Daily Archives: November 4, 2011

Yoga

I’ve been doing yoga on and off for about seven years now.  Originally I started yoga to reduce my stress level, but I quickly found that what it did for me was make me extremely limber AND fixed my back.  I have had occasional back spasms that are fairly debilitating. Many of you may have experienced lower back pain, so you know what I’m talking about.  I can’t sneeze without almost screaming, can’t tie my shoes, can’t roll over in bed at night without waking up, can hardly drive a car because I can’t turn my head in either direction.

So, what I discovered was, if I did yoga, even on an erratic schedule, my back spasms ceased.  And the limberness helped me in riding my horse as well. The yoga I do is not the twisty yoga that you see sometimes.  Don’t envision someone looking like a human pretzel.  The poses I use are so easy, anyone can do them.  And as the instructor, Rodney Yee, says on the dvd, it may seem that these exercises are small and won’t make a difference but within a short amount of time, you will see the benefits.

I’ve included some pictures of the poses I use.

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