That is, if the way my @ss is killing me this morning is any indication.
Yesterday I asked my yoga teacher for some exercises I could do to accomplish this goal. I did them last night, just 20 reps on each leg of 2 exercises. But I’m really feeling it already! Normally my muscles don’t feel sore until the second day after exercising… so maybe I overdid it a little. Perhaps I’ll do fewer reps for a while, just until I get stronger. 4 years ago
Over the winter I developed a daily ritual of laying on a firm foam roll like this one.
The purpose of this exercise was to stretch my body across the front of my shoulders, and to compensate for the classic computer-desk-slump so many of us suffer from. Shortly after I began this ritual, my shoulders became more flexible and I could see a big difference in my yoga practice. When doing downward dog, for example, I could now press my shoulder blades down and together at the same time, something I was unable to do before. Even though I haven’t kept up with the daily ritual, I have been able to continue exercising this part of my body through my biweekly yoga classes.
Now I’d like to take on another body part. I am hoping that with a small daily effort outside of yoga class, I will be able to see quick results in my abilities within certain poses. Not sure yet what specific exercises I will use to strengthen my hips, but I have some ideas. 4 years ago