Ever have one of those days where you wake up thinking everything will be awesome, and then it isn’t? Yeah. Not fun.
I got up early yesterday morning (9 am is early when you’re on holidays) to go to yoga. A road was closed, so I had to detour. The detour was so long and far away from where I wanted to go that I not only missed my class, I got lost and it took an hour, a closed bridge and another closed road before I made it back home.
Determined not to let this ruin my day, I decided to head out to Pink Lake to take some fun yoga shots. I asked my cousin Annie, who is a photographer, to take some yoga pictures of me, so I thought I’d practice a little.
Last time I took yoga pictures, I hid from people, so they wouln’t see what I was doing. I started off the same way, on a small trail away from the lake, in the only patch of sunlight I could find.
Does this sunlight make my butt look weird?
Half-moon pose. Not the disaster part yet.
I wasn’t really satisfied with this location, so I headed for the lake, thinking if people saw me, so what.
Sun warrior in the sun.
Upward dog by some trees. I waited until there were no kids around so I wouldn’t set a bad example.
This looks like a slightly more dangerous version of upward dog on a railing, but the water was there in the previous picture, you just can’t see it.
So far, everything was great. Then I came to this spot.
Something terrible is about to happen here.
I set up my camera, hit the timer and went into half-moon pose. This time, I grabbed for my left foot with my left hand, a variation I’ve done before. The worst thing that usually happens is that I lose my balance and fall down. My balance was ok, but as I held my foot, I felt something move, and not in a good way. It felt as though two muscles were pulling away from each other, but I’m thinking it was just one muscle and it wasn’t happy.
This is the picture I got.
See me reaching for my right glute? Not fun, not fun at all.
Here is a more detailed photo of my injury.
Talk about pain in the butt.
It wasn’t terrible at the time, it just felt kind of weird, so I took a few more photos. I didn’t attempt half-moon again though.
I didn’t dare go into the full expression of camel pose because I didn’t know how my butt would take it.
A little side crow fun stuff.
And that was it. I came home, sat on an ice pack, then spent the next few hours glued to my couch watching Doctor Who. Today, I have to go outside and talk to people, so I’m going to take some advil and hope for the best.
The worst thing about this whole disaster is that I can’t practice yoga for a little while. The horror!! Remember kids, half-moon has hidden dangers. Be aware!