Just a Lack of Flexibility
Normally, a man my age wouldn’t need to see a chiropractor in San Francisco, but I guess there are some things that even young men can experience. I had to go to the chiropractor because of a funny back injury. My girlfriend was begging me to come to her yoga class. She always said that I needed to be more flexible. Yoga didn’t seem like my kind of thing, mainly because all of the poses just looked so funny. Eventually I caved and went to her yoga class. For the first couple of minutes, things were going normally, but after a few poses, my back couldn’t take any more.
I think it was the downward dog or one of those lotus poses that broke me. I had to leave in the middle of the class, which upset my girlfriend. I was even more upset than her, because I wasted my time coming to that class and left with an injured back. I went home and tried to erase the pain with aspirin and ointments, but it wouldn’t go away, so I had to call the chiropractor. I figured he would laugh when I told him how I injured my back, but he didn’t.
Since I had the back injury, I had an excuse not to return to the yoga class. My girlfriend said that the teacher was looking forward to seeing me in class again. I told my girlfriend that I’ll just stick to walking around the block a couple of times a week. Yoga may be more relaxing for her, but I prefer to do the exercise that will put my back at risk the least. Given my luck, I’ll probably slip and fall on a leaf while walking and have to go right back to the chiropractor for more treatment.