Too many party poses left me with an injured wrist by Sunday of last week. So, rather than risk a battle with the medical system, it was off to Rite Aid for a brace. A subtle contraption, about the half the length of my arm with three large straps borrowed from a medieval torture device. Thoughtfully camouflaged in “skin color” it is still large enough to illicit sympathy from the toughest of passing strangers.
At work I discover a new technique is needed for using the computer mouse. The support under the wrist pushes the mouse away from my fingers. My mouse becomes a little more like it’s namesake, as I end up chasing it around my desk, fingers never quite getting enough grip to control it. Now I know how Tom felt in all those cartoons.
Teaching class was going to be interesting. As it turned out most standard poses were fine. Down dog was ok as long as I did it on finger tips. Good strengthening for the wrist I am sure. It was charatanga that was my Nemisis. Chataranga on finger tips, not so easy. I felt like a Navy Seal wannabe, maybe I was on to something.
I can see the commercials on TV now. Sweaty guy with bulging muscles throws away the “perfect push up” machine and dons two Ace wrist badges. “8 days to perfect abs and a powerful handshake” ……… “But wait there’s more, call now and get two Ace ankle supports. Do push up like the pros do on fingers and toes” ………. “But wait there’s more, order now and get the complete ‘How to crawl along on fingers and toes like Tom and Jerry’, instruction manual”.
My classes have been different this week. A week without chatarangas, good for me, and as it turns out good for others. Too many chatarangas, not done correctly, can cause rotator cuff issues. A few people in the class welcomed the change and relief for the shoulders.
With no charatangs I had to change up my usual sequences a little, well actually a lot. It was fun, things had become a little too familiar. So this week it was all change. I was going for “strangely familiar”
By Friday my wrist was bad to normal, well close enough at least, for the 2-3 class. These guys are really strong and like a challenge. Maybe next week I will introduce CrawlAlongLkeTomAndJerryAsana!