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Monday, June 23, 2008

I have been trying to do yoga these past couple of weeks. I do not get a chance everyday, but when I put Isaac down for his nap and Lillian has room time, I put in my video and do one of the 30 minute routines. Since I began, my back and shoulders have been giving me fits. I do not remember any time when they have hurt this bad except when I had a pinched nerve. It is a good thing in this case. I have terrible posture, I have come to realize. During the day now, especially if I skip a day of yoga, I notice my shoulders up around my ears and all hunched forward. When I put them back where they should go it feels so much better. Like I can breathe again. I feel like my spine is aligning.

I need to find a good instructor in my area, since Haley-O is a little far. I am very inflexible and sometimes I notice how off I am in my poses. I enjoy my videos, though and I do not really enjoy making a fool of myself in public, even at the gym. I have been having a great time learning, though and if the (beginning) poses are too difficult then I can stop if I feel like it.

So far I have really enjoyed the time I spend taking care of myself every day and breating fully is nice. I feel like I am strengthening my arms and legs and slowly working on my endurance. My favorite is when it is over, though. I love the relaxation techniques and every time almost fall asleep during before it is over and am startled when it is over.

6 comments:

the dragonfly said...

I've been thinking about finding a yoga video. I walk nearly every day, pushing my son in his stroller, but there isn't much opportunity for anything else since my husband is gone until next July. But something in the house I could do while the Little Mister sleeps...

Good for you! (and thanks for reminding me)

:)

Kathryn said...

I wanted to look for a yoga video too. Yoga classes are always soooo expensive. Why do they have to be so much?? Ugh!
As I was reading your post I noticed my shoulders up by my ears too. I always do that. Hold all my stress in my shoulders. Not good.
Hope your video helps you out. And if you really like it let me know which one you have. :)

Deanna said...

Good for you for doing your yoga on a nearly reguler basis!! I have been trying to walk but havent gone for nearly a month!! I hope you can keep up with it and maybe you'll be able to reach your toes in a month or so!!

The Army of Allmans said...

I am going to be envious of your new yoga body!! I did a class at the Y a few times last year and did enjoy it...Jason even said a while back he would like to do it...maybe you could teach him some moves!

Anonymous said...

I've done a class, but prefer the videos. Especially the Rodney Yee ones. He is fine.

Alpha DogMa said...

That last comment was from me. i don't know why it came us as anonymous. Hmmm. Interesting.