Feeling a little sore this morning after yesterday’s double training sessions, I’ve tweaked muscles in my neck and bicep so they’ll need a few days rest.
Yoga today was sun salutation sequences and standing poses.
2 months ago I would have had no idea what that meant, but this book is my yoga teacher and it’s doing a great job.
Enjoying the no nonsense language and “it’s suppose to hurt, do it anyway, you’ll love it one day” attitude that the author has and with clear descriptions and pictures demonstrating the various poses it’s been easy to get into.
Does it work?
Well, yes actually it does, the poses stretch and over time strengthen lots of the minor muscles that we use every day for just moving about, bending over, twisting etc.
So I’ve found that those sorts of movements are now smoother, it’s not a collapse down and drag myself back up to pick something up, but a smooth gliding movement, ok I’m 40 so there’s still a bit of those stiff bending over noises coming from me, but I’m not sure if that’s habit or effort now?
One of the poses is a movement down to a press-up position, hold there then lay flat and arch the back up. The hold part of that movement was 3 weeks ago was 10 seconds max, now it’s 20 seconds.
Give it a try and take those small gains as wins and keep going with it.