Krav Maga, Yoga, Scleroderma, Sarcoidosis and Feeling Good
I have returned to Krav Maga Classes. I kept putting it off because I was so busy, I felt it would be too much. Boy, was I wrong. I went back to my first class two weeks ago and felt energized and empowered after my class. I am working to make more time for it, but easing back into it is the best choice for me. I love how my instructors help me adapt, and do things I never thought possible. Another thng I like about the school I do attend is their emphasis on self discipline, respect for others and violence as a last resort. I feel balance balance between my inner warrior and facing the world calmly.
I also do yoga at home using DVD’s. I plan to join a local yoga collective and attend classes once my budget is squared away. Today, I will do a short yoga DVD. I need to work on m deep breathing. Not exercising January and February while I moved has made a difference in my lung capacity. I can’t take those deep breaths. After evaluation and approval by my doctors to do exercise, I have experienced the ups and downs of not staying consistent. I don’t just feel the flab. The muscles in my chest become stiff and restrict the expansion of my lungs. So, there’s that. And here I am again back at square three. Square one was when I could barely walk, so I can move easily, Square 2 was finding things I like to do to exercise. Now, at Square 3, it’s time to make these activities consistent. I have such commitment issues, bit I am very optimistic about this one.
Have a great day!
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