Next week am leaving for an Ashtanga retreat with Tim Miller in the shadow of the formidable Mt. Shasta (above). The 7 days will certainly provide some answers (maybe more questions, too) about Ashtanga and an aging body via Tim, the group, and my body.
Slowly, slowly the back improves but usually not when and the way I want it to! I want to easily do forward bends and do Kurmasana and Supta Kurmasana the way I used to 7 months ago! The chiropractor—yes, chiropractor! it's the one thing besides a regular MD I hadn't tried. Who knew? Thought they were all that sound made by ducks. That and the new bed have made noticeable changes, but improvement feels glacial.
More to come.