The foot bone's connected to the leg bone…. The leg bone's connected to the knee bone….. The knee bone's connected to the thigh bone…. Doin' the skeleton dance….. The thigh bone's connected to the hip bone…. The hip bone's connected to the backbone….. The backbone's connected to the neck bone That definitely rang true today, I woke up with the worst back pain I've ever had, no explanation why and all I could think was that I'm so grateful to have never really suffered with back pain before.
I was tentative about getting on my mat as moving was pretty painful, but I wasn't going to give myself a get out and thought I'd just avoid anything that hurts, this meant that the main work was in the hips as everything else was just too painful to try, so my practice today consisted of lots of hip openers in as many ways as I could think, changing my pigeon to a deeper version for me with my bent leg at a different angle and just finding comfort in the discomfort.
Bingo, when I left my mat my back was so much better, my hips had released tightness that had been building for a few days and in releasing themselves they eased my back, so I repeated tonight and again a lot better, still not perfect but I can at least move.
It really was a lesson in how our body is connected, and where you may think your pain or tightness is stemming from there could be other sources, where even if you avoid the area that's obvious and work deep into all the other areas you can still find benefits and openings you wouldn't expect.
So in the future I shall investigate more into the quite areas and allow the noisy areas to open on their own accord.
Everyday there's something new to learn, see you in the morning yogis.
Ps loving my new mat from @liforme I always slip and slide on any mat I've tried and this I just stick too, well worth the money if you're an addict like me that slips, I finally feel I trust my connection with the floor!