So, I decided not to do Ashtanga until I stop hurting. This morning was horrible. I woke up at 5.40, thought I could go anyway, lay in bed worrying about it for a while, then got up and booked a place in a step class at lunchtime. I keep telling myself that struggling with an injury doesn’t make me a better Ashtangi, although at the same time I am worrying about not being there. How long will I be able to make myself stay away? When will it not hurt? If it stops hurting and I go back, will it start again? If it does start again, then I may as well not have stopped. Arghhhh. Hopefully step will not be counter-productive. For some reason I am worried if I do nothing I will turn into a fat blob overnight. Yoga, it messes with your mind.

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