Hey hey! I thought about simply titling this post “Yoga and an update!” but then I was all like, October yoga sounds waaaaaay better. Say it five times fast, 1. October yoga 2. October yoga 3. October yoga 4. October yoga 5.October yoga… tis kind of catchy. OK so you’ve official seen my inner nerd. Still reading? Awesome, you’re a good person 🙂
Let’s get down to business. This past week of yoga challenge has been great. Feeling a bit more limber than last week. Every single day I do the following routine: wake up, shower, throw on some comfy clothes, sun salutation. Now, if you’ve never done sun salutation yoga sequence… do it… now. It’s epic. It feels amazing.
I have the following printed out and pinned on my bedroom wall. #yoganerd. What? hashtagging on my blog. No big deal. source
I’ll go through this sequence 2-3 times. THEN at night my routine has been: eat my pre-bed fuel (I dig snack time), brush my teeth/all that stuff, and then I’ll do some smr (self myofacial release) with my foam roller and lacrosse ball followed by yoga/stretching. SMR work depends on what is feeling tight that day, but I make sure to hit hamstrings/SI-joint/back/quads/glutes/calves a few times each throughout the week. My nightly yoga for this past week has included lots of warrior, child’s pose, pigeon, and a few others that I don’t know the names of.
Lastly, an update. This is going to be short, sweet, and brief. I’ve got another injury. Maybe two. I’m not sure yet. I’ve been diagnosed with scapular dyskinesis impingement syndrome. All I can say is I’m glad I’m an Exercise Science major because I actually knew what my doctor was talking about when he began using all the anatomical body terms and motions. What? bursa, scapula, rib-cage, impingement, middle deltoid, clavicle, humorous, abduction, retraction… just to name a few. Ok, I’m pretty sure everyone knows what the rib-cage is. And the scapula, but when they are all thrown together into medical mumbo jumbo it gets tricky, trust me.
Anyhow back to my short, sweet, and brief update (maybe I lied a bit?)… I have pain/numbness that shoots down my left when elevated so my sports doc sent me off to their spine specialist. This ended up with x-ray showing problems with my cervical spine (c-6 and c-7 for those who care) and needing an MRI. I had the MRI on Friday and my follow up appointment is tomorrow. SO I’m trying to keep positive. When I know exactly what’s going on and the plan to heal everything I’ll do a full post update!
Until then, smile, drink some coffee, learn something new, do some yoga, and keep positive.
Source #fail. I wish I knew… can I say probably tumblr? There I go hashtagging again.
Have you been getting your yoga on this month?
Do you partake in SMR?
What is your best method to keeping positive when you really want to crawl under a rock and hide?