Day 121 – F’in Headache

half tortoise pose or Ardha-Kurmasana

half tortoise pose or Ardha-Kurmasana 8/10/10

I hate headaches. Hate them!  I also hate the cold. If I could have it my way I would live in weather that never got below 30 degrees.

I woke up yesterday morning to go to the 6am yoga class and my cramps were so bad, I decided to sleep more and go at 9am.

My cramps are really bad before my period starts and only happen about once a quarter. It’s not fun – but I’ve read that if you exercise through it all the better.

So I got up at 7:45am and headed to yoga at 8:30am.

People in the 9am class are much more talkative prior to class starting which much be because there seems to be a lot of regulars (and lots of men yesterday).

half tortoise pose or Ardha-Kurmasana 8/10/10

half tortoise pose or Ardha-Kurmasana 8/10/10

There were 23 people in class with me today but I got a spot up front so wasn’t completely aware of all the folks behind me – just the way I like it.

Today’s posture is half tortoise pose or Ardha-Kurmasana. Not much to say on that other than I think that it’ll be a miracle if I can ever do this posture with my butt touching my heals.

After class was over I didn’t have cramps – but they did come back later. I did though have a horrible, horrible headache the rest of the day and that always happens when I go to the 90 minute class. Drives me crazy. That’s why I’m skipping class today – as there’s no 60 minute available.

I’ll go tomorrow morning hopefully.

Any insight on why I get headaches for the rest of the day after 90 minute classes?


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3 Responses to “Day 121 – F’in Headache”

  1. Marjorie M. says:

    Dec. 7th 2010
    Just one word for the headaches.. Hydration?
    Hope this helps!
    Hope you are pain free now..

  2. Nicholas says:

    Did you ever get to the bottom or why you got a headache when doing the half tortoise? I can see where Marjorie M was coming from. However, I am finding I often get a headache when doing the half tortoise – and when I do, I’m definitely not dehydrated. The strange thing is that I don’t get a problem with any other poses!

    I appreciate this is nearly seven years on from when you wrote your blog. However, some feedback would be really helpful. Thank you.


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