Posting may be a bit slack, this week.
I have a yoga intensive on for the next 5 days.
And I just put my back out.
Memo to me: never, EVER try paravritta parsvakonasana with a sacroiliac injury. No matter how clever you're feeling. LISTEN to the people who know what they're talking about and who specifically told you not to do it.
The yogis have a word for this kind of stupid behaviour: asmita, or the illusory attachment of ego to something outside of the self. In my case, I fell prey to my attachment to being good at everything I turn my hand to (an old story for me). It shits me that I can't do all the poses in my practice sequence. And it shits me that my physical limitations prevent me from being a Shining Star in the Yoga World (whatever that is). I tell myself that I can do impressive tricky standing poses if I just get over my gimpy attitude, and think like an uninjured person. That my injury is all in my head. Okay then, so let's go.
For the record, guys, this line of thinking can land you in hospital.
It would be fair to say that I'm more than a little disgusted with myself.
That aside, white peaches and yellow nectarines are a lovely combination.