Lower back ached abominably last night. Thought I might simply stand behind the front desk not moving for forever, but my Sabonim – ever watchful – told me to go teach the next class.
I can’t bend over.
Don’t do the class, teach it. You need to move.
Gave him my best pained look but went and taught class. And he was right, as usual. Even my cautious exercises helped to warm up the muscles and relax the rock at the base of my spine.
But even better, when focused in on what I was doing, I forgot about my back altogether.