As you know, I’ve been having some trouble with my calves becoming very tight during my runs. After doing some research, I discovered that stretching regularly is key to solving this problem. As such, I decided tonight, to start doing yoga every day to help with that.
I’ve never done yoga before.
I google searched (the font of all knowledge) “yoga for runners”.
I found a bunch of yoga videos for free on YouTube.
I got 2 minutes into my first choice before I stopped. It only had static pictures. I had no idea how to get from one pose to another.
I got 5 minutes into my second choice before I stopped.
Yoga, as it turns out, is not just stretching but also balance. It turns out that attempting your first session of yoga after 3 (albeit small) glasses of red wine and two (again small) bottles of sake, is not easy. In fact, it is down right dangerous! Instead, I’m off to do a much easier task like planning a lesson on the hybridisation of carbon. At least for that I can sit down!
PS Why do all commentators on yoga videos sound like they’re stoned? Surely that wouldn’t help with your balance either!