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,