Having decided to write a post on this I'm still finding it difficult.
"Do you have any aches and pains?"
"Well what kind?"
"I don't know, the usual"
"Have you seen a doctor?"
" A, Doctor? Are you kidding, wouldn't want to waste their time?"
Once spent a week doubled up in agony, getting up in the night to sit in hot or could baths but refusing to see a doctor. When I did finally go, after much nagging and threats, it turned out I had kidney stones.
How, so very, English. You may scoff over there in the US? Well, you have National Health Insurance now (kind of, dont you?), give it fifty years and you'll be the same. Wont want to be a bother.
"Well how about, alternative therapies"
"What are you crazy, pay for some treatment that's not recognized by the NHS (National Health Service), not on your nelli sir".
How even more English.
So here's my list
Troublesome knee, from old Aikido injury, right one doesn't bend as fully as the left.
Echo of an overstretched right hamstring. Don't think I pulled it completely but I've had to go easy with it for a year, almost fine now.
Right psoas pain, I think it's psoas. feel it most after the right side of Eka Pada Sirsasana, irritating.
Twinge in right Shoulder or rather just below the shoulder going down my arm. Doesn't really bother me but notice it when I raise my arms above my head so I tend to be mindful of it.
Occasional stiff neck after long headstands (20 minutes or more )
Back pain, little way above the small of my back on the right side close to the spine, from old old back injury. Aware of it through most back bends which again made me mindful and possibly overcautious for a long time. Now I do quite deep back bends and it's no different from doing a shallow UD
Sore Coccyx, comes and goes but made jumping back a pain as well Navasana.
There, I feel so much better now.
Not having a dig here at those who do write about their Aches, pains and injuries but rather at myself and English men in general with their faux stoicism and absurd resistance to 'bothering' the doctor( or is that just me?). And as for our feelings about alternate therapies that borders on contempt, what's that all about.