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Aug 12, 2005 07:53 # 38012

rosyxxx *** smiles...

Doing backbends with a Sprained ankle...

So, last week I landed my first attempt at doing Peacock pose directly from headstand. I nailed it! Then I nailed my ankle a few days later...

Now, I am supposedly down for the count, but in theory, as long as I am putting no strain on my ankle, and it is elevated most of the time, I'm not hurting it. So.... I decided to work on prolonging my headstand practice for meditation, and also doing a backbend with the injured foot in the air as well as standing tree pose with my injured foot in half-lotus. If I weren't adept at the postures, I could injure myself worse. But those poses I can go into without actually putting weight on my injured foot. It's relatively easy. So I am staying active while also healing.

Pretty neat, huh? I feel so creative. Yay!

And I can do a lot of calisthenics and Pilate moves to keep from losing not only the lung capacity I need to keep my formerly asthmatic lungs strong, but also to keep the muscle tone I've worked for...

And meditation as well helps it to heal, I think. I'm getting blood flow to the brain, and to my body parts, without pushing my ankle beyond it's capacities for the tendons and ligaments to stretch and bear weight while they are healing. Pretty ingenious, I think. I am feeling rather pleased with myself.

My mind is made up...not like my bed, which is a mess.


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