Damn good practice today. I did a lot of binding and twisting. Bound side angle and bound triangle are a couple of my favorites. They're wonderful for actively opening the hips, hamstrings, and shoulders. I also did a couple of pigeon variations (king pigeon still eludes me), and hanumanasana to open up the hips some more. My hips were actually pretty open to begin with, which surprised me a little after yesterday's practice, which did not include any deep hip openers. I tried jumping into bakasana a couple more times today. Close, but no cigar. I finished up with a bridge, two urdhva dhanurasana (second one on the toes), seated forward bend, headstand (getting better!), child's pose, and a 5-minute savasana. I would have liked to stay in savasana longer, but these days I get too cold to really relax once my heart rate slows down.
I'm off to work soon. Duty calls: The people must have their late night coffee and pancakes! I'm sure it'll be a wild and crazy time, with all the festivities going on this evening. Be safe tonight everyone, and have damn good New Year!