Friday, March 7, 2008

Way to Relax


Today I did yoga for the first time in quite a long while. After working out with Wonder Girl (710 stairs, pretty darn good for a 9 year old) I sent her to shower and nap. I could feel a knot of muscles twisting up right next to my spine, so I pulled out one of my yoga tape, led by the magnificent Rodney Yee. It's old enough that it's on VHS, for goodness sake. I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed it.

The keys to enjoying the tape:
1. Modifying through the difficult poses.
2. Paying attention to proper breathing.
3. No one saying, "Hey mami, look at me!" or "How the heck do I do that?"
4. Zero noise distraction.

Maybe yoga gets better with age. 4 or 5 years ago, I would've strained to complete all the most difficult segments. Not this time. This time I just went with the flow. Try it. You might like it.

3 comments:

Lisa, aka Pixywinks said...

Rodney Yee (pant, pant, pant) ROCKS!
Pixy

yardsnacker said...

lol pixy!

I've yet to get into Yogurt I mean Yoga, seems like the next step in my raw journey. Very cool homeschooling too!

Rediscover Raw Food said...

I know...that Rodney Yee is quite easy on the eyes, which makes the video easy to follow.

I think everyone should do the exercise they enjoy. I tried floor pilates and found it...well, less than enjoyable, so I gave it the boot. Exercise=Fun!