Hi! How is it already Wednesday? I hope you're enjoying your week so far. We've had some nice weather in Boston, but unfortunately, we're expecting some cool, wet days for the rest of the week.
I started off my week with a 90 minute yoga class at Prana Power Yoga on Sunday. I was a tad skeptical at first since I didn't enjoy my previous and only experience with yoga. It was probably six years ago and I wasn't in the shape I am today, which I think had a lot to do with it.
Sunday's HOT class started off great. I went in with an open mind with only the expectation of sweating and getting in a good stretch. After only two moves, I got a muscle spasm in my back. Ugh. Just when I thought I was healed, this happens! I remained in child's pose for most of the class, which actually felt great to stretch and sweat. After a few minutes, I tried to join in with the class again and got another spasm. Not good! I was able to do some poses, but for the most part, I spent the class in child's pose.
I'm getting very frustrated. I took almost eight weeks off from any physical activity to make sure I was healed. I went to acupuncture, stretched, and foam rolled. I eased back into running and this is what I get? I just feel like I should give up altogether, but I know that won't do any good. On a positive note, the difference between this time and last is that I'm not nearly in as much pain. While I do have pain, it's not keeping me from sleeping, so I guess that's a good thing.
I hope one day I can move without pain or worry of a back spasm, but until then, I will likely have to include acupuncture as maintenance. On that note, I am headed off for an acupuncture session. I hope you enjoy your day!
Do any of you have an injury that continues to return no matter what you do? How do you cope?
Labels: injury, yoga