September 2009

particularly these boots :

This is what happens when I should be packing boxes…. shoe lust!

And this for Irish Anna’s birthday


Well, I’m mentally in the right place with my practice, but physically, not so much. 😦

It’s nice being back at the shala and until today I hadn’t really had to wait much. Today was only 15 minutes so not so bad.

I’m very enthusiastic about getting back into the routine at AYL, but physically things aren’t so good. My hamstring is still bugging me, it’s almost been a year now. Unfortunately my right shoulder is really painful at the moment too. One injury I can cope with, two I am finding I can’t. The shoulder has been sore since some time at TY. When I first noticed it, it was stiff at the beginning of practice, but after a few Sun Sals it would loosen up. Now it hurts whenever I extend my arm to shoulder height or above but also hurts at the end of the day at my desk using my mouse. I had ascribed it to drop backs, but I’m not sure about that now… I just want it to be better. I am having it looked at tomorrow, but suspect that I will be told that I should stop yog-ing.

Other than that, life is hectic. I move into my new flat on Monday so am currently surrounded by chaos at home as I try and pack stuff into boxes and throw junk away. I’m very positive about the move which will locate me within walking distance of everything important in my life.

And that is that!! Maybe I’ll be back here in a few weeks time 😉

Well, week one back at AYL has been OK, but I’m glad to have the moonday tomorrow, I think I need the day off.

I feel much more motivated at AYL, the room has an energy which TY doesn’t have. I don’t know if it’s because AYL is so much smaller, but there is definitely a difference.

Although I have maintained a fairly steady practice at TY, I feel that I have lost some strength, particularly in my arms (and core?), the lifts between Navasana feel harder and so does ultpluthi. I forced myself to hold for 20 (short!) breaths today, hopefully it will come back quickly enough. My flexibility seems unaffected, which is nice.

Practicing in the high heat and humidity is taking some getting used to. The increased flexibility seems to have given me quite sore hamstrings, but I’m sure that will wear off. Today I don’t think any of the windows were open, so I felt a bit stifled…

Annoyingly, after a strong adjust in Baddha Konasana yesterday, the piriformis pain is back with a vengence. I had actually got to a point where I could get get my head to the floor OK without adjustment, but I’m back to square one again now. Hopefully a couple of days rest will ease it up; I think I will request no more adjustments.

Otherwise all is good. 😀