It certainly wasn’t frilly and fancy, but it felt lovely most of the time.
Now I’m pleased with myself again. Such a fickle friendship we have, me and myself.
Still working with the lower torso/sacrum stuff. I have no idea what’s going on there. I thought it was my second series poses, but I’ve changed my mind. It’s definitely primary that aggravates it. Or shifts it. The pain isn’t acute, it’s dull and sort of like a broad area of tenderness. Or like the low-level burn you feel in the belly of your leg muscles when you do wall-sits or something. I have no idea how to accurately describe it.
My focus in primary is no longer the external pose. Instead it’s the internal. The drawing together of the prana and the apana, the sealing of the two internal locks.
So by the time I get to my second series poses, there’s a new kind of exhaustion… so much so that I went into backbends after Shalabasana B. At that point, I felt like I was completely lacking the strength to support myself from collapsing into the following heart openers without the support of the bandhas. And I need those bandhas in backbends these days. My bendy-back days are gone it seems.
Maybe this is all just part of getting older.