I’m sure you’ve all heard some variation on this story.
Guruji had a pretty notorious sweet tooth, especially for chocolate as I hear the tale told. But that was OK, because “sugar makes you flexible,” he would say.
After a very short experiment — two days nearly — I’m about ready to say that Guruji meant to say: “Wheat makes you flexible.”
Because, man, my hips and psoas and lower back feel stiff. I mean, stiffer than normal.
This has been true for the last couple of practices, and I only really note it because in the few practices before that, I thought I felt a little more flexible. Forward folks seemed a hair deeper, Purvattanasana a bit higher.
And now, ouch. Those are some creaky-sounding joints.
Could it be the blood-sugar rush I’m trying to avoid by not eating wheat?
Posted by Steve