Spaced out much?

Thought: “Gee, marichyasana B feels really weird and tight today.”
Realized: “I’m doing marichyasana D.”

Okay.

Today was one of those really distracted practices. At first I was frustrated because I couldn’t pratyahar (verb form of pratyahara — kidding). Anyhow, I just carried on, distractability and all, and wouldn’t you know? It turned into a pretty interesting practice.

Mostly around the end o’primary roll-up poses: upavistha konasana, supta konasana, ubhaya padangusthasana, urdhva muka paschimottanasana. Usually I blow through those poses pretty exuberantly — rolling, balancing, woohoo!

Today, though, for some reason I realized that there’s more interesting balance to be had if I push forward of the sit bones. I imagined a triangle formed of the sit bones and mula bandha, and then tipped like a gyroscope more toward the mula bandha “point” of the triangle. And the little 3D image in my mind tipped — a sheer triangular plane, a kind of level.

A very cool balance point. Found purely by dint of what could easily have seemed like a less than stellar practice.

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2 Responses

  1. Oh, I like it! I loooove the rolling poses. So glad I gave them back to myself. The observations are interesting, will watch next time I practice.

  2. Thought: “Gee, marichyasana B feels really weird and tight today.”
    Realized: “I’m doing marichyasana D.”

    That is superb… Hilarious.

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