started with upavistha konasana (the therapeutic benefits were multiplied by the soothing warmth of the sand on my legs and hands!)
- chest press
- curl forward
- hip press
move aside, observe beautiful pattern in sand
down dog (with face towards the ocean of course)
tons of time in uttanasana looking at ocean and enjoying new access to hamstrings
roll to standing, turn to face ocean
on each leg:
- triangle (played with an idea from uschi's class, to rotate top hip forward--it feels twistier that way)
- utthita parsvakonasana (extended side angle pose) with bind
- crescent lunge
vinyasa to finish salute
on each side, standing forward fold with ankle on knee (to get hip stretch)
- attempt arm-balance (name?)
- stand and evolve to padangustana
tadasana, turn to face inland and attempt to drop back to urdva dhanurasana (upward facing bow) but to no avail. too scared? self-conscious about falling in public?
malasana to ease low-back
short childs with forehead hovering over sand (got a little surprised by a wave here)
casual prasarita padattonasana (wide-legged forward fold) in the water to wash limbs.
savasana-ish experience at the park in the roots of the 136 year old tree.