Sunday, January 15, 2017

Stretching update: Der torture continues

Hi all,

So I am still stretching. Bob, who was stiffer than I was 3-4 years ago, started stretching religiously to alleviate knee pain, and... Well, he is now far more flexible than I.  He gave me some of his stretches, plus I am following this regimen. I do not know this Aussie lady but she does a nice job with her videos.

Notice that it says "beginner," but I am really struggling.  I do what I can and feel the benefits, but it is not the picture of grace!
  • I can't hold "down dog" for very long, maybe a minute or two at most. My shoulder strength is lacking. The sequence she starts at 3:45 I just cannot do straight through. 
  • I can't do the three legged dog at 4:59 either. My leg just feels like lead.
  • The entire sequence makes me realize how collapsed I am across the shoulders. 
Soldiering on! You yoga-doers, especially those of you over fifty -- does it start getting easier soon?


  1. She sounds Kiwi to me (from New Zealand, I'm an Aussie).

  2. I love her videos! And someone has mislabeled them on that channel, that is far from beginner friendly!

  3. I love yoga and incorporate some into my daily stretching. It really helps limber up my (previously broken) back. Unfortunately, I can't do the poses requiring balancing on your hands (like Downward Dog) for more than a couple seconds thanks to my RA. But the poses I CAN do are great!


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