|for Sissy A full moon in Greece. (Photo: Associated Press)|
Feeling a lot better this morning, still a twinge there, enough for me to tell Boodiba in a comment early this morning that I'd probably practice the same modified 2nd series from yesterday rather than Friday Primary.
Strangely it felt worse after rolling around on the tennis ball, as if the ball had woken up the painful area.
Five minute Vinyasa Krama subroutine then on into the Sury's. if you saw my modified version from yesterday you'll see it took me five breaths to get the beginning of a forward bend. This morning I was pretty much straight down. Still backed off a little for the first few but all fine by the fifth such that I made a video at an attempt at a floaty one. Not quite there but coming back and didn't want to mess around taking another video to try and get it budokan.
Sound from the camera is a bit Pauline Oliveros Rachel, no?
Standing was fine, proper twists in the triangle pose.
Standing went so well that I thought I might as well explore primary rather than the modified 2nd, hey it's Friday.
And it was fine, felt a little painful as soon as I sat in dandasana, there's kind of a compressed sensation, I'm going to throw illiac crest out there mainly because I like saying illiac crest
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Was still unsure about deep forward bends but did all four of the paschimottanasana variations, OK as long as I stretched right out of my pelvis nicely, going to say it again, ILLIAC CREST? Is it pressing against something when I'm sitting, digging into the QL (quadratus lumborum) perhaps.
And so it went on, nicely through the Janu's, was worried about the marichi's as I suspected the problem might have started with the deep mari D on Monday, backed off, just a finger tip bind and it was fine.
Kind of hoped I might feel something in navasana which could give me the excuse never to do another navasana again but no, fine.
Decided to call it quits there and move on to finishing which was by the book, no problems, nice backbends but decided against dropping back and coming up, no need to be silly.
And at last after a week of pranayama on a bolster a decent seated pranayama and meditation practice.
So all's well, thank you for the concern and get better soon's
Always tended to practice on Saturdays and Moon days but going to take the advice of a friend and take Saturday off, walk in the park or go out for coffee, and Sunday is Supermoon, so why not take that off too like the good Ashtangi I'm becoming and rest up for a couple of days.
See I do listen.....sometimes.
This is very interesting, still don''t really understand trigger points ( although I was taught about it somewhat by the guy taking the Anatomy course on Ramaswami's TT ) but the identification of the area of pain is spot on in this article.
Lower back pain came back, same pain, same place (the blue area in the picture above). Took Saturday off practice, sunday was a light Vinyasa Krama Inversion (headstand) practice, Monday was a standard primary but backing off on the deep forward bends a little as well as the twists. felt OK afterwards, perhaps a hint of where I'd felt the pain before but comfortable enough. The pain came back lunchtime after walking through town, uncomfortable all day but really painful after cycling home, rough night (Sigh). Did I say closure, spoke too soon.