Yesterday only Dana came over for our Friday practice. We had done practice for study last week, where we were both trying to figure out why we can’t get our sitting bones to our heels in Adho Mukha Virasana (downward facing hero). We still weren’t able to do so after the practice, but it was a very enjoyable session. (I’ve written before about practice for study.)
So this week we decided to work on practice for study for Garudasana (eagle). Neither of us can get our foot wrapped around the standing leg. I was not feeling well – fighting off a cold and dealing with an upset stomach – so I didn’t want to do anything too strenuous. As it turned out, we designed a practice for study for Garudasana, using a big pile of yoga and anatomy books, and didn’t DO any of it. At the end we did Kapotanasana (pigeon), lunge, Supta Virasana (reclining hero), and Savasana (corpse).
Next week we’ll actually do the practice. But the studying part was really fun, interesting, and satisfying.