Monday, September 3, 2012

Good For You

I know it may have seemed a little strange to be working today.....on "Labor Day", but I am really glad I went.  Rick had a ton of writing to do, and yes, I could have stayed home and  enjoyed the rainy day.....but I decided to go in.  The students who came to class were thrilled that I came in.
We had a great class, I felt better and they did too.

If you have injuries, arthritis, and certain chronic illnesses, you know that the weather plays havoc with your body.  We had four inches of rain today according to my brother's rain gauge. My students were all achy and out of sorts.....but were much better after class.

If the weather changes affect you, gentle stretches will almost always help......start by reaching upward toward the sky, take a few breaths......then a gentle stretch side to side, and if you're seated, go ahead and twist to the right, take about five slow breaths, then twist to the left, five more breaths.
If you can stand, swing your arms loosely, side to side, about 8 times (don't forget to breathe).
Lying on your back on the bed or floor, place your hands at the back of your thighs, pull your knees toward you chest, take a few breaths.....maybe even 8 or 10 breaths.  Sit up slow, take 10 slow breaths, in and out through your nose.......don't you feel better?  Drink a glass of water, smile because you just did something really good for you!

Goodnight, Sweet dreams

1 comment:

  1. I'm feeling relaxed just reading these movements! Thanks Jilda! Take care