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Day 24 – Pain

Friday, February 5th, 2010

I didn’t write yesterday because I didn’t go to class yesterday.  On Wednesday night I fell down the last three stairs of my front stairs and nailed my hip on the edge of the stair – and now have a big welt from that. Of course, at the same time I twisted my knee a bit.  So yesterday I was in a lot of pain in my knee.  So I chose to stay home and take care of my knee with ice and meds.  And to be quite honest, I am not sure if I should have gone today.  I have taken acetaminophen and am icing my knee as I type!  I am not a fan of taking drugs, but I needed something to take down the inflammation.

Locust Pose

Locust Pose

Today’s pose is the Locust Pose.  I only have photos of me picking up either leg.  The full posture involves picking up both your legs from the ground.  However, when these photos were taken, I could not pick up both legs, so it didn’t seem worth it.  Now I sort of wish that I would have just had Bill take a photo,  so that the progression would be more dramatic.  However, this is what I have for now.  Basically, you put your hand and arms underneath you, so that your palms are facing down on the ground.  Ideally, your elbows should be touching, but of course, mine are not! Yet!

Locust Pose

Locust Pose

I was debating whether or not to go to class tomorrow, but think it better that I don’t.  In the beginning breathing poses, I could feel my knee aching, which wasn’t cool!  you don’t even bend your knee in that pose!  I hope everyone has a good weekend!  Namaste!