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Day 23 – Paying The Price

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

That’s right, when I said that the “Pop, Pop, Pop” from yesterday was going to be okay, I was WRONG.

Today was such a buzz kill.  I was really excited about being more flexible yesterday and then today I couldn’t get into some of the Bikram yoga poses that I had actually started to get a little good at!  I cannot tell you how upset I was. 

Cobra Pose - Front On

Cobra Pose - Front On

So today’s photo should be of a sit-up, but I never had Bill take a photo of me doing that, so we’ll skip to the Cobra pose (Bhujangasana).

Cobra requires that you have your legs flat on the ground and your hands are at about nipple height.  You are to lift your chest off the ground without using your hands.  You might notice that my hands are not strained because I am not using them.  This is a great pose for your lower back and one of the easy beginner yoga poses.

So other than the nice chat I had with Maria (instructor) after class and the good laugh I got from the girl next to me ripping ass and pretending like she didn’t know where it came from, today’s class sorta sucked.

Maria did give me some pointers on how to get the muscle back on track – like doing inversion postures – like standing on my head to get the blood flow out of there and then rush it back in.  I figure I have nothing to lose, so I will give it a-go.

Day 22 – Pop, Pop, Pop

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose

Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose

I was in this position (Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose) today and I hear a “Pop, Pop, Pop”.  It totally freaked me out.  And no, it was not just my joints popping.  It was a MUSCLE.  That has never ever happened to me.  Scared the shit out of me.

So I am not sure what I did, but I took it easy on that muscle for the rest of class.  The pop, pop, pop came from the area that attaches your leg to your bum. 

It is still sore and I really hope it is okay.

I think one of the reasons that it popped is because I ended up going to the 9:00am class today, as I just couldn’t do it at 6:30am this morning.  I didn’t have the energy.  When I feel like I am going to be burning out my adrenal glands, I need to back off, as I fear reoccurance with my thyroid disease…

It is funny about the 9am class is that it is mostly female, whereas the 6:30am is mostly male.  I suppose more women are home during the day and can make a 9am class. 

I did enjoy class at this later time because I felt more flexible and skinnier.  Go figure.  That could have to do with the fact that last week I was on the rag and this week, I am not, so I don’t have that overwhelming bloating.  But, feeling more flexible could have been the reason why I had the pop-pop-pop thing happen.

Wind Removing Pose

Wind Removing Pose

Today’s photo is another step in the Wind Removing Pose of the Bikram yoga postures. 

The idea on this one is to have the back of my neck flat to the ground and my heels should be on my bum!  I’ve got a ways to go with this one.

Tomorrow is Wednesday – cannot believe the week is almost half over and am looking forward to a shorter class!