In my primary I'm finally working on Jumping Back and Through with alternate leading legs. I need this for Intermediate and it's long over due, something I wish I'd done from the beginning. Did better than I thought I would this morning but jumping into asanas is still pretty lame, especially with my left leg leading, something it just refuses to do.
I carried on through to Kapo and did a couple of dropbacks, coming up once, before finishing. Kapo and dropbacks were hard today, probably because of this cold. I stayed in bed with it yesterday and had to stop every five minutes through practice this morning to blow my nose.
It seems to be coming from the Vastus lateralis rather than the Quadricept,on the right just above the knee at least that's where I'm feeling the ache and where I'm focusing my attention.
Intermediate was pretty much OK up until Karandavasana, all very much work in progress from there, fun but exhausting. Still can't bind in Dwi pada Sirasana without falling over and having to prop my back against the wall but it's much closer, especially now the weather is getting warmer and I'm getting more sweaty.
The video below is of trying to work out the shoulder stand to backbend that Patrick suggested from the Sweeney book as a stage towards the tick tock. Again just working out the basic idea of how it would work before I dive right in.
Starting to have second thoughts about the tick tock thing. Been throwing in a Viparita Chakrasana on all my jump backs to standing in the Surys this afternoon and the thought of allowing that drop into backbend scares the bejesus out of me, am in no rush. Probably because I've always had my wall as a security blanket, practicing at home. I'm sure that for many the drop to backbend from handstand isn't such a big deal as it's the standard safe way to fall and doing it from Viparita Chakrasana is only a small step up from that.
Just remembered I tried it once after watching a Yogagarden Youtube video on coming off the wall http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbnZhGeNS4g&feature=channel_page Anyway gave it a go and this is what happened.
Hi to M. Hope you had a good flight, give my love to the family x