Apr. 29th, 2012

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Sunday is a free day in the A-Z Blog Challenge, but I'm on a personal goal now to post every single day of April.  I love seeing my calendar with every day darkened.  And I don't imagine I'll ever accomplish it again, or not very often anyway, so I'm posting today.  And besides, I can't let up on you guys.  Are you starting to skim over my posts yet?  ::evil grin:: 

After I wrote up my Y post for Yard, which I do truly love working in the yard, it's definitely my favorite thing besides writing and grandboys and family, I realized I had another Y that I love.  And this was after me thinking I had no Y's at all!  Talk about surfeit!  Anyway, I do love Yoga.  When I first began, I remember thinking how damned HARD it was to hold those poses, and having to come up out of the pose for Warrior 1 about 4 times, my poor thigh muscles just couldn't take it.  And all that breathing!  I came away dizzy as hell.  My balance was bad, and I kept almost falling over.  My muscles would shake from the strain.  Well, 5 years later, and I'm loving it.  My balance is a lot better.  I'm a big klutz, so having better balance has helped me a little in not getting so bruised up from bumping into walls or doors when I go around corners.  And I don't get nearly as car sick as I used to.  I don't know if that's age-related, but I do think the yoga has had some to do with it.  I can work on the computer while riding in the car and read a little bit, although I'm really careful with that.  And I can hold the poses now in yoga, and do some of the hard ones that I couldn't do even a tiny bit.  And I find it easier to deep breathe to relax during all sorts of times.  Like the dentist the other day.  I'm not terrified of dentists, but it's definitely not one of my favorite things.  I went for my cleaning and there are times when I'll tense up, but I was trying to breathe through my nose instead of my mouth so as to not blow my bad breath into the hygienist's face, and I realized that I had automatically gone into my deep breathing relaxation.  So I kept it up even when she hit some tender spots.  Ok, over and out.  You only have one more day of me to go.

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