Oh yeah. That’s the stuff. Yoga is going to be my new obsession…
Yesterday, talking about piriformis, I had a couple comments about making sure that’s what it really is, getting a second opinion, seeing a physio and in general, just be sure I’m not doing more damage.
This morning, I got up and did some yoga. Actually, as I type, I”m watching the remainder of today’s yoga workout.. they’re very… fit… people 😛
I don’t know if you remember, but I have a yoga set called the “Blissology Project”
So I’ve always had the ‘start at the beginning’ mentality. I can’t start yoga on a FRIDAY… the program is Monday – Weekend!!! So for all the time I’ve owned this dvd set – I’ve never made it to Friday.
Friday is strengthen and stretch. I figured, why not? Jump right in. Don’t wait until Monday. Let’s go! Got up and put the dvd in right after I made coffee.
It hurt. I’m not going to lie. I had problems doing the poses. I stopped part way through. I was looking for an all over stretch, not a strengthen & torture my abs workout.
Don’t get me wrong – I want to strengthen. I want to do this. But I want to get my body back into it and stretch the piriformis.
So I’m enjoying watching the yogi’s do the workout I’ll try again next Friday.
The poses I did complete helped enormously. There may be other issues in my hip and leg – but for now, the stretching and movement seem to be the solution.
I woke up in pain… and now I’m not after the little bit of yoga I did.
Crap – they’re doing my favourite pose. I’ll have to do that one before getting ready for the day.
But anyhow – for now it seems I’m heading in the right direction.
I’m kinda shocked though – how much I *can’t* do anymore. I’ve lots a LOT of flexibility and a LOT of what I had when I was exercising on a regular basis. Time to get that back.