The Day after
I like Yoga. I am doing it regularly, every Wednesday. I found out that it is the best way to do something for my back.
Well, as I said, I went to my yoga class on last Wednesday. Everything went fine. As every Wednesday I felt refreshed after class.
The day after was an ordinary 7-hours-sitting-at-the-computer-day. Everybody has to get up during such a day (actually I had to go to open the door for someone). Ouuuch! I had the feeling as if someone had thrown a hammer into my back. I very slowly limped to the door.
Later on in the evening (back was still hurting quite a lot) I tried to find out the reasons for the pain in my back. I went through the exercises we had done on Wednesday. One of them had been some sort of try-to-look-behind-your-right-shoulder-and-watch-your-left-ankle-thing. When doing it, I already had some funny feeling, but wanting to compete with the other people I had exceeded the limits of my body.
So there’s the lesson I learned: Listen to your body! Even if all the other people in the crowd do it: it is your body, and you are responsible for it!