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Private Yoga Lessons

Monday, July 25, 2011

Every now and then, I show up for my regular yoga class and there are only one or two other students. Other times, it is crowded. Today, the only other student was my friend, who I was bringing to her first yoga class ever.

My favorite teacher was teaching the class. I found it challenging and sweaty, after only one class in the previous 6 weeks. (I missed last week because of the heart stuff.) I’m having some kind of problem with forward bends (the category of poses, not just the standing pose of the same name). About a half-hour into the class, my eyeballs start to hurt when I do a downward dog or other pose with my head down. Then I get a headache. I’m not really sure what’s going on. I’ll have to ask my teacher before the next class.

The nice thing about these low population classes is that the teacher can really tailor it to the few of us who are there. I was glad we went slowly to allow my friend to keep up, but also because my body is not in good form these days. Yesterday it was my left hip. Today there is a pain emanating from the right half of my sacrum and going down my leg.

My original goal was to be taking two classes a week by now. I’m not there. And at my current rate, I won’t get there any time soon. The best I can do is move when I can and be still when I can’t.

When I reach a point that I can do 15 to 20 minutes of yoga 3-4 times a week, I think I will ask my teacher if I can hire him for a private lesson to come up with two or three routines that focus on my body’s needs.

Coiling

  • Babesia, heart, 10 minutes
  • Candida, abdomen, 10 minutes; chest, 2 minutes

Detox

My mom’s gone wild with the delicious summer produce. Extra juiced greens for me…no way I’d complain about that! She tried fresh basil in it today. Delicious. I can’t taste anything else she added, but would I want to when there’s basil to savor?

  • homeopathic support
  • kombucha
  • juiced greens (2 cups worth)
  • skin brushing
  • yoga
  • nap

Body

Night sweats last night, 2. I had to sleep without a shirt because my chest was so itchy.

I was sluggish this morning after sleeping almost 9 hours. I need the rest. Post yoga, I slept another hour or so.

The day passed by so quickly. I must be moving in slow motion.

Pain today started in my lower back, all the way across. It calmed down after yoga. Then I noticed the pain in my sacrum kept getting worse and worse, though I didn’t limp. I feel generally achy in most of my joints with the humid, rainy, chilly weather. At this moment, my neck is bothering me.

Yoga gave me a headache and eye pain that didn’t totally resolve, even after the class was over. Independently of that, my left ear aches, too.

I still have the itch rash, not as red today, on my sternum.  My abdomen is still hard and swollen, but not nearly as big as it sometimes gets. I’m getting some tingling in my feet.

And there is the ominous promise of a Lyme Herx from the treatment two days ago hanging like a raincloud over me.

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