I’ve been re-evaluating my plan of attack on my fibro. It is a new year and it only took me 24 days to get to where I was ready to actually focus on what I wanted to accomplish this year. That isn’t what this post is about though. This post is about how I messed up my back doing a remedial yoga program that is for people just like me. The DVD is called “Healing Yoga for Aches and Pains”. I’d tell you the other info, but I’m feeling lazy and tired. Google it.
The majority of the program is performed sitting in a chair, kind of like that lady on public television who does the exercises for older folks. There is a brief standing portion and then you’re on the floor. I’m pretty sure I could invite all the retired lady’s in my neighborhood over for a group workout and they’d find it easy and probably laugh at me behind my back.
There is this one stretch where you lie on your back, pull your knees toward your chest, lay your legs to one side and then turn your face the other way. I forgot to breathe while moving into the stretch and then I just went for it. In no way should I have stretched as far as the very fit and does-yoga-for-a-living lady on the DVD was stretching. The rest of the program had gone so well, I think I got cocky.
Now I have pain all down my right side of my back and I’ve tried pain cream and a bath. A special thanks to my hubby who rubbed the pain cream in for me and helpfully pressed on the huge knot and said “You’ve got a huge knot!” I knew there was a reason I married him.