Sunday, 11 June 2017
Learning how to practice with my injury - Week 2, Mark Robberds
My injury is getting worst, left sit bone, left hamstring are completely tight, can not bend forward on the left side, however the hip opening is still happening so it does not stop to practice the Marychasana D for instance but all forward fold on the left side are completely out of reach.
This morning after Trikonasana B when I noticed that I could not even reach the floor without bending my left knee I was about to cry.
Then as my practice was going on I realised that it does not stop to me to work my jump back and jump through as well the lifting up.
At one my point I decided to just let it go.
When I reached Bhujapidasana I then realised that even though I did not really control the head down on the floor I've done it without my feet touching the floor, it was such an improvement. However to come back I had to bring the feet on the floor but mostly the work was coming from my arms, so I was very happy.
I also did a beautiful Setu Bandhasana with my arms crossed at my chest without any pain at all, it was actually very easy. Urdhva Dhanurasana was really easy as well.
My drop back were also very good, I come back with my head last and mostly the work is now coming from my legs.
So what am I learning right now?
Okay I have this bad injury but it is just limiting me in some asanas during the forward fold. However I can still improve the rest of the practice and instead of having pity of myself it woke up the warrior in me.
Today I practiced in full consciousness about my limitations and explored more about the things I can actually do but that I never done it fully because I thought it was out of my reach.
It was a full 2 hour practice, taking my time but respecting all vinyasas.
Finally it all happened for a good reason ;-)
- Namaste -