Daily Archives: November 4, 2011
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.