Day 23 – Geetaji Backbends

23 Jan

1980-01-06 05.44.15Yes once again expecting Guruji / Abijata combo and in came Geetatji, thankfully in better form today. Some wonderful Geeta instructions: In Sarvangasana it should be like flying, never sink down heavy, the cervical the dorsal has to lift up, FLY! and in Savasana imagine there is a staircase going down the throat and the tongue has to descend down those stairs.
We did a bankbend sequence (AMS / UTT sequence, Sirsasana, AM Vrksasana, Standing Back Arch x 5 interlock the fingers to roll back the shoulders and swing your arms inbetween your legs, ustrasana – divide the knee, the bottom half belongs to the shin, the top half has to lift up with the thigh same interlocking and swinging, Urdhva Dhanusrasana, Dhanurasana, Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana, Rajkapotasana prep (bhujangasana arms, dhanurasana legs), supta swasktikasana, chatushpadasana, sarvangasana).
Geeta has the same ability as Guruji to make you work harder than you ever thought possible (though not as constantly), in Sarvangasana she had us bending the legs into virasana and pounding the pelvis and thighs forward, so much we had to push there was groaning and almost gutteral moaning – in response to which she said “That sound, yes that is it, that is the movement”.1980-01-06 06.43.06

We spent the evening shopping, shopping, shopping on the MG Road, note to self – DO NOT BUY ANY MORE PRESENTS FOR JOSIE. We had fun and both enjoyed not being with partner who is (and I quote) “Glazing over” at the first shop.

Geetaji Sequence: day-23-geetaji-backbends

For Josie

For Josie

Josie

Josie

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3 Responses to “Day 23 – Geetaji Backbends”

  1. milly January 23, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

    You can buy presents for me though 😉 xxxxxx miss you mummy

  2. Louisg January 23, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    The first three paragraphs were good but I started glazing over at the start of the fourth. What did it say?

  3. flowerscat January 23, 2013 at 10:40 pm #

    The dress looks lovely. Do you enjoy the art of bargaining? A lot of shops in Mumbai will now only sell ‘fixed price’ clothes.

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