So I found this poster on Etsy today and thought "oh my gosh this is totally me!" As we speak I'm sitting down to write about my latest yoga experience and am drinking a hot cup of tea. I love both. They are two of my favorite things!
How are you doing on your yoga adventure? Did you find any favorite poses? I did a back bend today. No joke. I was watching the video and the gal start explaining the next pose and I thought "what is she doing? Why is her head on the ground?" Then she lifted her body and I was like "oh, it's a back bend. I get it. I haven't done that since elementary school, but whatever. No biggie. I'll give it a shot." And I did. My son thought it was pretty cool too. It only lasted for a few seconds because my arms were shaking and I thought I was going to fall on my head, but I did it. It definitely stretched lots of new muscles. I don't know how it looked, but I was pretty proud. This Mom's still got it!
Today's video was a continuation of the previous series:
Day 3: Hatha Yoga For Happiness: Getting Rid of Clutter with Fightmaster Yoga
Let's talk about the Before, During, and After!
Before: I was tired this morning, let me tell you. I think I slept last night, but I woke up still feeling tired. My body felt good though. I could tell that I worked out my back muscles yesterday, but that made me excited because it meant I was strengthening those muscles. It didn't hurt, but I could feel it. I knew that today was another busy day away from the house so I needed to get started early. I was not ready to exercise first thing. I would have been happy just laying in corpse pose for 30 minutes, but that would defeat the purpose of this whole 30 day activity.
During: We worked on some very interesting standing poses and breathing techniques at the beginning of the video. By the third rep I was ready to switch to something new, but I continued on. By 23 minutes in I was super tired and thought about taking a break, but thankfully we switched to sitting poses which was great. We began working on abs and I quickly realized that I have no ab strength. I wasn't really surprised since I have quite the hug-able middle at the moment and enjoyed working on my most troublesome area. The instructor talked about "Clearing Away the Clutter" today. It's a great thought and definitely needs to be done around here, but it is not something that I can tackle in one day. Food for thought.
After: I was glad I made it through the whole video today. I was not really wanting to jump into exercising this morning and because I was tired the video itself was a little harder. But, I did a back bend and I didn't stop. I was stretched, strengthened, and standing up taller at the end of the video and felt that way the rest of the day. Knowing that I am taking steps to take care of myself makes me feel good all day long. I was feeling empowered and the positive energy carried on throughout the day. I even finished a project I was working on. Accomplishment, how great does that make you feel? I even ran into someone I hadn't seen in a while while I was out. I was self conscious at first because my body has changed so much since I started taking the Biologics in September, but then I caught myself. I smiled and engaged politely. This person doesn't know my story. They don't know my struggle and if they judge me, well that is just too bad. I know that I am working on being my healthiest, strongest, and best self. It started off with morning Yoga.
It's raining here today and is supposed to rain for the next 5 days. It makes me wonder how my joints will do and how my attitude will fair. I like the rain, but I find I am much happier when the sun is out. Sometimes the rain makes me sad, so we will see.
I hope it is sunshiny where you are at today and your heart is filled with cheer. Good luck on your yoga session. Let me know how it goes! Talk to you tomorrow!
Hi there! Welcome to Grace In A Glass. My name is Danielle and I am so happy that you are visiting this site today. We all have something in life that we are working to overcome. I began blogging about my struggle with overcoming Esophageal Dysmotility and Crohn's Disease with the hope of reaching others with words of encouragement and hope. Thank you for letting me share my stories with you, and hope you have the most wonderful day!