So, sit yoga. I fell upon sit yoga because
I was looking for a low impact way of doing some exercise and building up stamina. I found
it on line, a little page of of a six minute sit yoga workout. I adapted it, and added a few
moves myself. So will now introduce you to what do for my
sit yoga. The first thing I do is I relax. Completely
relax, flop into my chair and breathe from here (the chest). Breathe in, and out, and
focus on the breathing and that gets you in the zone. Do that for 30 seconds, and you
do all of these for 30 seconds each. Then the next one I do is I reach right up
as far as I can, I look at finger tips and I breathe in and out in and out, keep yourself
all tight and stretch as much as you can. The next stretching one I do is you bend over
like that.That’s as far as I can bend without falling out of my chair and I have a metal
rod up my back so I’m not the most flexible or bendiest people. That’s a reason why I
didn’t want to go to a yoga class, but I wanted to do it at home.
Once you don that one, you do the opposite.I’m able to control my trunk but if you’re not
you can hold your chair and that way you’re still stretching yourself out.You can honestly
feel it, really working. Once you’ve done those, you then hold you
hands straight out in front of you, try to keep yourself balanced.If you can’t if you
haven’t got the core muscles, lean back into your chair and do it. You’ll still find it’ll
be working out your shoulders. Same again for your shoulders this way, as
far as you can. That’ll tighten all your back muscles, the top of your shoulders and your
core if you can use it. Then you do that one, and you hold that a
bit like you;re rushing down hill, yeeyoww. And that’s another one that tightens up your
core. I had to work up to this one as I have arthritis in both my shoulders and that’s
not a normal position for me, so I got to there and went OW. And it’s really important
to remember if you;re doing any exercise and it hurts, stop. Say you go and that one and
you can only get it to there, like I did when I started, just stop.That’s as far as you
can go. Gradually you’ll find that you can hold yourself higher and for longer.
Once you’ve done all of those, the last ones I do, because it’s a little bit of a more
burny one. On the little thing I downloaded off the Internet this was for people with
full leg movement, and what you’re meant to do is hold your arm out, and then your opposite
leg straight out.Obviously I can’t do that, but what I can do is hold my leg up so I do
that.and I hold that for 30 seconds like that. And then I do the other side. And as you can
tell that one is quite hard to do. Trust me, 30 seconds is well enough.You”ll definitely
not want to do any more than that. Once you’ve done all of those you want to
finish by relaxing again. Just breathe and allow all your muscles to drop out.And it’s
really lovely. Honestly that has increased my stamina and
increased my muscles and made my arthritis much better.So it really does work.
Give it a go, see what you think. I will be doing some stuff laying on the floor, but
I thought for now let’s do some sitting yoga. Later on I’ll do some more rolling around,
I don’t know, you can just watch it and laugh.As yes it will. be funny.
But for now, that’s sit yoga.Don’t forget, Fit At Fifty.It’s meant to be fun.