My back is angry again, and it’s really pissing me off. It’s my SI joint and piriformis muscle on my left side. I think it mainly stems from work. I’ve had two weeks of vigorous 12 to 13 hour days on my feet running around like a crazy person, which also means I’m unable to attend yoga regularly to keep my body happy. I’m having some real difficulty finding balance between work and yoga (and, ya know, life). I’m not sure what to do about it. I can’t just leave work when there’s still work to be done, and I’ve yet to see the Bikram class that starts at 9pm or even 5am (and I’m not even sure that I could handle that). I’m seeing my chiropractor and massage therapist, but I also think it’s time to get in to see my regular doc for a referral.
I did have a wonderful class last night accompanied with lots of Yogi friends. My back was hurting, but I made it through. At some point during Rabbit (which I always skip) I was lying in Savasana and the next thing I know it’s two poses later and the teacher is calling my name! I had this weird feeling of being rushed back into my body. Did I fall asleep? I have no idea! I thought my eyes were open, but I can’t be sure. I definitely was not in the room, which is a first for me. I mean, there have been times when I’ve BEGGED my mind to leave the room with no luck whatsoever. It was weird.
I skipped yoga today but I’m planning on hitting class tomorrow. I’m starting to think seriously about doing a challenge in March, but that means I’ll have to figure out a way to get out of work on time. Right now everything feels up in the air. There are a couple gals in my studio who are ROCKING the January 30-day. I want that. I want to make a commitment to my body and my health.