Last night, as I was doing a lunge with a prayer twist in front of the TV, I experienced the loud, unmistakable sound of bones popping, like you experience when you crack your back; there were a bunch of pops in rapid succession and they were so loud that Eric looked up from across the room. This isn’t an uncommon experience when I’m doing twisting poses, but what was weird about it was that it wasn’t my back crackling and popping — it was my chest. Like, the ribs right around my heart. I mean, yes I’m focusing on heart-openers right now, but it was really quite more of an opening feeling than I had anticipated. Has this ever happened to you?
Even though I didn’t do many poses last night, I was still feeling quite sore today all throughout my chest and back, so I decided to put more focus on my hips for tonight’s yoga practice and downloaded this 30-minute hip-opening flow. The hip openers were pretty intense and there were a lot of poses I don’t do very often, so that was a nice change. I added on some additional poses at the end, including dolphin, turbo dog, and several chair twists and then vinyasas; the whole session ended up being about 40 minutes and felt really good. And getting my blood flowing really eased my soreness from last night.
This has been a busy week and even though I feel like I have a bunch of things I should be doing, I just don’t have the energy to write or edit tonight. I hate putting things off till the weekend, but sometimes I just feel like consuming as opposed to creating, and tonight is one of those nights. I am looking forward to spending the rest of my night reading, doing my nails, eating pizza, and hanging out with Eric and the dogs!