This morning I was again a bit earlier on the mat than yesterday and the day before yesterday. At 7am I started with the sun salutations. I’m not sure if this has been a good idea. In the morning my back is often not yet stabilized, means it hurts.
Yet first I had to go through blood circulation issues. When I moved out of the standing asanas with head close to the floor I got dizzy. I had to pause. I understand now why it makes sense to come out of poses. Perhaps I hanged forward too long.
Next issue: It must have been difficult to perform the counter poses. A tiniest wrong movement must have happened. Pain became unbearable. I didn’t know anymore how to get into a standing position. I fell back on the mat. I had to attempt to stand up again. Finally I was upright. I walked consciously around. Pain was gone almost immediately.
The lower back on the right side must be so unstable that a tiny wrong movement can spoil everything. Nerves must get pinched. Perhaps an evening session could be good….
I walked around, made many rounds, happy that this was possible. Ustrasana was my last asana today.
I took a shower. This is usually relieving as well. Then I went to bed with ‘The tree of yoga’ by B.K.S. Iyengar.
This back pain exhausts me.
Tomorrow primary……….l’ll explore what will be possible.
Picture: This is an asana that I’ll integrate in my practice. It feels good as a preparation for kapotasana. It stretches the upper body.