Practice was limited (didn't feel too bad had saved up a Rest and Moon day from last week), did manage to do a full Primary on the balcony one morning as the sun was coming up, the acropolis over my right shoulder, one of my all time favourite practices. So that's what it's like doing it outside. Managed a little Vinyasa Krama, some Pranayama but not so much, looking forward to getting my evening VK practice back on track this week.
Also found small salt lake that's supposed to be a bit of a Spa, nice buoyancy, good for pulling into a no hands lotus.
Seems they have the Red Bull cliff diving championship there and were setting up for it, the day we were there, practice dives etc.. Thankfully we missed the crowds.
Wonder if these guys do some yoga.
There's a moment ( 30 seconds into the video ) when Orlando, the guy with the broken ankle and championship leader up to that point, hops along and looks up at the cliff. That was recorded the day we were there, took them a few takes to get just the right wistful expression on his face as he looked up at the platform.
...and of course I couldn't help myself. M was most disapproving when I suggested a headstand on the Acropolis.
...and so to home practice, in my own space, looking forward to it despite the aches, pains and cramps from too much walking
Practice was hard, aching all over from walking miles and miles over the last couple of days. Interestingly all the swimming, while making my arms and shoulders ache, seems to have increased strength and I floated up to handstand in a couple of Sury's. Yes I know Sharath scoffed at this, but then Ashtanga doesn't include a full prostration in it's Sury, so excuse me if I treat the scoffing with a wry smile. I dropped the playful handstand a while back but have added a couple again since working on the tictac.
Nice to practice though, detoxing all the Saganaki and Ouzo, feel better for it.
Might keep up the swimming, couple of times a week, not so much for the handstand but just for the general all over good feeling, seems to complement Ashtanga well, anyone else find this?
I'm thinking a week of straight primary then go back to adding on 2nd up to Kapo then Karanda for a month before starting a month of Led 2nd series with the Jois Yogaworks DVD.