You guys! I did it! I’ve hit seven days. That’s one whole week. I looked on the calendar when the 30 days would be up and it’s the 4th of July! Amazing. Also, something else exciting: June is Scoliosis Awareness Month. I didn’t know that until I was peekin’ around Instagram hashtags for other twisty friends and saw lots of posts about it. I really don’t know a ton about the condition itself except that 1. I have it and 2. it can sometimes improve but you can’t untwist a spine (maybe?!) aaaaand 3. actually I don’t know a ton. By next week, I’m going to learn something about scoliosis and share it with you all.
30 Day Yoga Challenge: Day Seven
Sounding like a broken record, my back and neck did not feel great today. No headaches (yay!), but definitely twinges of pain and a tight sensation through my middle back with intermittent dizzy spurts. I felt very, very tight in the ribcage area, so I thought today would be perfect for twists. I had to do a lot of heavy lifting at work today in very precarious poses, so some nice massaging of the muscles in my midsection sounded like heaven.
Not a ton to report on today’s practice, just that it felt great, I’ve done this video a million times before, and I love eagle arms/legs. Sarah Beth’s flows are always so well explained and guided, I don’t have to worry about doing anything right, I can just listen along and let my mind stop concentrating so hard.
- HOWEVER, 1000000% hate that reverse table top. My shoulders are very much not ready for that.
- The final twists on the floor, though… perfect. Could fall asleep in that.
- To add to the DETOX of the twists, I am drinking a cup of David’s Lemon Cayenne Detox tea. Absolutely delicious.
Namaste and see you tomorrow!
Disclaimer: I am so so so so so not even close to being a medical professional and the same goes for being a professional yoga instructor. All I’m doing is journaling my personal experiences regarding my physical health and my yoga practice, please do not follow any of this instead of going to a physician yourself. I do not believe YouTube is a substitution for true medical care, but can be a supplement to what you and your doctor decide what’s best for you!