I am by no means the yoga dream body I envisioned my future self to be when I started practicing earlier this spring. But I figure I’m winning anyway since I’m still chugging along.
After doing yoga every day for a 30-day challenge, I ended up feeling a little lost where to go next. I tried a few different videos on YouTube until I settled on Yoga Fix 90, mostly because I can make my way through 90 videos without having to rethink where to go next.
Plus since I gave up on every day yoga (I just like my sleep too much to wake up before 7am), I figured these yoga videos will last me for like 6 months. It’s like I’m being yoga thrifty. (Of course true yoga thrifty would probably be watching free yoga videos on YouTube, using your living room rug as a mat, and wearing pajamas. But honestly, who would get that cheap about it? Bah!)
So lets go back to why I’m winning at yoga.
After about 9 months of yoga I cannot do that thing where you balance on one arm with your legs off to the side. I sometimes just sit and watch the yoga videos and laugh because I’m not anywhere near being able to do the pose I see. And I know the names of about five moves: down dog, up dog, baby cobra, warrior 1 and warrior 2 (although I can’t usually remember which one is which). I thought I knew savasana too, but then I googled how to spell it and realized that wasn’t the yoga word for push-ups.
I know that doesn’t sound like I’m much of a winner. BUT…I’ve noticed in the last few months I haven’t had the regular back pains I was having before. AND my personal accomplishment is that I can fold in half flatter than I could before!
Yes, that’s probably one of the lamest sounding personal accomplishments ever. Especially because I still can’t even fold over all the way. But it makes me happy to know my practices are doing something.
And I don’t feel like such a lazy bum anymore.