I think I might be a yogini. I have been doing hot yoga for a little bit now and I found that I have a natural talent. I never thought of myself as a flexible person, but what I've realized is that I am quite flexible except for a few poses. I got a little boost of confidence yesterday though. After class I was asking the instructor some questions about the poses and he said that I was very good and have beautiful floor practice. It felt awesome to hear that.
Now how did all this come about??? Let me tell you ......
After my last excruciating "back episode" I went to the doctor for some suggestions. He said that unfortunately despite the fact that I am young and I am healthy my back just isn't strong enough to keep up with all of the things I ask it to do.
I have been extra diligent in focusing my exercise on my lower back and core muscles. My doctor said that yoga would be the best thing for my back and to try and fit it in 3 times a week. As all of you other mommies know, that is harder than it sounds. I like my kids and want to spend time with them so the idea of leaving them that much through the week made me sad. There is always night time for me but there are plenty of other things I would rather do.
I got a yoga DVD and then I go out and do hot yoga as I am able (I try for once a week). Let me tell you I think it might be working. Knock on wood my back is feeling stronger and there are times that the constant sciatic pain dulls.
I hope this works, because I'm actually enjoying myself. I may even be hoping a little that I get strong enough to run again. Ok, its a BIG hope!!!