Thanks to studios being too expensive and the gym’s class schedule, I currently have no yoga in my life. I have also tried doing yogadownload.com workouts, which I love, but that too presents a problem. I won’t mention any names *cough cough Makenzie* but yoga doesn’t work too well when you’re used as a mountain to climb mid downward facing dog.
I miss the feeling of a great stretch that comes with every class. I hate having tight muscles and that happens so easily for me. That is why I have made a strong effort to keep up with stretching despite yoga not currently fitting in my workout routine. I don’t see any reason to have excuses for not stretching and caring for my muscles, especially as I get more involved with running.
I make a point to stretch for 5 solid minutes after every workout. During this time, I usually stick to the standard stretches.
I also sporadically stretch throughout the day. I will do my favorite yoga poses that I feel give me a good stretch in all the right places while chilling on the floor with the kiddos.
I can downward dog over Braedon and make silly faces at him…until M decides to use me as a mountain, of course.
I will go into a kneeling crescent lunge or pigeon pose…
Makenzie thinks its funny when I foam roll and we take turns together.
It’s only an extra minute here or there, but I think it adds up. Every little bit counts, right?
Question of the Evening – How do you fit in stretching?