Surprise, surprise, I had an excellent practice this morning. On Sundays I practice primary. The mind had a task: when I inhaled I thought: I inhale energy. When I exhaled, I thought: let go. This brought me deep into the asanas. It only can happen. Working with effort has its limits. I know now and the body knows it too, which muscles need to be engaged and which muscles need to be relaxed. To relax into a pose then, to let it happen, is it.
I did some additional asanas: hanumanasana forward and sidewards.
I practiced eka pada sirsasana after supta kurmasana, this pose improves. It's one of the poses where it is crucial to be able to relax.......
Urdhva dhanurasana: I stretched one leg after the other to the sky. Then I rocked forwards and backwards as a preparation to stand up from this pose. The hands lifted rather high, but I couldn't come up. Oh, oh, shall it happen, too.
In total my practice was a good preparation for second series tomorrow.
Yepee, I practiced....:)