Primary Saturday: Syncopation and The Rain
Add to that a touch of recklessness and a big ol' schmear of insomnia and you'll understand that practice was necessarily whittled down to the essential.
No regrets. But two weeks of debauchery bookeneded by a pair of 20-hour drives has taken its toll. The dog and I returned to Austin Thursday. Jet lagged from the drive (is that even possible?), I failed to summon the energy Friday to do more than a minimal practice (10 Surya and the final 3), so did my full Primary today. It was quite a shock.
I felt comically out of sync. No jump backs. Jump throughs were hit or miss. No binding in Marichyasana D. I've had a tension headache since we hit the road on Wednesday, somehow related to the muscle pull I inflicted upon myself shortly after my arrival in the Midwest. The whole right neck/upper back/shoulder area is afflicted, but I'm surprised the headache hasn't faded yet, especially now that I've had a chance to sleep and do my practice. I am still using the arnica cream, which does seem to have some effect on my range of motion without discomfort but, overall, I am not impressed with its performance.
The day is grey and rainy here which makes it especially hard to get moving. Almost failed to drag myself away from my favorite chair and a good book, but I'm glad I practiced. Intermediate will be interesting tomorrow.