Since Monday’s drop back abandoned practice it’s been 4 days of varying degrees of back pain. Tuesday I couldn’t stand, sit or bend without my lower back taking my breath away. By Thursday after 3 evenings of ice, heat and the Tennis ball I had some semblance of normality back. The trigger point going by the tennis ball wasn’t the site of pain in the lower back, but lower down in the SI and in to the Psoas at the front, thanks to Susan for explaining and sending some helpful info through.
So I was in two minds if to practice today, I had to be in London anyway, then I found out that Cary was covering at TY, so decided I would be in safe hands. The good thing about Saturday at TY is that you go into the studio an hour early and play around or practice, so I was able to warm up slowly and by the official start time I was quite loose and actually had a decent practice, everything bound, I was a little wary when I got to the 2nd side of Mari D, but it was fine. Supta K Cary got to me in Kurmasana stretching me further forward before binding me up in full Supta K.
Left alone to play Pasasana , after nearly a week off a bit surprised to finger touch the first side and bind the second :-)
So the test, how would my back react to backbends? Urdva Dhanurasana was a struggle , but they got better, enough to try hanging back from standing. C came over remembering Monday and assisted me dropping back, her usual game of letting go progressively earlier coming up, followed by her trademark Paschimottanasana squash.
So eight hours later I’m not in agony, just a little stiff, hopefully tomorrows usual Sunday Shala practice won’t be too much. But if it is I stil have the appointment with the Osteopath booked for Tuesday.