This relates to yesterday's post on practicing with painkillers, more of an update really.
I've added an anonymous poll over on the right about painkillers and practice. just curious how prevalent their use is. LH refers to ladies holiday.
Woke up around half four and took the Paramol, fell asleep again and got up 5:30 for sandwich making, practice at 6am.
Painkillers should have kicked in but you wouldn't have known it, painful practice. Friday Primary so I knew I had all those forward bends to come. All this week I'd been fine by the end of the Sury's but not this morning not sure why, felt OK when I went to bed, perhaps it's the old mattress.
Thing is I know that full expression (of the postures) isn't doing me any harm, quite the opposite I feel better all day for doing the practice, the painkillers just make it easier, so I cowboy'd up and girded my loins 9 do you think that old expression refers to bandhas?) and just got on with it. Really lifting out of the pelvis Ala Vinyasa krama seems to help with the forward bends, I mean REALLY lifting out. God so so many forward bends in Primary, felt every one, Kurmasana was the scariest, nerve almost failed me but it was OK chest to floor. UDand dropbacks were a godsend. So painful up until finishing but I felt better for it throughout the day, sitting here typing this and my back feels OK, little nagging twinge perhaps over the right hip.
Tomorrow is Saturday and I'm going to take a very rare ( for me ) Saturday rest day want to see how my back feels without any practice.
All this injury talk is a bit dreary so here's ZAZ to cheer us up, thanks to Jamie for drawing this video to my attention, i have her to blame for not being able to get this out of my head all week.