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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.