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it's all about the pelvis (and closely related structures) and piecing things back together.
Brian has been poking at me a little about getting back to the blog. And Coach Wilson's post today kinda put the nail in it.
For a while there, I couldn't see the point, since the vast majority of what I'm doing isn't CST. My focus is on healing the my back (and related issues), and my goals are pretty vague, since I don't know how long it will take to clear things up enough to get to other work. I'll have to float for now, and have the goal be just doing the work consistently.
But, being part of the community, I should probably get this in here anyway. Maybe it's an opportunity to start logging food as well. Could use a little more consciousness there.
So this is the start, on a day during which I missed most of my routine due to other commitments.
> Much time on back, on heating pad, with intermittent "side to side" stretching.
> Balance ball "wheelbarrows" while rolling legs on ball, out to feet on ball and back, 20 reps.
> Stretching throughout the day, catch as catch can, mostly forward leaning "side to side" motion, the intent being to "free" the vertrebrae of the lower back. Also a good deal of flat foot squatting with rocking, side to side, forward and back, and pushing the knees apart. For some reason it seems to help a bit.
1x each of following (should be 3)
> Pigeon pose, starting to work to full king pigeon pose (with rear foot raised). Rear foot is currently approx 18 - 24 inches from the head when warmed into it... I'll have to have someone measure it.
> Side glute stretch, 4 minutes each side.
> Knee pressed up to sides, coming close to floor while laying on back, working to keep back flat on floor, 20 reps.
It's late now, and I don't even remember what I ate today, except that there was a LOT of flax in the waffles I made, a pastrami and swiss sandwich, some beef jerky... and I have to admit that a Diet Pepsi crossed under my nose AND I DRANK IT. Eek. I feel like a candidate for the "lost weekend club."
I'd like to be able to say that somewhere, a new year starts tomorrow, but I kinda doubt it.