Yesterday I did something new. I'm sure it's not a secret that I've been having some back issues the last month or so. Probably longer, but they got pretty bad there for a while. I'm pretty much back to normal, but I talked to a trainer and she's going to help me loosen up my back muscles and open my spine (sounds painful to me...)
So today she taught me a few yoga moves. It wasn't a class setting. Just her and me. But in the middle (and when I say "middle", I really mean "back corner"- but it was a crowded corner) of the gym. Have I ever talked about how much I *love* having my giant arse up in the air while people are around? Oh, and let's throw in a loose fitting shirt that respects the law of gravity and hangs down so that everyone behind me can see any secrets I try to keep hidden.
That's when I turned my back to the wall. That was a little better. I don't know the names of the positions she had me doing. Most of them felt pretty good- nice and stretchy. I like stretching. Some of them hurt like someone was trying to break my bones! (I found the problem area!) I know one I did was downward dog. Huh... who knew that my hands and feet could touch the ground at the same time? It hurt like hell- but I did it. I did some kind of cat stretch and then a few where I felt like a twizzler- straight up and down but all twisted up and then a little bendy from side to side.
It was one thing to do those with a trainer. We'll see how I do on my own. I may have to stay home for that portion of my "work out".
How I think I look doing Yoga