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.


Lisa, aka Pixywinks said...

Rodney Yee (pant, pant, pant) ROCKS!

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!