Last weekend’s biking left me feeling a twinge in my knee on Sunday (likely caused by too much crank length). During the post-ride massage, the masseuse described my ITB bands as “cables.” This is not good. I resolved to revisit yoga as a means to loosen up.
The opportunity came tonight when a asked me to join her in going through one of the “Inhale” programs recorded from the Oxygen channel. I was reluctant, but she agreed no armchair yoga instruction would ensue ;-) It wasn’t pretty, but I kept with the program and, overall, had fun.
My wrist is feeling fine now, but with Ride Around Washington a scant three weeks away, I’m going to delay picking this up again until after the ride’s over.
My friend Mitch has been doing Bakram yoga, which involves a room heated to 110F. That’s impractical for my house. Fundamentally, what I’m most interested in is a consistent way of stretching and increasing flexibility. Balance would be a bonus. Strength is the whipped topping. Is there a better set of things I should be considering?
After my visit with my friend Mitch last week, I decided it would be worthwhile to accelerate my foray into yoga. Boy howdy am I inflexible!
My left wrist was still a little tender from last week. Though it was okay for the 45 mile ride on Saturday, it was not enthralled with forward-leaning poses. By Monday morning, I couldn’t do type, write or apply the front brakes on my bike without some protest. I’ll resume the yoga when the wrist is better.