I've been finding it hard to get on the mat for Intermediate. Primary would have been OK. It's so familiar and while never easy, you can take it easy if you want to. I know it so well now that I can pretty much flow through it on Auto. Intermediate however you know is going to hurt, be hard work. your going to sweat buckets and be on your edge pretty much all the way through . Hard to get on the mat for a practice like that.
Tuesday was my day off and it took me till around 12.00 before I finally got myself together and forced myself to practice,. Yesterday I was half asleep and only remembered I was going to do 2nd half way through standing. This morning was hardest of all. In the end I forced myself not to think about it and just get on the mat for standing and by the time I finished that I hoped I would be more up for 2nd.
As it turned out, and is so often the way, it ended up being a great practice. I managed to come up really nicely in Laghu, and drop back, oh so slowly, in Kapo. My Bakasana was perhaps my best ever, and here's the 'and yet' re the 108 sun salutations. It might have made me feel like I was walking around with footballer thighs, but my arms and shoulders felt much stronger and it's really helped my Bakasana. I managed to go back on my own as far as touching my head on the floor in Supta Vajrasana AND come all the way back up again without letting go of my toes and oh so nearly made Supta Urdhava Pada Vajrasana without dropping my toe ( see video).
So Note to self: Some of those mornings you really don't want to get on the mat may well turn out to be the best practice of the week.