Yoga Challenge: Day 1

Pose of the Day: Double pigeon

The first day came with a 17-minute workout that I found fairly easy. I mean, it was a challenge, but nothing that made me say, “No way in Hell.” It was pretty low impact, which was nice. No triangle pose or warrior, even. Just double-pigeon, which was new for me (one leg over the other in a sitting position then bending forward) and other stretchy poses. Of course, there was the requisite downward dog. It’s like the token yoga pose; it’s how you know you’re doing yoga and not some other new fitness craze, I swear. I’ve never been a fan of it.

I must say, it was kind of nice to have a video sent to my email. It was low impact to get me started. I didn’t have to figure out what I felt like doing next. It was all manageable, yet I felt like I was pushing myself. Reverse tabletop was not easy, but I much preferred it over the bridge pose. (Not a fan of having my head upside down, wobbling, while trying to balance on my freakishly small wrists.) Also, when you’re following a video, there isn’t much room for meditation/contemplation. I’m not quite sure how I feel about that.

I guess there isn’t much else to say about my first day. I felt accomplished and went over ten minutes. I do need to remember to keep my water bottle right by me. It’s so important to be able to take a drink between poses, at least for me. I run out of breath pretty quickly, even though I quit smoking five (FIVE!) months ago. Right now I’m waffling between doing the next video or making up my own workout for the day, since I’m on a fairly tight schedule of stuff I have to do today. I guess we’ll see what I decided in my Day 2 post tomorrow!

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2 responses to “Yoga Challenge: Day 1

  1. Great job, both staring a yoga challenge aaaaand quitting smoking!!!! WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!!

  2. Yoga challenges are so liberating! As is quitting the cigarettes! A massive well done. Keep that up!

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