21 August, 2014

The wonders of Ibuprofen

Today was vinyasa with Farzeen.

I didn't really know how today would go. Had been expecting Tina's class, and there was a substitute. Had been completely prepared to be "having a hard time" due to the low back injury that has spun back up again. I even told Farzeen before class about my limitation, and that I might not be doing any upward-facing dogs today. But it turned out that I was able to do pretty much the entire class. I had to be very careful in those poses, and in the Warrior I and Crescent Lunge, to not arch the back too much, and not over-torque the hips. And to not drop the hips all the way to the floor in upward dog. But, aside from those modifications (all of which were pretty subtle), I was able to make it through the class, pain free, and without further damage. I attribute this, of course, to the Ibuprofen that I have been dosing at the rate of 2400mg a day for the past 3 days. Inflammation is the enemy right now. Therefore, anti-inflammatories are the friend.

It was somewhat fortunate, as well, that Farzeen opted for a rather mellow class, at a very deliberate pace, without any crazy stuff. No jumping, flipping, tossing.

Universe, inside and out, somewhat cooperative.

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