Summer is here. The kids are out of school making work a little shorter day and a lot less busy equating to less stress. Time to set the yearly summer goals.
In the past I’ve had goals such as “move” “paint the kitchen” ” get a dog” and the like. This year there are two – get the closet cleaned out and successfully hold the Buddhist Supta Pose for at least thirty full seconds.
This one came from yoga last night. I was doing a nice stretching routine and feeling pretty good. Until this pose. Holy cow – I just could not hold it for more than five or seven seconds. What is this crazy pose you might ask? (or not but I’ll tell you anyway) You stand with your legs wide – maybe a little more than shoulder width apart but not trying to do a split. Turn your feet out and bring your hands in front of your chest as in prayer and – with your back straight – bend your knees until you are in a squatting/sitting position. Now hold. It doesn’t sound all that bad. At first it was even a nice stretch. After this, it just hurt. So the goal for the summer is to be able to hold that position for the full thirty seconds. If I can hold it for the full thirty seconds without it hurting – bonus points.
On a side note, I’m adding this entry via the iPad, hence no photos. If I can figure out how to get pictures from a regular camera to the iPad I may be able to post pictures and updates from England when we go.
Enjoy the weekend!