I really enjoyed today’s Janathon exercise: 25 minutes of very gentle yoga.
Last year I tripped over a Janathon blogger who had tried following an online yoga class for beginners by a YouTube channel called Yoga with Adrienne. She’s uploaded over 200 yoga videos for everyone from the complete beginner, to the more advanced. I’d highly recommend taking a look if you’re interested in getting into yoga. Her style of presentation is really easy going and makes you feel relaxed.
Today when I awoke my calf muscles were aching like nobody’s business. I thought that doing some simple stretches would possibly help more than going for a walk or cycling. My legs always ache, but they were unbearable today. Especially the right leg. I’ve found that for some reason compression dulls the aching significantly. Which is why, for most of the day I’ve been wandering around with size G tubular bandages on. Apparently, size G are for large adult thighs.
Snazzy, don’t you think? Hmm… I wonder if I’d be able to tie-dye them?
As I’ve said today’s exercise session was great fun. I haven’t done any yoga since last year’s attempt and the difference in my ability just to move around the floor was astounding. I had a little bit of a problem holding my weight up with my wrists. I am morbidly obese, so that is to be expected. I also had a bit of a problem when my tripod attacked me when my leg accidentally hit it. I often find that inanimate objects attack me, so that too was to be expected. What I didn’t expect was to be utterly thwarted by one of the poses: the child’s pose.
The problem arises from my aforementioned obesity. Think of someone with a stomach the size of a football and calves the size of melons. And now consider how on earth they can get into this simple position. Pah! I was left more confused than anything else.
(Some quick Googling has given me some options if I try another yoga session)
Gentle Yoga Day: 25 minutes of Yoga
Steps Taken: 3,122
Difficulty level: Easy