I want less of my evenings spent like this:
And more spent like this:
I’m making a commitment to you that I’m going to do more yoga. I’ve said it before, but this time it’s different. Stress and anxiety aren’t welcome and I’m working to rid it from my life with whatever simple measures I can make. I know stress is just a part of life and growing up, but if I can take steps to lessen its impact, why wouldn’t I?
Asthma is one thing I can’t help having but it’s something I work to control through diet, consistent exercise and (unfortunately) with added medication (though only when needed). Also unfortunately, asthma is worsened by stress and anxiety. And you can’t blame anyone on having an anxiety attack while having an asthma attack; I mean if you can’t breathe that’s pretty darn scary! But if we can take simple steps to reduce our stress, then maybe we can reduce the likelihood of stress-induced asthma (or chest pains).
After an evening in the Emergency Room and 2 asthma (and anxiety) attacks, I’m committing myself back to yoga; at least 3 times / week; at least 20 minute YogaDownload.com sessions. It doesn’t have to be anything difficult; it can be as easy or challenging as I see fit that night, but it’s going to happen. It has to happen. For my sanity and yours. For my health.
And since we store stress in our hips, maybe we should all do some runners lunges before bed. Feels good to me.
Do you do yoga? What’s your favorite pose?