Ah... it's Friday again (TGIF?). The end of another week. What do I have to say here? Well, my practice is... going on. I'm still working on getting that inner rotation of the thighs in backbends (for more details, see this post). It seems to be working well thus far; if nothing else, I am definitely feeling a lot less compression in the lumbar spine and more of that sweet delicious burning sensation in the thighs. Other than that, the practice is as it is; there are ups, there are downs, but the journey continues. Nothing really worth rhapsodizing too much about on this blog.
But here's something that might be worth blogging about: I'm going to get to see Kino again soon. Yesterday evening, I signed up for Kino's upcoming LA workshop at Omkar 108 on March 23rd and 24th. I spoke on the phone with Jörgen Christiansson, who was most kind and helpful in getting me registered and paid for the workshop.
So, God willing (I don't actually believe in God, but "the universe willing" just doesn't sound right), I will be in SoCal exactly two weeks from now. I plan on making this a big road trip, as this will be during my spring break, and I have a little more time to play around with. The plan (again, God willing) is to set out from Pocatello, Idaho (where I am right now) sometime around mid-day on Thursday March 21st, drive down to Salt Lake City, Utah, to meet with a friend and fellow academic who also does research in procrastination, and talk about procrastination for a couple of hours. And then stay the night in Salt Lake, get up on Friday morning and drive about 10 hours till I get to LA. God willing, I should get into LA sometime on Friday evening. And get up fresh and bright for Kino's workshop the following morning. After the workshop, I'll be in SoCal for a couple more days, visiting a couple of friends in Orange County.
Kino has also very kindly agreed to another video interview with me (if you haven't seen the previous interview which I did with her a couple of years ago, check it out here). This one will probably be on the niyamas, in continuation from the previous one, which was on the yamas. Gosh, I just estimated that if I do an interview with her on each of the eight limbs every couple of years, I will probably cover all eight limbs in about... twenty years! What a thought.
Oh, and of course, if you are also going to be at the workshop, and would like to notify me of your existence, please look out for this Asian guy with black horn-rimmed glasses (for more details on his appearance, see the interview video above). If you go over and say hi to him, he will not bite (he is not a zombie).
Anyway, I got to go play some chess now. More later.