For me, the best part of waiting for the gift is asking Hana what she thinks it might be. "An elephant?" she guessed. "A macaroni bowl without macaroni?"
Nothing else gives me such a sense of how astonishing desire is. Desire gives equal weight to things of radically different worth. Hana cycled through the possibilities at every meal. "A piece of glass?" "Crayons?" "A cloud?"
Desire erases boundaries by easing through them. Desire is wonder in motion. Desire finds that reality's border is loosely guarded; someone-"reason's viceroy"-is always asleep at his post. My 3-year-old girl knows already what many poets would do well to learn: desire pushes through the limit of what is possible; it does not recognize it and retreat.
My practice (with Bjork's Post cd):
start in tadasana
very slow dive forward waiting until the last second to round my back
- cat tuck/cow tilt
round to plank
uncurl into side plank following full course of the cow tilt into a drop back
- drop to dolphin
- walk toes forward for sirsana (headstand)
- attempt kira's transition rocking from sirsana prep back to crow
roll forward padha hastasana
after feeling quite energetic at the beginning i started to get disinterested and couldn't continue with my PLAN for an active practice. wondered what was wrong with me but decided to try a yin pose to while i wrote down what i'd been doing
Frog ---yin turned out to be just what i needed, this pose always feels detoxifying and slowing down allowed me to notice i was tired
hip circles with hands planted and cobra
hanumanasa (splits) attempt each side
supine badakonasana (butterfly)