There's something I want to ask you to do with me. I feel like if I commit to it here with you and you decide to join me I’ll be motivated to follow through and keep my word.
This fall I am going to spend a lot of time working on deepening my yoga practice. The main reason I love yoga might not be the reason most people do. The reason I love yoga is for it's ability to move stuck energy. That's why I personally am devoted to it at this stage in my life. I also believe that to stay youthful as we age it's vital to keep nutrients moving up and down the spine and yoga is also great for that.
One of the things I really need to work on is my hamstrings. They're pretty tight and always have required some work. I'd like to challenge you and myself everyday for the next month to do a 5 minute seated wide legged forward fold. It might be nice to play some pretty music and light a candle too if you want to make it even more soothing.
If you feel stuff come up while you're doing a forward fold, let it out, celebrate and go ahead and cry if that's what your body calls for. It's all healing. It's all self love.
When doing the forward fold you don't want to go all the way to your edge if you're holding it for a length of time. You want to be able to relax into it. Prop yourself up on as many pillows and blankets as you need. If having straight legs is too much of a stretch roll blankets up under your knees or use a pillow. Try propping your butt on a blanket or pillow to help lift you off the ground a little to fold forward better. Depending on your flexibility doing a forward fold doesn't even have to mean you actually fold forward if sitting up straight is enough of a stretch.
Will you join me, please? Let's energetically support one another. If you're in my family and have tight hamstrings you should definitely do this with me (Haha! No pressure). It's even more important for those of us who have trouble with it and beneficial for all.
Let's officially start the challenge Friday September 1st - Saturday September 30th but feel free to join in anytime. Keep me posted on how it's going on social media!
Sending lots of love,