We retired to Arizona for sunshine (plenty of that!) and easy living. What I forgot is that we still keep getting older...OH NO! My joints actually get stiff and achy even here - who knew?
I decided it's time to revive my interest in yoga. I used to do this - about fifteen years ago! Since I am not ready to get out the door for a 6:00 am class, nor do I want to give up my morning walk around the neighborhood with Mr. Joe, I decided to try a DVD for beginners. So, mat unrolled in the living room, strap and blocks at the ready for all those places I cannot (yet) reach, I embarked on my new plan. Arms up, palms forward, inhale, bend down, step back to downward dog...OK, I can!
Standing up, I do just fine. Once I need to bend over or get on the floor, I'm in a bit of trouble. Oh, I can get down there all right (for the up part I need to pause the action for the lengthy getting back up plan execution, though). The big problem is I can't see what the heck they are doing over the top of my glasses! This, I'll have you know, has nothing to do with advancing age! Since about age six, I have been extremely myopic (that is, blind as a bat)! Wait, what is he doing now??? I think I missed a pose... I'm supposed to what?? So now, contact lenses in for 25 minutes of yoga?