For those who read Shelley's blog, you know she also injured her hamstring over the summer while training for a half marathon. It's still dogging her and although I know it's going to feel better now that she's not running as much, she and I have had some correspondence wondering if we'll ever be the same again. Then stupid Runner's World ran a story about a woman who has been dealing with her injury for SIX years. Makes a sister want to lay down and cry.
Anyway, my thought was I'd have Mr. Helen take some photos of of me doing the pose and explain it. However after seeing the photos I realized you really need to sort of hear an explanation of it. I was home and had the time so.... I honestly cannot believe I'm about to show you in all my chubby glory - no makeup, glasses, hair pulled back, slippers in the background of the video but yep, I am. I must really love you guys. I would have liked to have done another "take" - this was the second - because I realized I never once smiled, not even at the end. But Mr. Helen's patience only goes so far. Without further ado, here's that pose, along with my creative way of getting around the fact that I only had 1 yoga block and needed 4.
Shelley, I hope this helps. I would suggest you start by putting your non-sore leg forward first because you will get a little stretch through the back leg. Then do your sore leg.
All day yesterday my body felt different, as in better with less pain - even my dumb back. In fact as we were snowed/iced in, I got on the treadmill and ran for a whole hour. A WHOLE HOUR. Been a long time since I even felt like doing that! Maybe this style of yoga is going to put me on the path of my 2014 goal which is just to feel better.
Also, I would like to remind you, I'm capable of looking pretty good when I want to - it's just not practical for exercise or snowy/icy days at home;)