F’ING SORE TODAY.
I’ve discovered some muscles in my back I had forgotten about up until today. And even my quads tremble with fatigue and pain every time I stand up. Laghuvajrasana, Laghu=Little, Vagra=Thunder Bolt. Indeed.
It’s interesting how frenetic some parts of second make me feel. Pasasana, no troubles there, really. But then from Shalabhasana A to Parsva Dhanurasana, the energy builds, the pulse quickens, that grounding feeling leaves me. Ustrasana is a welcome respite. Then the frenzy builds again from there until Kapo. So here I am, at the middle of this particular climb, just hanging out, trying not to use my arms as my legs tremble and turn to jelly. Thunder Bolt. I think I like this one, though.
So I stopped charting after Supta Vajrasana, because I shouldn’t talk about things I don’t know anything about.
I just remembered that up next is Kapotasana. Must not think about these things, as it makes the heart palpitate and the palms sweat. Yes, I know… I’ve done it before, and I can grab my heels without help, but still… doing it once on a whim and doing it every day are perhaps two completely different animals.
Okay, so this chart- nay, this entire POST- is exactly why SKPJ says “Practice, Practice, Practice, Practice.” Or, “Ashtanga Yoga is 99% practice, 1% theory.” Because really, why waste time graphing my energy levels? Why does it matter? Don’t think so much. Quiet the mind. Just practice.
But it is fun making graphs.