Thursday, August 1, 2013
Steps along the way
Last night, I went to a friend's house for a little one-on-one yoga session. For the first time in months, I left feeling only residual pain in my hip. To say that I was surprised would be an understatement. I kept checking back in to see whether the pain, which had been nagging and aching like a toothache you can't get rid of, had come back. I was shocked when it stayed away until this morning, and then went away quickly as I went through my daily routine. An afternoon of sitting at my desk, although productive in terms of work output, made the pain flair up again. Never fear, though -- my friend gave me a handy cheat sheet of exercises to incorporate into my daily practice:
Though I don't think I was doing some of the poses correctly, I did feel mostly better after doing them this evening. Hooray. This is huge. Just huge.