The teacher was trying to explain a certain twist that starts from the base of the spine and she singled out my friend as one of the few people in the room who could do it properly. Yoga teachers always remind students not to compare themselves to others but my friend said she couldn’t help but feel like ‘The Chosen One’ as the class gathered around to watch her perform the posture. She had an audience to impress, or so she thought, which is why she pushed past the point of comfort to produce the most exaggerated possible version of the pose. She remembers feeling something pop in her ribcage area but the admiration of a dozen strangers more than made up for it… The next day, she could barely get out of bed. A week later, and she still hasn’t recovered from the self-inflicted injury. All l can tell her is that I totally relate. I’ve been that halfwit. In fact, I’d estimate that most of my injuries – some of which haven’t yet healed – were caused by showing off, both on and off the mat. We’re always told to listen to our bodies yet we often ignore… Read full this story
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