[Side Note #1: Man, I’ll be glad when this challenge is over. I mean, it’s been fun, but I need a break.]
Jeez, oh, man.
Do I need to do some yoga.
I love doing yoga, it calms my mind, stretches muscles, and eases headaches/migraines. But since the carpal tunnel flared up, doing yoga was difficult. I have no excuses now, since I’ve been doing exercises to strengthen and open up the carpal passage (?). I could do it in the morning, but I prefer exercise that will get the blood going.
I suppose I could do it in the evening after dinner…depending on the day. My house isn’t a calm refuge sometimes. Sometimes it is filled with four kids – none of which are my own and two extra adults (both of which do not pay me rent. But that is a different story.) The only place that I am guaranteed some peace and quiet is the master bedroom, where my husband is found hanging out – especially if there are others in the house.
I know he doesn’t mind that I do yoga while he’s there, but you know, I don’t like forcing it on him, you know?
So, here are my favorite yoga poses:
- Pigeon pose is my all time favorite. The stretching in the hips is just glorious to me.
- Plank position
- Half moon or ardha chandrasana. This takes a lot of set up for me to get into, but I suppose that’s how it is with yoga, right?
- Tree pose
- Oh, any position that forces me to open up my shoulders is a plus. That’s the seat of my tension. I try not to hunch, but that’s almost an impossible task sometimes.
- And last but not least, corpse pose.
So, there you go. Now, I really, really, really, need to do some yoga.