Transparency is my aim. So I herewith admit to you that I was too tired to write a blog post yesterday. Sigh. Dog tired. Could it have been a reaction to having a week of guests staying at our country home? Including a 13 yr. old boy.
Don’t get me wrong. We were hosting seasoned travellers who never wear out their welcome by being inappropriate or un-housetrained. The whole family is delightful and fun. (Well, the adolescent could use some coaching in domestic routines, but he more than made himself welcome by mowing our lawns and chopping firewood.)
You know how it is. Even with the most well-meaning guests, they don’t know where anything is. They need showing around the sights. And, there might be some overeating or other indulgences occurring. Routine busting from the go.
Fortunately, I bounced back today. My yoga routine for fatigue is a lifesaver. Maybe I should call it the Visitors Recovery Program. Especially handy at the moment, as a new crop of friends will be heading to the Mitchells Island “Hilton” this weekend.
If you missed the fatigue practice that I published on this blog a while back, here it is again:
Supta Baddha Konasana, propped with bolster and blanket, 5 min.
Paschimottanasana, head resting on bolster or chair, 2 min.
Janu Sirsasana, head resting as above, 2 min. each side
Bharadavajasana, 1 min. each side
Adho Mukha Svanasana, head supported on blanket or bolster, 2 min.
Uttanasana, head resting on chair, 2 min.
Sirsasana, 3 to 5 min.
Viparita Dandasana, supported on chair, head on bolster, feet to wall, 1 to 3 min.
Sarvangasana, supported on chair, shoulders on bolster, 5 min.
Halasana, legs on bolster, on chair, 5 min.
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, supported on bolsters, 5 min.
Viparita Karani Cycle (legs straight up, legs in splits, baddha konasana, cross-leg), bolster and blanket at wall, 3 min. each var.