What a horrible primary. I don’t think I’ve written that before have I? Of course I only have myself to blame, and I hope there is a lesson here somewhere for somebody. Maybe because I have the luxury of time in my hands, I’m pretty much monkey see monkey do with Ashtanga related yoga videos I see online. Yesterday I happened on one with a very nice Aussie gentleman talking about vinyasa and how it was beneficial to incorporate a little Lolasana before jumping back and he suggested a different way to place your hands for greater support than the way I usually do. A little bit elbows out and hands slightly towards center. Yes! great support during lifting but ouch when pushing back for jump back. So outer edge of left hand hurts like hell and I walked around and also slept with it with it soaked in castor oil. It feels fine this morning all the way into Utthita PB, and it starts bothering me. I’m distracted with how it hurts to clasp my hands for Prasarita C, and that’s when teacher comes for an assist. Instead of saying something, I follow, and she is trying to make me engage the front of my left leg, which cramps up and I proceed to fall almost taking her all the way down with me! The hand is usless for full vinyasa now so I do Lolasana favoring my right side, THEN, during a very half assed shot at a Mari C twist I feel a flash of pain on the right side of my lower back. All 5 Navasanas are fake, all Half bridges are half assed because I can’t even think of using my left hand, shoulder stand and the rest of closing are against the wall, and then during headstand I almost took teacher down again! But she persevered and I did my 20 breaths. Could not wait to get out of there. The amount of Barbaresco that I will consume this evening with my gluten free pasta is going to be epic. I did schedule a massage therapy session for next week. Now that my root canal is paid for a can resume body work. This appointment was going to be for a possible case of Plantar Fascilitis, but now, where do I start??