I worked out I can still keep an Ashtanga framework. I've been adding the seated Sequence to Primary and the Bow Sequence to Intermediate. Now I plan to take that a little further and do a straight Primary with most of Lotus sequence, Intermediate with Inverted and either Primary or Intermediate with the Supine sequence.
Asymmetric Sequence was the tricky one as It's a long sequence. I did it this morning, Standard Ashtanga Standing then straight into the Sequence, but rather than doing all one side then the other I alternated legs after each subroutine. I threw in a jump back and jump through at the change of legs and of routines, not as many as in Primary but still ten or twelve. I'm making all the jump throughs straight legged, still clumsy but getting the hang of it. The uncrossed jump back might not happen.....my arms are too short. I did the usual Ashtanga finishing and a ten minute headstand. That came out at around 90 minutes. For now familiarity with sequence is important so I only stayed three long breaths in most of the poses, saving five to ten for the key asanas.
After practice I did twenty minutes each Pranayama and Meditation. Becoming quite settled in my pranyama now and want to try and work up to 80 breaths at least once before I start the course, that's about fifty minutes. Unlikely to make a habit of that, half an hour seems plenty but on special occasions perhaps.
Oh and I'm working on the chanted Sun salutation again, one of those every morning.
What else, more work on chanting (while cycling to work with my ipod) and looking again at the Yoga sutras. Started back up with Leggett's Sankara on the yoga Sutra's, had put it down to look at Sankara's commentary on the Brahama Sutras and again at the Sankara/Heidegger book but need to get it finished.
When I was first studying Heidegger at Uni I came across reference to Sankara and the Yoga Sutra's. Seem to remember spending half a day in the library with the Legget book and wishing I had time to read it properly. Heidegger and Sankara seemed to have a lot in common. Struggling to get a grip on Heidegger's use of being I wondered if Sankara might be a way to approach that question from a completely different direction. Now twenty years later I'm still studying Heidegger but now I'm practicing yoga and Leggett's book has turned up again and I still think it might be useful. Funny how the wheel turns.
Fasting today, decided to do a one day fast a week and three days once a month, just exploring.
So give me a break and lay of posting pictures of food on FB