As I’m still trying to recover from the plague I contracted this weekend, I’m not running at all this week. For me, when I get sick, it goes straight to my lungs and wakens my asthma…right now, I wheeze when I walk Abby and OMG, don’t get me laughing…SMOKERS’ COUGH. It’s ugly.
Soooo…I suddenly find myself with a whole lot of free time…and there is only so much Prison Break I can watch before going insane. Luckily, by coincidence, I got my hands on a new Yoga DVD last week. When I do do yoga, it’s at home and I use Mark Laham’s Power Yoga DVD which I love. It’s a brutal workout, but soooo good. However, I’ve been wanting to get his Yin Yoga DVD and finally decided to order it last week.
I was looking for a more relaxing and deep stretch style yoga to be able to do…well holy crap, I got the deep stretch, but it is not really relaxing yet because IT IS KICKING MY ASS and humbling me. There are some poses that I can do that look impressive like this Plow Pose…
A wide legged foward bend
I have a good friend, Ashley, who is a yoga instructor and I wanted to know WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME…however, she is pregnant and 5 days past her due date so this is the text I sent her:
So, apparently my low back is, um, well, glued together. I have very little flexibility there, which is why the forward bend just doesn’t happen for me. Ashley says I need to work on loosening up my glutes and hip flexors. Shocking, right? A runner with tightness in those areas?
And as for my incompetence with the Hero Poses, that comes from an inflexibility in my ankles! Soooo…just gotta keep working on that Hero Pose with major modifications…in short, I need to invest in some yoga blocks.
Abby likes it when I do Yoga…but for her own reasons…
She is something else!!