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?