Slipping into the Unknown

My sister Heidi, from Cookie Web Consulting was visiting over the weekend and after two days work, making considerable progress on an exciting and soon to be launched project, we went out to celebrate. On the way home, I slipped and fell down the wet steps leading into Stockholms tunnelbana, landing on my lower back. It was nothing dramatic and I’m up and about, albeit a little tender but it makes you wonder about the timing of these mishaps after such a high point in my yoga practice two days previous.

I was practicing at home and for the first time ever (at home or in the studio) I put and held my head to knee in Dandayamana Janushirasana. It was a pretty inspiring moment and such a big step forward in this asana after what seems like forever. Actually I’m not sure when I started Bikram Yoga so I must contact my home studio to find out. I can imagine there will be a setback in my practice while I mend, but who really knows until I get myself back in the hot room in a few days time. While falling asleep last night, I fantasised that by chance, I had unlocked a hidden block in my lower vertebra, liberated my left hip and transformed my practice. Oh to be supple for a stiff yogi is a dream.

2 Responses to Slipping into the Unknown

  1. Ian September 24, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    That asana looks like a tough one. Checking the progress photos from the 365-day challenge, the progression from day 1 to day 365… even after a year of practice you had some way to go. Rightly stoked you must be so.

  2. Matt Jermyn September 25, 2012 at 6:07 am #

    Haha for a second I thought you were referring to me laying prone halfway down the tunnelbana stairs as being a tough asana but you meant Dandayamana Janushirasana (Standing Head to Knee Pose). Yes, it takes a perfect balance of flexibility, strength, focus, determination & willpower to perform no matter what your ability. Def’ had a long way to go back then and even now, I’m still doing things for the first time.. joy.