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Utada Sensei asked me, "did you have a lot of coffee this morning?" I smiled and said, some, but the yoga is really helping a lot. And it is. My body feels better than it has in a long while, which is kind of funny, since I really stink at yoga. In spite of that, making the effort has produced great results! Less pain during and after training, greater ability to do the movements without undue stress on the body, able to go slow, medium and fast with similar results, better able to take strong ukemi...I don't think I could have found anything better to yield results from something I do formally once a week for an hour. Now I have to really try to start doing what little I have learned for about 15 minutes to half an hour every day, along with basic movements.
Shihonage is the basic techinique this month. Wednesday was great, Saturday even better.