I sobbed like a child during my yoga practice tonight. Twice. I don't know what the pose is called, but it is "challenging" according to Sarah. The three stages of the pose were really hard. Getting into each was like a puzzle, a 3D puzzle of body parts in a solitaire game of Twister. Getting out is where I lost it. I got stuck. It felt like my quadriceps would rip away from my knee if I moved at all. I couldn't follow her instructions and I panicked. When I finally got out I laid with my face in the carpet and sobbed. The worst part was knowing that I would have to do the other side. My right side was much looser than my left so I thought I was all good. Still difficult, but it wasn't crazy hard until the dismount. Again with the panic, fear and anger. I was able to follow directions this time, but it truly sucked. Chest shaking ugly crying. Yet once the tears stopped I felt fine.
So now my knees are a bit sore, but not worse than they used to be after every practice. It was a really intense quad stretch. I'd draw a picture of it, but I haven't got a graphic program on my mac yet. So I did a pipe cleaner model. It doesn't look as hard as it is. (iPhoto blows. Useless.)
I hope we don't do that pose again for a while. Too intense.