JFC, I am in a world of hurt. Day 3 of Mini-Challenge has kicked my ass. My hips are still made of concrete and now my lower back is pissed in a very major way.
Class was still good! Briana was teaching so it was a stellar class energy-wise. Before class I took some of her time (and Gerdette’s) to ask about positioning my body for Standing Head to Knee. I can’t figure out how to describe it without posting a picture so I’m just going to say that I grabbed my actual foot and kicked out for the first time today (instead of using a towel). It looked pretty terrible, but still: YAY!
The only downside is that it seems I’m using a completely underdeveloped set of muscles now that I’m deeper into the forward bend, and so I tweaked my lower back in a major way. Basically I spent the rest of the class wincing and inhaling sharply from the pain. It was awful. I pretty much skipped a lot of the class after that due to the sharpness of the pain. I couldn’t even do Wind Removing Pose!!! I admit, I’m a little nervous about how tomorrow’s class will go.
Now I’m on the other side of a nice epsom salt soak and I’m feeling a little bit better. I know that by this time next week my body will be feeling better, I just wish I could fast forward.