Friday, August 31, 2012


It has been four days, today, since I have practiced yoga. I would practice today, but alas, it is a moon day; and then, low and behold, tomorrow is a Saturday. It is with a sad regret that I think I may cut back my practice to merely the Surya Namaskara A's and B's and three closing postures until the closing of my pregnancy. Lately, I've been having back pains and with my baby sitting so low in my stomach it makes it almost uncomfortable to twist and move in certain directions. Reclining seems to be the position I sit in.

On a good note though, I have printed off a copy of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Samkhya Karika. :) I may not get to them for some time but I have them printed and available at my disposal. I was going to print of Gita As It Was but I can't find a copy that is printable. I found a readable document though so that is pulled up in my browser. Just have to find time to read it.

I'm still slowly making it through the Sutras, and I do mean slowly. I think I'm reading approximately 8 books and only 3 are for pleasure. My pleasure readings: Guruji by Guy Donahaye and Eddie Stern; Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy by Gregor Maehle; and then I still haven't finished Yoga Mala yet. I put that one on hold for a few days even though I should have finished it long ago. I actually may start back over from the beginning once I finish my classes in November.

I want to fully dedicate my time to both Maehle's book, as well as Yoga Mala so that I can take notes (better ones). I think once I have a firm grasp of my practice I will then delve deeper into my studies of the history of texts available. I've heard and read about Yoga Makaranda by Krishnamacharya so I may print that out also and add it to my ever growing pile of unread texts.

I think I should have plenty of texts to bring with me to the hospital in case I have a terribly long laboring process. Quite honestly, I'm getting nervous about it. I was so against having an epidural before but am beginning to think long and hard about actually saying "yep, I want that medication." No need being in pain if they can provide relief, right? We'll see. I'm still going to try the ol' no med way first. Maybe my breath work will help guide me along my birthing process, but if all else fails the epidural will be my back up plan. I'm just ready for my baby to be here so I don't feel like I have a ten pound sack sitting on my intestines. Not to mention the wiggling and squirming is kind of weird too. Most women actually enjoy the movement and are thrilled when their baby moves around, and I'm sure if he had more room to move I'd be ok but I am about to be 32 weeks pregnant and still look more fat than pregnant (from the front and back).

Ending of 31 Weeks
See... not much room for the little tyke to be rolling around. He's not small thing in there, I mean he is, but then again he isn't. Nevertheless, I shall wait (impatiently) for the day that he is born. 

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