Thursday, January 2, 2014
New Year's Day; 108 Sun Salutations
I know it wasn't THAT long ago, but I feel I need to ask; remember how in November we did 108 sun salutations over 12 days?... and how when I posted about it, I mentioned I might maybe get up and do 108 all in a row on January 1st, 2014?
I did that.
Against all odds, I somehow managed to wake up around 8:30am on New Year's Day. Everyone else was still asleep, so I changed, brushed my teeth, unrolled my mat and set up shop on the deck in the backyard.
Panda kept me company. I didn't think jumping straight into 108 Sun A's would be the smartest for me, so I warmed up with 20 half suns. For reference, here is a video I made last month. Half suns are the first variation and the second and third options are both variations on Sun A. I did a lot of hybriding, stepping sometimes, jumping sometimes, cobra sometimes, updog sometimes. ;)
As I completed the last 3 or 4 I was overcome by a sense of accomplishment. I had actually done it. I got my butt up on the first day of 2014 and I did 108 sun salutations.
It was peaceful and beautiful, and even though I was a little tired by the end, I felt pretty amazing - energized and ready to tackle 2014.