Back in Haiti. 100% here. Not so 100% with the practice.
It turns out it's just a little bit harder to commit to a daily practice when I am teaching a couple of classes a day and have other demands on my time. My grand plan had been to practice everyday after I teach a 6:30am-7:30am class. Well that grand plan has been messed up by one thing or another almost every day.
Flexibility comes in handy. I am proud that I have practiced 4 out of the past 6 days, even if not at the planned time. It's not too shabby for someone finding my rhythm living in a developing country. I would really like to make that morning time work, and will keep trying. And of course will keep finding my mat at other times if the mornings won't work.
When I was dabbling in Ashtanga over the past year, I couldn't imagine how anyone could ever sit on their heel or turn their foot at that angle and be OK. But now just over 3 weeks of regular practice of the Primary Series postures and I am already seeing great improvements in how many of the poses feel.
This is not to say I have mastered the basic Primary Series postures. Not at all. There are still a few postures that are fully beyond me: Bhujapidasana, Supta Kurmasana, Kukkutasana, Setu Bandhasana. Now that I wrote them down, I'm somewhat surprised that there are only 4 in the category of 'not doing that one right now'.
I love the practice and I love writing about it. So tickled about the experience and watching it unfold. Thanks for letting me share!