I think I mentioned that Tuesday I broke my Camera, I'd just recorded the Gandha B on the left, noticed that I'd gotten pretty deep and was tempted to try and take my feet to the floor next time around. While setting up the camera it fell, landed on the lens, and that was that. I took it as a bad omen so gave the 2nd Gandha a miss. Most of the videos and photo's on this and my Vinyasa Krama sister blog where taken on that camera, it's worked hard, I'm a little sad about it.
RIP Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX500 and thank-you.
The best thing about that camera was the wide angled lens that allowed me to shoot indoors in a tiny yoga room. The replacement will probably be another Panasonic but one that allows me to record for longer, a whole sequence/practice perhaps.
While thinking about which new camera to get I took the plunge and grabbed a new Samsung Galaxy S from Talk Mobile ( 18 quid, unlimited Internet. Bargain). Love this phone, Apple who? Couldn't wait to try out the camera, so this is without any warm up, thus the lackadaisical lotus but you get the idea.
I'm used to a wider angled lens so going to try one of those stick on 'Jelly wide lenses' from ebay. It should arrive in a couple of days and I'll add a comparison video when it does.
That's the broken camera and new phone, what about the screwdriver?
So at work this morning, while trying to take out a rusted in screw on an old clarinet I buried a long, thin screwdriver in my hand ( bet your feeling your mulla bandha about now). Quite dramatic, when I pulled it out a jet of very dark blood shot about a foot out of my hand, never seen anything like it ( hope nobody is having breakfast). Trip to the hospital but it's fine best of all I got to come home and play with my new phone.
First thing that went through my hand as Comrade Ivan was bandaging me up at work was, 'I won't be able to practice', *2nd thought was, 'That's OK lot's of pranayama and chanting'. By the time I got to hospital I was working out how I could construct a one-handed Vinyasa Krama practice.
Nonsense how we live our lives around this thing we do, most anything that happens, it's like, OK, what impact will this have on my practice.
* I say first and second thought but there may well have been a "May you be happy, screwdriver, may you be well rusted screw.....".
So one-handed practice, suggestions on a postcard to.....