So long, farewell

auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye!

Oh, but not for too long, dear internetgis and ginis.

Tomorrow morning I leave (at a terribly early hour) from O'Hare, landing late afternoon in San Jose, Costa Rica. Highs in the 80s, lows in the 70s (Fahrenheit). I'm not bringing a computer and don't plan on seeking one out, so, in the meantime, there won't be posts for the next three weeks. I'll get the word out when I'm back and posting every day. If you need a fix, I pretty recently hit 100 posts, so there's a bunch of stuff to work with.

For now, here's the last post for awhile.

So long, farewell

  1. Samasthiti (Equal Standing)
  2. Exhale turning to your left, stepping into Kaliasana (Goddess Stance)
  3. Inhale, turning to the back of the mat, returning to Samasthiti
  4. Exhale, again turning to left, stepping into Kaliasana
  5. Inhale, turning to the front of the mat, returning to Samasthiti
  6. Repeat this cycle, moving to the right
  7. Repeat this cycle four more times, twice in each direction
  8. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog). Use this pose as a warm-up, pedalling heels, turning hips, etc
  9. Adho Mukha Svanasana
  10. Turning feet slightly outward (pigeon-toed), bend knees, trying to bring your sitting bones to your heels
  11. Exhale, move forward into Plank with "Ha!" breath
  12. Inhale, return to step 10
  13. Move between steps 10 and 11 until warm
  14. Adho Mukha Svanasana
  15. Low lunge
  16. Skandasana (Side Lunge) Note: in some variations, Skandasana is a very different pose, a standing forward fold, wherein one leg somehow makes it behind the head
  17. Try to stretch both arms towards or touching straight leg (only one will actually make it) for a side stretch
  18. Low lunge
  19. Either walk to switch forward foot in lunge, or jump step
  20. Repeat steps 16-18 on other side
  21. Adho Mukha Svanasana
  22. Repeat steps 10 and 11
  23. Marjaryasana (Cat pose)
  24. Move between cat and cow in table
  25. Uddiyana Kriya in Marjaryasana. Engage the Uddiyana Bandha while holding exhale, inhale to release core
  26. Repeat 3x
  27. Adho Mukha Svanasana
  28. Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II)
  29. "Flying Warrior Arms:" Inhale arms outstretched, exhale hands in prayer position in front of heart center, repeat for 5-10 breaths
  30. Vinyasa to Adho Mukha Svanasana
  31. Repeat steps 28 and 29 on other side
  32. Vinyasa to seated
  33. Ardha Padma Paschimottanasana (Half Lotus Seated Forward Fold)
  34. Vinyasa to repeat on other side
  35. Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Fold)
  36. Optional Vinyasa
  37. Purvottanasana (Reverse Plank Pose)
  38. Optional Vinyasa
  39. Baddha Konasana (Bound Angle Pose)
  40. Taking hands behind sitting bones, opening chest in Bound Angle
  41. Seated twists in Bound Angle, to both directions
  42. Savasana

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