As with Primary, no harm done despite the long lay off. Was still able to bind Pasasana at the wrist with flat feet, thought I might struggle with that, especially as I was so sweaty, but it was fine. Krounchasana was still lame, no change there. Backbends were better but that was expected after all the back bend work from a couple of weeks ago. Supta V was a really nice tight bind, felt very erect and no problem going up a and down. The bandha work in VK perhaps? Balance and timing were off in Bakasana and I had to check sweeney about the order of the twists. No problem with the LBH's, again, deeper than usual. Is that VK or just the evening practice? Titti B was the treat, legs much straighter, wish I'd taken a picture, felt like I was through a long way.
Karanda, straight up and down, more control coming down, again all the uddiyana bandha work I do in VK no doubt. Coordination was slightly off but still managed to get back up. Mayurasana was Ok but by then I was really slippery and couldn't hold it long, think it was a balance issue rather than strength. Everything else was fine too. Intermediate jump throughs into poses were OK and the headstands were nicely grounded, but then I'd had that week of inversions.
So nice practice, still feel fit and strong enough, don't seem to have lost any of that despite hardly any jump backs etc in VK and the slower pace. The extra handstand ploy in the Sury's seems to be working. All round flexibility seems to have improved and that's helped the Ashtanga but god did I sweat, I checked, weighing myself before and after, I lost 2kilo.
Not as much fun as Primary but enjoyed it. Think I will practice Ashtanga two or three times a week in the evenings, perhaps two primary and an intermediate or 3rd. I do like the sweating and it's fun. As I said yesterday, knowing I have that 'fitness' practice in the evening I'll be happier about cutting down the asana in the mornings in my main VK practice to spend longer on Pranayama and meditation.