It is late in the evening, about midnight (soccer time at the moment, but we use to go to bed late all the time). I ask my boyfriend: "When do you have to get up tomorrow? I just set the alarm clock." He: "At 6 o'clock. I have to get up that early." Me:"But you will never get up at six o'clock." He:"I have to get up at 6 o'clock." OK, I set the alarm clock for 6 o'clock.
Next morning, when the alarm clock wakes us up, my boyfriend resets it at 7 a.m., then at 8 a.m.. At 8:30 it is me who asks him:"Would you mind if I go to the bathroom first?" He wants to sleep, so it is me who is at first under the shower. Afterwards I prepare 2 cups of coffee for us so that we can get the feeling that we woke up. Suddenly my boyfriend gets busy. Soon his morning routine is done and then I use to say to him: "Sit down for your cup of coffee. You have this time." Then we sit down and enjoy a few minutes sipping our cup of black coffee.
Then it is already after 9 a.m and I get busy, too.
My practice was at 4 p.m. It was supposed to be my morning practice. I sweated. It's summer time here and very warm. I did the first series. My left leg still hurts and this makes me crazy. I have the feeling that I do not progress at the moment, I'm on a plateau. But this is OK as long as I keep practicing. I could enjoy many of the asanas.
I added an exercise. Just before urdhva dhanurasana, I stood up and bent my body back. Behind me is a mirror. I tried to bend back till I could see my face. This should be a motivation. I hope that this exercise will improve the backbending of the first series.