The Sinus Headache From Hell returned today for an encore performance.
Since I was teaching three in a row (6AM, 7:30AM, 10AM) there was little I could do to fix it -- although I did try alternate nostril breathing while driving to the first class, and did headstand while the students were in savasana (corps pose).
(All three classes, by the way, were Level I Dharma Mittra Hatha Raja Yoga)
But it wasn't until after I taught, visited Stanley's and used the focus group gift card to pick up a purple jacket at the Super Yoga Megastore that I had time to do anything about it.
By then the head hurt so much I was nauseous.
But I forced myself to do the Feldenkrais and S-I exercises and then did five backbends, followed by alternate nostril breathing.
Again it went away.
It returned later, during class number four, at the well-designed health club.
Apparently they just painted the walls in the holistic studio.
There is zero ventilation in the holistic studio.
The fumes hit me the second I walked in and did not go away.
I propped open the doors with blocks.
One student took it upon herself to remove them, because she was near the door.
I put them back.
Still there was no ventilation.
By the end of class my throat hurt, my head hurt and I was nauseous.
And I am subbing there tomorrow at 6:30AM.
There should be a law or something....
Maybe a quick call to OSHA would do the trick.