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I was just settling into a nice yoga routine last year when my move disrupted everything. For months I've been planning to get back at it, but somehow not quite doing anything. And with my back as sore as it is these days, a good stretching, core workout seems advisable (has in fact been advised by my doctor). So this morning I got off my duff and got to it.

What I learned:
* My abs have disappeared. A very short plank had my whole body trembling like crazy.
* Any sort of twisting motion was pretty painful for my back. By the time I was done, however, things felt a bit looser.
* Sciatica makes some of the poses a lot less pleasant than I remember.
* I wasn't super flexible to begin with and a year without any sort of deliberate stretching and bending activities hasn't helped.

I need to get back to doing this after work every day. Not least because Mal wants to play first thing in the morning so he spent the first ten minutes of the workout chewing on my knuckles.

Date: 2016-07-16 03:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirebound.livejournal.com
I know how quickly flexibility and strength can dissipate when we're not consistent with stretching! I'm trying to get back into a (gentle) habit as well.

Date: 2016-07-17 01:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] auntiemeesh.livejournal.com
It's so easy to fall out of habits, not so easy to get back into them.

Date: 2016-07-16 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] antbee362.livejournal.com
Don't the kitties make life fun?
Hope the yoga is helpful

Date: 2016-07-17 01:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] auntiemeesh.livejournal.com
I did about half an hour of weights, abs and leg work this evening as well. I guess time will tell if it actually does me any good.

Date: 2016-07-17 06:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] antbee362.livejournal.com
I am sure it will do you some good if you stick with it. The catch is that the improvement is rather gradual so you don't much notice it. You have to have something remind you of where you were before. On Friday evening I was folding up my extra table and realized that I could collapse the legs on it much more easily now because I can do a squat and push the legs with my midriff while holding the little buttons on the legs in. :)

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