Hello from Seattle!!! I’m here attending a great primary care research conference, meeting lots of people and lots of ideas.
“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” ~Cesare Pavese
- Standing poses: Ground my heels so much so that I lift my toes and ball of foot (I naturally do the opposite and actually lift my heels). In Utthita Parsvakonasana (extended side angle), work on barely touching fingers to the ground (engages legs, core, and bandhas much more).
- Navasana: Traditionally, navasana was paired with handstand, but for some reason this has been taken out over the years. They both work on the same thing: the core of the body. Practice going into handstand between each navasana.
- Handstands: Wow we did a lot of handstand work this morning… handstands on a ramp, handstands on bars, handstands on a block, handstands on one block under one hand, handstands on sandbags.
- Acroyoga: Right before Kapotasana, Troy “flew” me in the air (he lay on the ground, his feet on my sacrum)… loosening up my back and quads to prep for the deeper backbends. Amazing.
- Tick-tocks: After backbends, he brought me over to the ramp and had me practice handstand to backbend and back to handstand. Really hard… need to find a ramp/hill at home and practice this on my own.
|My trip wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the first Starbucks EVER!!|