It has been a Week. Between crazy things happening at work and my parents coming to visit and stay with me this weekend I have been running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Wednesday and Thursday were a wash for exercise (sigh) but I managed to squeeze some yoga in this afternoon before my folks get here. Thank goodness I did! I needed to move and direct my energy in a more useful way, rather than sitting around and being anxious. I feel at least a little better now? Though I think I would feel lots better if I ran out the door and around the block a few times.
Found a couple new things today: made it allll the way into King Pigeon– foot held, arm up, back bent back! And I gave Wheel a good try today– I’m not sure I’m quite there yet; five seconds was all I could get, and it’s hard to check in with what my body is doing in such a short time. My arms get tired, especially my wrists. My wrists bother me in Side Plank too; I should check my alignment, maybe?
On the other hand, balance poses were awful– I fell out of Tree repeatedly. Focus!
For balance poses, I like to think that my repeatedly falling out of them means my body is using them to recalibrate. I need to see all the different ways I am *not* in balance to adjust that in my life.
Also, with respect to wrist issues, checking alignment is a good next step, yes. Another option (can be used in conjunction) might be to sort of “claw” your hands — effectively, activating more muscles in the hands, moving some of the stress away from the wrist joint — if you’re not doing that already.
Hm yes! I’ve been forgetting to claw my hands, thanks for reminding me. I’ll see if that helps.
I like that philosophy about balance poses. It’s such a spiral when they start to go bad– the more anxious I get about them, the more I fall out. “Relax, come back to center, breathe.”