OKAY! I went. I was feeling un-awesome physically and emotionally, but I went.
I was super careful and deliberate with my movements tonight, and I think I may have sufficiently protected my back. I still have the smallest amount of discomfort, the same that’s continued over the last couple weeks, but I’m not *more* sore than I was.
Basically I just avoided bending or compressing towards the right side, and I think it really helped. I was able to get in the room, get some work done, and take care of my body.
All that being said, I did cry during a few poses. Working out some some of those personal demons. Working out some of the anger at my own body.
Now I’m sitting with an appropriate amount of post-yoga stiffness. Looking forward to getting back in there tomorrow and working it out with Joanne.