I want to get physical
Let's get into physical
Let me hear your body talk, your body talk
Let me hear your body talk
~Olivia Newton John
Oh bother! I've had to put my walking on hold because I've injured my right ankle and it swells up if I walk on it too much. I had to figure another way to get physical. And so I did!
For the last three weeks, I have been getting physical by doing yoga. My body's talking and saying Hooray! You go girl!
I don't know of any yoga classes nearby so I turned to the internet. Because I'm a beginner, I decided to start with chair yoga. Chair yoga is a great beginning if you are new to yoga, have limited motion, a senior, or need to start slowly.
I watched a few different yoga videos on YouTube and found one instructor that I really liked. She is encouraging, knowledgeable, and not into the eastern religion aspect of yoga.
Actively Aging with Energizing Chair Yoga: Sherry Zak Morris' Chair Yoga Class at the Yoga Vista Studio brings seniors together every week to help them stay healthy, confident and independent. Here's 30 minutes of our one hour class that incorporates warm-ups, upper body stretches, standing and balancing poses and some great sequences for flexibility.
I have been watching the above video and doing yoga with Sherry on average 5 days a week. Not only do I feel stronger and healthier but I've lost 3 lbs in just 3 weeks. Happy Dance!
The video is about 30 minutes long. She has another one on YouTube that is an hour but I'm hoping to work my way up to that one. She also sells a DVD with 3 different yoga classes on it. I may order it in the future but for now the one online is working well.
If you are looking to get more physical, I highly recommend doing yoga. Your body will cheer!
This is the sixth post in my Aging Beautifully series. To revisit earlier posts in the series, you can find them by clicking on the link in the Sampler left sidebar.
In this series on Aging Beautifully, I hope to touch on all aspects of beauty and how we can nurture beauty in our lives and ourselves. I hope that you will join me and celebrate our beauty within and without (not without without but rather on the outside).