Tuesday, December 29, 2015

I Miss Yoga

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I miss yoga a lot.

We moved to New Mexico in mid-2013, losing my yoga studio, my teachers. Losing Texas.

Lots has happened since this, some of it great (we got married, we bought a house, my mom moved to town), some of it not so great (I have been diagnosed with a serious illness, Julia’s daddy died, my daddy had a stroke).

One of the things we haven’t done is find a new place to practice yoga. My new church has a class — I just have to build up the energy to try it out. But basically I haven’t done yoga in 2 1/2 years.

My doctor tells me that reducing my stress is vital to controlling my disease, so I bought a subscription to myyogaworks for a month. 

Last night, I tried it for the first time.

The good: My blood sugars lowered 80 points in 30 minutes. My stress levels plummeted. I slept.

The bad: Just sitting on the floor was hard. I have no flexibility left. My left shoulder hurts so bad, omg.

I did the pre-sleep restorative yoga. I liked the teacher, I like the poses. I did sleep well. 

I’m going to convince the wife to try again tonight.

Namaste, y’all, and much love,



Kris Norris said...

IT's the journey, my friend. And if sitting is all that happens at first, it's all good. Wishing you peaceful and healthy thoughts. And lots of hugs and smooches.

Katherine Halle said...

*hugs you hard* moving is HARD. I know all about that. It's so hard to get everything re-established and find new places that you like. Although having moved 8 times in the last 16 years I've become somewhat of an expert at re-establishing. It is still a process to be sure.

And DAMN the yoga sounds like it has done AMAZING things for you and makes me think I should get back into yoga. I did it wow, over 11 years ago before I had my child and loved it. Dropping your BS 80 points is AWESOME. Wow. And I know it relieves stress.

What is myyogaworks? I will have to look into that.

One day at a time - often, one minute at a time, I know that's what I'm doing.