53 backbends

why 53 backbends?

yoga can be quite magical

but the way to create magic

(as any scientist will tell you)

is through

practical

and

repeatable

measures.

:::

every year

for the past eight years

I map a plan

to 

drop back my age in years

on my birthday.

this is certainly a bit ridiculous.

especially because this year it is 53 drop backs.

I don't think someone else needs to do 53 backbends.

lordy no.

BUT

I do think it is quite useful

to work with practical and repeatable measures

so that when the magic happens

you have a map of what you did

so you can do it again.