Well, it was bound to happen. I guess I am surprised it took this long.
I ran this morning. I wanted to do 6 as I had the time and the weather was okay… but my big left toe was killing me. I settled on 2, and only did 1.5. I limped back.
I don’t know why my foot hurt so much more today. It hurt a little bit on Friday’s six mile run. But not after. Not at yoga on Friday.
Not Saturday. Not Sunday.
But it was killing me this morning. I did not do anything yesterday extra to aggravate it, so what gives?
Was it cause I turned on the air? Was it cause it was going to rain?
Either way, it hurt so bad today I barely made it through yoga. I let IEK know I would be skipping any toe poses and possibly and one leg standing postures to let it rest. I did not realize how many postures I need the whole left foot for. Yikes!
I am afraid if the aching persists I will have to call it quits for the season. I was planning on surgery in the Fall, knowing I was lucky to have this summer for activities. But if the pain and pressure continues, I will not be able to put it off.
It’s a never ending ache. A dull thud. Each step hurts. The pressure is so great.
So class sucked for me today.
I also discovered I will not be able to do class during rehab, unless I plan on just laying there in Savasana the whole time. 😦
I am guessing it will be at least 6 months after surgery before I can do yoga again, and I will have to start slow.
The first posture in the floor series is Pavanamuktasana (Sanskrit) Wind-Removing Pose.
This is seriously my favorite position, and I was able to do this one today. I do this one all the time at home. It’s great if you have digestive issues for clearing out the air in your intestines. In fact, I go deeper at home then in class; I don’t want to embarrass myself! One time, however, this guy was totally letting them rip in class. I haven’t seen him return since that incident.
The pose is designed to massage the ascending, descending and transverse colon. It compresses the whole digestive system. It’s a great arm strengthener and works to improve hip flexibility.
I made sure on this one to add a video so that you can watch it and start doing it at home. It’s a great stretch and you can build arm strength and definition through continued practice.