Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Little Things: Badge of Soreness

Workout: 45 min Strong Legs Healthy Spine Yoga

Calories: 2100

Holy Guacamole – I’m mega sore! I don’t know if it was the weights yesterday or the yoga today, but it feels like every inch of my body is sore.

I don’t know about you guys, but there’s a difference in pain and being sore after a great workout. I almost wear it like a badge of honor. Every time I get up and walk around it’s a reminder that I did something good for my body, and I love it!

As you all may know, I’ve been dealing with lower back pain so I’ve been trying to work on my core strength. Yogaglo.com has a cool search feature that allows you to filter by teacher, style, level, duration and specific use. I searched for back pain and chose this level 2 class with the following description:

Sequence of standing poses, including backbends and twists, to learn how to use our legs optimally to create both stability and receptivity. When we create lower back stability, we are able to receive our gifts, act from our highest potential, and offer ourselves to serve in the world, whatever the context.

Just what the doctor ordered!

However, me + backbends => a hardy laugh!

I’m serious, I should video tape myself trying to do one just to make all the yogis out there cringe.

Can you guys do a backbend? Any tips?

It’d be cool to do one, I guess I’m going to have to try some of their tutorials.

Off to relax some before my scheduled run tomorrow – woohoo!