ALRIGHT. Yesterday’s practice did something not amazing to my lower back and I think I know what it was. In the middle of the video, there was the section that had you move from crescent lunge to han prep and back and forth. That was it. My tailbone has felt out of wack all day. So, I was feeling kind of cautious about what video to choose today. After I got home from work, I vacuumed, cleared out the room a little bit, hung some art on the walls, and enjoyed the sound of rain outside. Perfect setting for at home yoga, so had to find the perfect video…
30 Day Yoga Challenge: Day Fourteen
Adriene’s video today focused on heart openers and hip stretches — there was an added benefit of shoulder work, as well. I haven’t done too many videos that are aimed at heart opening poses, so I thought I might as well try! I was in the mood for something different, so I had nothing to lose. This was definitely a challenge, but it felt like just what I needed. In this practice, she has you use a a towel/cloth as a yoga strap, which was my first time using the tool. I really loved pushing myself using a different muscle group – this was the first video I’ve done during this two-week stretch that’s more WORK OUT rather than PAIN RELIEF.
- I didn’t have a towel or anything nearby, but I did have a hip scarf in my dance bag! It worked perfect, and Chester loved the fringe.
- My tailbone still feels rough, but the video didn’t make it hurt any more than when I started.
- I felt very WITH IT during this practice, until I was just spreading out for the final Savasana, when I heard an oh-so-familiar noise of a hairball comin’ out… very zen vibes from my cat.
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!