I accidentally managed to do a proper Chaturanga the other day, up until now I’ve just been using my knees to keep the weight out of my still recovering arm as I lowered down, but a combination of the blue band physio and the Bandhas making a comeback are starting to give me back the little elements of control.
Cross arm and straight arm hang back backbends have woken my legs up, I had just been bouncing back up off the wall, but lately I’ve been putting down some crash landing gear just in case gravity wins and trying to hang as far as I can without actually trying to go all the way. I’ve rediscovered the little opening crack in the top of my back that gives me that deeper bend and my legs are getting used to the idea that they are supposed to keep me up.
The arm still won’t lift much and the range of motion has definitely plateaued, but it’s quite strong pushing in to the arm, Urdva Dhanurasana is getting closer, but until the ROM improves another 30 degrees I’m stuck where I am. I tried turning my hands over in PPC, **#¥***, won’t be doing that again just yet!
Practice at AYL was good, it’s becoming very consistent, just Mari D, some of the exits and Sirsasana are still beyond me, but the intermediate postures were never this good before the fracture! A brilliant Bhekasana assist after managing to get both my feet at the same time, excellent timing on Louise’s part to be behind me. At times practice feels like it’s back to normal,then something sharply brings me back down to earth. Savasana is a case in point, my arm suddenly painfully spasms after a few minutes and I have to change position or lay my arm across me until it’s time to get up.
I had to have my “Carer’s” Health check last week too, height, weight, BP, pulse, don’t smoke, don’t drink, don’t abuse any substances, well apart from Tea and croissants, questions on physical exercise, depression, medical history. They will get back to me, can’t wait, they are probably just preparing my padded cell in the ashtangi Asylum.
At least my “Just Practice” poster arrived today, loved the insert that came with it showing where all the photos were taken, just need to get it framed now.