Today, last night’s pounding headache continues. It hurts so bad my eyes hurt, my sinuses hurt, and all my regular remedies aren’t working. I know my headache triggers, and it was yesterday afternoon’s sharp increase in blood pressure that triggered it. I likely will have to wait it out.
Because of the amount of medication I have taken for said headache, I had a lot of concentration today in class #13. My postures were strong and I worked to deepen my flexibility. My balance wasn’t too bad today either.
My standing bow was pretty good, my floor bow – wow! I fell right into the sweet spot. It was the first time that has ever happened!
The instructor was IM. I really like her. Like I mentioned before, she has been part of the community for awhile, but I don’t really know her. She took teacher certification last year and she has a very calm demeanor and the dialogue flows off very easily for her. I attribute a good, calm class to her.
I made it through all the postures. It was a good class. No emotions today, likely because of the headache, which I still have…
The next posture in the series is Padangustasana (Sanskrit) Toe Stand.
This is the second part of tree. The posture begins in tree, then you stretch down, place your fingers or hopefully your palms on your mat, bend your knee, and sit down. It’s tricky and requires a lot of balance. My left leg is not as flexible as my right, so I only complete the posture on my right leg, I just stretch down on my left.
It’s a tough posture for many. Many simply repeat tree – and there is nothing wrong with that!
Toe Stand builds strength in the knees and is therapeutic for rheumatism of the knees, ankles, and feet. Additionally it also opens up the knee and hip joints, and helps cure hemorrhoid problems.
It requires and develops mental strength.
I think a tough one to do preoperly at home, but practice at home will certainly help in class!