Forty-five was curious, feet went to sleep after about fifteen but were fine after some Vinyasa Krama headstand asana. Pranayama was nice but some time after thirty my nose started getting a little blocked and I moved on to Japa mantra, thought for a moment about staying up for the full hour but I was getting too distracted after forty minutes so decided to come down. Did my shoulderstand and finishing, felt fine but now I feel quite spacey, incredibly relaxed, be nice to go back to bed.
One reason for the long headstand this morning is I'm a little out of action. I went to London Tuesday for the Gauguin exhibition and ended up slipping on the wet platform and slamming my shin into the side of the train, may BR be happy, well, peaceful and..........safe.
I could probably do my Ashtanga practice but don't want to get too sweaty, give it a chance to dry out and heal up, besides the thought of binding makes me wince.
The Gauguin exhibition was marvelous of course although one of my favourites, Daydream (pictured) wasn't in the show. Quite wonderful to be able to get up so close to the paintings as only a few of them were behind glass. Surprising how little paint he used.
Other news, I've decided to explore macrobiotics for a couple of months. Not sure why really, think I'm just so uninterested in food these days need something a little extreme or at least 'other' to get me interested again. I bought a book, Mayumi's Kitchen and started her Ten Day detox yesterday. the picture at the top of the page was yesterday's breakfast. I'm currently munching toasted pumpkin seeds. Hmmmm, not sure about it so far, all the grains are making me feel a little heavy, we'll see.
Finally, another highlight of the London trip was a a visit to the Hive Honey shop in Clapham, they have a beehive in the shop that you can see into, think I remember going there as a child. could have stood there watching them for hours. You can taste the different honey as well as some traditionally made Mead.
Here's Eddie Izzard on keeping bees
Great, I start to explore Marobiotics but end up getting an abscess under a tooth, so no chewing for me for awhile. I guess that puts the whole experiment on hold, I mean I can't chew once let alone fifty to a hundred times. God knows when I'll get too see the Dentist too so i may end up sawing my head of with a wooden spatula just in time for Halloween.
PS. I hate Halloween! Since when did it become a big deal in the UK....OK, clearly Irritable, where did I put that spatula?