I was thinking as I published my last post about my yoga practice that I have been saying that my pain continues to improve. But I haven't really shared what that means.
When I re-started my yoga practice at the beginning of February, I had continual pain in my shoulder, wrist, thumb, hip, back and knee... all on the right side. As I began this month, I only had occasional pain in my hip/back as well as an aching in my wrist/thumb and ankle.
The wrist/thumb is due primarily to my excessive computer use and a fondness for knitting. The ankle is due to old recreational basketball and soccer injuries. The back/hip is due to a work-related injury when I was in high school. As my flexibility and strength continue to improve, I expect these will too.
It's only been a few months and a compound of injuries plus too many hours of being crammed in an airplane and driving a computer is just going to take more time to repair. That being said, I had an amazing transition earlier this month... I somehow went from feeling fatigued as class neared the end to feeling more energized. It's really quite an amazing feeling. :-)
I also realized when I was doing all of my garden preparations this last month that while my back and hip still hurt after a full day of physical labor, I am recovering much more quickly. I think that must mean I am becoming more fit. :-)
Yay for yoga!