First week at the new job, good for the Bank balance, but bad for my backbends and calf muscles, hopefully things will settle down. Back to evening practice as well after five months of very early mornings, late mornings and occasional afternoons. A bit of a left side back spasm on Thursday night, dropbacks have gone off, standing up attempts seem way off.
The practice before work plan has never seemed likely to happen, well not when it’s dark and cold. I have woken up, stuck a toe out from under the Duvet and quickly pulled it back and turned over.
I took Friday off practice, played instead on my backbend toys and foam roller to try to loosen up my stiff back. Saturday morning at the local Shala, it had warmed up by the time I started, so a decent practice, everything bound, 6 x UD followed by 3 dropbacks without annoying my back. I resisted piling up the Blocks to stand up.
Late train to AYL, the Shala was full by the time I arrived, but luckily a couple of people were just finishing so didn’t have to wait long. I ended up near where the Teachers and Assistants stand, so got quite a lot of help today 🙂 Supta K on my own before two goes at Garbha having head butted the wall behind me on the first go round, V telling me to relax my jaw!
Really warm in there today, my mat was drenched by the time I got to backbends. As usual it took a few UD’s to get going but after number 4 I could walk in much further. A good dropback day, 6 unassisted, then I spotted a couple of blocks, a rare sight at usually prop free AYL. Managed to get in a couple of stand ups from them before L came to do assisted ups, she has me go back on my own, exhale, walk in,3 rocks and up. On the last one she said she hadn’t done anything, I’m not so sure, but she didn’t do much.
Hopefully backbends are coming back. Nice practice in decent heat, all is coming!
Im joining the 21st century this week, I ordered a digital TV