I went to turn the light on in my Kitchen last night, reaching up made me realise my arm felt like lead, aching and stiff. Its my upper arm that aches, probably from pushing up into all these backbends. Yoga has never had this cummulative effect that carries over into life in general before, after practice I’m a bit tired and expect it after 2 hours of sweating, but my arms are both stiff during the day lately. My poor right elbow is also sore, I slipped over again on the ice walking to town during my lunch break on Monday, the same elbow I crashed down on a couple of weeks ago on the black ice, the elbow is not at all happy doing Vinyasas.
Having had Sunday off for Moon day, Monday’s practice took 2 hours and was stiff and mentally taxing, the constant mental battle of “I’ll stop at Navasana”, then “after Supta K”, but eventually I made it to the end, via some fairly dire backbends, my arms seem to have lost all the strength they had gained since Kino exorted us for “just 2% more”.
Tuesday was better, all of Primary in 65 minutes, but OMG my arms felt like jelly pushing up into UD’s. Dropbacks to the floor for now and pushing back up off the Futon, I have completely lost the knack of being able to do it off my Bolster, I think I need to work my way down again. Too much thinking, too much expectation only equalls too much disappointment.