Yoga has always been one of those disciplines that I have always wanted to give a go, but just never quite got around to trying! Until today that is!
At work I am lucky that we have Yoga supplied and today was my one to one session. To be honest it could not have come at a better time. I am wired for planning and training for Mds at the moment; so anything new has my full attention. But when we look at our lives, yoga fits in on so many levels – and posture is without doubt the route of many evils!
A life spent hunched over a tri bike, driving wheel, computer desk, mobile phone etc is changing our balance and I can feel it. Its why we have Chiropractors and Osteopaths on every street corner!
So my focus was:
- a routine to slow me down, take 30 mins out of play for the brain.
- to work the core
- to open up my chest and back to simply combat modern day living.
The very first thing I noticed is how much breathing can help stretch muscles and completely switch off the brain. A few hours on and I can feel the ache of what is basically a 30 min, beginner session ! So for the next 4 weeks you may find me sneaking off for my 30 mins. I am certainly converted ! #noexcuses