That didn't happen! That didn't happen. That didn't happen. Oh, please tell me that didn't happen.
This is the thought that kept running through my head the last 45 minutes of my power yoga class yesterday. Even today I am praying that it didn't happen.
But it did. Yesterday, I got my first "sports" injury. Crap.
So there I was. I was in a new class, with an instructor that I have had a few times. I was about to go into Crow pose when the instructor told the class, "it is easier if you enter this pose from a block." Now, I have no problem entering crow. I have been practicing yoga for about 7 or 8 years now and the arm balances are my strong suit. Crow and Side Crow are actually my two favorite poses. Make that were my two favorite poses.
Well, I had never entered this pose from a block before, and being the idiot that I am I thought this would be a good idea. Wrong! Immediately my left shoulder gave out and then began to ache when I tried to re-enter the pose. Ache so bad I had to go into Child's Pose just to catch my breath. For the rest of class it continued to hurt and I was so freaked out that I had really injured myself that I couldn't even concentrate. I was pretty much a hot mess. A few hours later my worst fear was confirmed when I had shooting pain in my shoulder any time I would rotate my arm inward, doing things like putting on a jacket, picking up the LM, etc.. I'm not going to lie, I started to freak out a little bit.
I don't work out. I practice yoga. This is what I do. I need it. Not just for my body but for my mind. I NEED it. I absolutely cannot have an injury that sidelines my practice. That can't happen. Clomid + No Yoga = Psycho Mummy. It CAN'T happen. I tried to explain this to the husband who was less than sympathetic. Take some Ibuprofen he said. Gee thanks. He then said, "you probably screwed your rotator cuff, it's going to hurt for a few months." Again, thanks. (As an aside having a Doctor in the family is completely worthless because they REFUSE to give advice.) I took the Ibuprofen, it felt better and then again this morning it hurt like hell. I'm scared of going back to class because I don't want to do more damage, but on the other hand I NEED YOGA.
Other than the power of prayer do any of you have any advice? Have you ever had an injury on a body part that is central to your practice? Any advice for shoulder/ sports injuries in general? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.....my sanity thanks you immensely.
"That didn't happen....that didn't happen....that didn't happen." Ugh, it's still not working.
Photo from here.