I love yoga. However, my life has kicked into high gear over the last 2 months and I have not gone to yoga ONCE! This is a first for me, I must say.
The weird thing? I didn’t really notice just how crazy my life had gotten until it was out of control. It is kind of like an obsession with candy. You don’t realize that you have a serious problem until you find 6 wrappers for Reese’s Cups in your car and a bag of Skittle in your purse. Oops. This is NOT me by the way- I swear!
Today’s workout began with a 5 minute
warm-up contemplation session on the treadmill, followed by the smarter choice of the stationary bike for 30 minutes. With my calf still bugging me and a doctor’s appointment in my near future (tomorrow), I didn’t want to risk doing any crazy speed treadmill workout. Which is pretty much what all my treadmill runs become- talk about negative splits! I then decided that it was time to give my muscles a little T.L.C via weight training.
My workouts have been SUPER intesely crazy- eye of the tiger my friends. Yet, today I decided to go in another direction: The Corrective Exercise Way. For those of you who are completely confused, Corrective Exercise means what it says- it is weight training and stretching to help bring your muscles balance and recovery. I spent my time in the weight room, accessing my muscle imbalances, and then working out the kinks, if you will. It was really nice to put on some low key music and actually take care of my body instead of pushing it to it’s absolute limit like I normally do. Don’t get me wrong, I am a firm believer in pushing your body our of its comfort zone. Yet, I tend to forget about taking care of my body after such a hard workout.
This technique is very similar to Child’s Pose! (One of my all time favorite poses in all of yoga-don’t knock it just because it’s easy!)
A coming-home, a momentary repease, I find rest in the simplist of places. Does it even count? Does it even matter, to do something so simple? The exercise of simplicity is like the trunk to our tree of life, without it we would fall. Separate branches turn into tumble weeds, tumble weeds to trash. And disinigrate into dust. But a collection of dust, grouped into a weed, then grown into branches on a trunk, will prosper. All from the source, the Child’s Pose. Remember where it was you came from, for it is all the same. Where you go depends on how tightly you cling to your home. Be like a tree brank, floating away from home, swaying back towards the center.
How was your workout today???
I hope you all have a wonderful evening!