Day 90 – $%*&ing Headache

Bow Pose or Dhanurasana

Bow Pose or Dhanurasana

Today was a 90 minute class and I always get worried about those because for some reason – it doesn’t matter what I ate or drank the night before or even if I had a few beers or not, I always get a headache in the 90 minute classes which then stays with me all day long.  LOVELY.

So I was in Rabbit pose when I got my headache – and it usually creeps in right about then.  I have a major writing deadline on the 15th – so to have a headache is not a fun thing to deal with.

Today’s pose is Bow Pose or Dhanurasana.  This one is still hurting me because of my knee.  I have decided to push my knees a little bit more as I am sick of them hurting and not being able to get in the postures – now that I know it is just a bruise type of a situation and I haven’t pulled anything, then I don’t see why I shouldn’t push it a bit.  Especially because if I take an anti-inflamatory, my stomach hurts so bad that I am rolling around on the ground.  So I guess it is time to let Mother Nature take it’s course and get my knees right!  The photo below makes me want to break out in song, “I like big butts and I cannot lie…”

Bow Pose or Dhanurasana

Bow Pose or Dhanurasana

Maria was today’s instructor and she said something that sorta stuck with me through class but that I have been thinking about the rest of the day.  We were in camel pose and she mentioned how camel is difficult for a lot of folks because it makes our chests be exposed and totally open.  And when our chests are exposed and totally open, we might be vulnerable to our emotions that we have kept in check.  And if you think about it, when you are sad or crying, you are usually hunched over – not with a big open chest, ready to face the world.  It was something interesting to ponder and I wonder if how you hold yourself physically on a daily basis had any merit to how you wear your emotions.

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