LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22:   A new sculpture by Anish Kapoor 'Tall Tree and the Eye' is displayed in the courtyard of The Royal Academy on September 22, 2009 in London. The Anish Kapoor exhibition runs from September 26 to December 11, 2009 at The Royal Academy. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: A new sculpture by Anish Kapoor 'Tall Tree and the Eye' is displayed in the courtyard of The Royal Academy on September 22, 2009 in London. The Anish Kapoor exhibition runs from September 26 to December 11, 2009 at The Royal Academy. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

It’s after midnight, but there’s nothing evil lurking in the dark (except that little scorpion that’s still unaccounted for). I just finished a hip-opening practice and still have Nickel Creek’s “Sweet Afton” playing in the background.

I’m a little burnt from my academic endeavors today, but I will take the time to note a couple yoga achievements. First off, I can now lean all the way forward and rest my forehead on the floor from a seated cross-legged position. This was not the case a few months ago. Also, my (admittedly large) forehead comes within 2-3 inches of my knees in a seated straight-legged forward bend.

And finally, I sat the most wonderful, peaceful, elongating, centering half-lotus at the end of my practice tonight that I didn’t want to get up. I should try an entire 15 minute practice of sitting half-lotus and see what happens. I will report back to you when I do.

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