So, last September (on the 12th), I shattered my right heel. I was in a boot 'til December. I am now walking with a fair amount of tenderness. I still can't drive.
Overall, this injury sucks wind.
However, I decided to come back to yoga. It was time. The medical doctor says it's as healed as it's going to get, I'm stiff and sore and raw and I needed it.
Today I went to Hatha I with Angela.
Overall, great. My bad rib popped in, my shoulders are less tense, I have the yoga joy.
On the not-great, but not-bad? When I tried the downward dog it *totally* didn't work and I immediately went to my knees, heart racing, pure panicked. I know that with this injury pushing is only going to make everything worse. I have to listen to the pain and treat that tendon with love and joy. Angela gave me motions to do while the rest of the class was dogging-down, and I'm okay with that.
I'm tender now. I have ice on it, I'll put the brace on for the afternoon and baby the hell out of it tomorrow, but I YOGED!
Also, I love how the yoga joy is a real thing, like I can *believe* in it. I go to yoga, joy follows. It's not a fluke; it's a fact.
So, I'm going to get up Saturday and take Zelinda's gentle class and start my Saturday with joy.
Location: The Yoga Room
Class type: Hatha I