The last couple of months my fitness routine has seen both breakthroughs and setbacks.
Breakthroughs in that my back bends have returned. I can bend backward from many positions and am actually seeing the wall (or floor or ceiling) behind me. :-)
Setbacks in that my day job has gone into overdrive. My client announced a re-organization and layoff in August. Several of my points of contact were layed off, included the person I worked most with. So in the ramp-up of "preparing to Go-Live" with software tool improvements, I've been mostly on my own. Which means I have been working even more hours than usual during the Pre-Go-Live period. Which also means that I have missed a lot of yoga classes in the last couple of months.
Prior to the layoff, I started seeing a Massage Therapist that Hubba's Coach recommended. She has been working on my hip and been able to get into the Psoaz and Iliacus muscles which have been causing most of my pain.
When I do make it to class, I feel strong. But I feel I will continue to miss classes for the next few weeks.