I have various limitations, some permanent, like my iron banded hamstrings, and some temporary, like the foot surgery I had in November and the digestive weirdness I’m experiencing lately. However, I’m quite intent on doing whatever practice I can, no matter what. Right now I’m doing almost entirely seated poses, because my doctor told me not to do standing poses until the bones have been completely healed in my foot. This is good. If I do my poses very slowly I can do a lovely long practice without ever standing up.
These are the poses I’m doing often, if not all every day.
- Sukhasana (with Invocation to Patanjali, very quietly because my son is asleep and my husband might laugh at me)
- Adho Mukha Sukhasana very very slowly
- Baddha Gulyasana
- Gomukhasana arms
- Arm work again
- Trianga Mukhikapada Paschimottanasana
- Upavista Konasana—My very hardest pose, so I try to do it several times, holding as long as I can keep from falling over backwards.
- Baddha Konasana
- Some kinda seated twist depending on how my foot feels
- Parighasana, which I think is strictly speaking a standing pose, but I can do it and it’s excellent for the adductors.
- Supta Padangusthasana
- Urdhva Prasarita Padasana