drae wrote:circular wrote:
This morning, after learning about it from a friend yesterday, I did about 15 minutes with the free Down Dog yoga app. This is big because I have EDS hypermobility and have shunned yoga for years, since if I'm not careful I can easily injure myself.
Circular, whoa! How brave is that! I don't know what to say. What an accomplishment! Yet, maybe more Tai Chi? That could just be me. I am really so impressed with Tai Chi in general now that I finally started, and, especially with Dr. Lam and the Tai Chi for arthritis. I keep thinking could you find something that will enlarge your capacity without risking real damage? I applaud your courage. Please play safe.
Right you are. I could feel a slight tweak in my knee today, so my antennae are up. I love Tai Chi too. That would be a risk as well, but I may try it. I've decided (again) I need to do these things at home, because I have to modify them so much and pay such attention I'd be quickly out of sync with a class.
My positive item for today, after not having a great night's sleep, is I enjoyed one burst of energy about 6:30 pm and got half the house vacuumed Oh, I also made sure Orion made his appearance above my house again. Gazing into the night sky is a prayer for me. Everything falls into its proper perspective.
drae wrote:As for me, today I...
-- Stood in the kitchen window to catch the sunrise sun for 30 minutes to help fix my circadian rhythm. Because, we had 3 inches of snow and in this part of NC all stops when we get even a forecast of snow. Instant holiday! I did not want to walk on uncleared sidewalks.
-- Cooked up a pot of super chicken noodle soup for the household, with extra onions, garlic and some mushrooms!
-- Dropped everything to drive an hour to help out my son. He is the hero in the family so it was a real treat to rescue him AND got a dinner out of it with a couple hours catch up time.
You are an inspiration! All those little pleasures go a long way toward lowering stress and cortisol and thereby enhancing brain function. And the key is that you are so mindful of what you're doing, not just checking things off a list while racing rats.