Not sure why, but they seem to be improving. Really improving. I may never be a “backbendy” kind of yogi, but I might sort out a serviceable backbending practice after all. We shall see.
I’m also learning to own my not wanting to go to a shala to practice. I mean, I kinda sorta wanta practice with a teacher. But I would RATHER practice myself. Right now. Things change. They always change. Especially for me.