Sunday, or Sunnóndag as the Germanic peoples would call it, I went to do the ‘Winter’ workout. During a blizzard, with the visibility at around 50 metres, I found a clearing beside the Saint Lawrence river beside which I live and found a good stone, weighing 20kilos or so.
100 one legged thrusters (50 on left leg, 50 on right leg) This took a while, but I did all of them
100 military press in sitting position
30 Burpees I would like to know the origin of these
After this, the gales were coming in with full force, and the music I was listening went into a deep bass drum slow pounding. I was staring at the supple willow branches being blown like long hair to one side from the wind.
The day after was for yoga. Holding the headstand (Sirshasana), crow/crane pose, shoulder stand (Sarvangasana), and eka pada koundiyanasa for as long as possible. Time is generally irrelevant, but with yoga it is about instilling deep consciousness into the pose. If you are in it holistically, then this is as far as you can go. The yogi who does 5 minutes in Crow pose but never surrenders to the sensations internally, does not know yoga. But if you do it 10 seconds and feel a transformation in your conscious ability to use the spirit and the breath, then you are a true Kṣhatriya.