Coming back home felt like walking into a sauna, what’s with this crazy heat wave?!? I feel like my skin may be sweating off. However it does make for some nice backyard sunbeam stretching. I did a complete 180 on how I feel about stretching outside once I tried it in the privacy of my backyard instead of the public beaches of Vancouver. The sun warms you right up and I swear it made everything easier. I finally got my feet on the ground on chinstand, Horray! Here’s a picture:
Also a variation:
I was pretty excited, and amazed at the difference I really have seen so far from this month of non-stop stretching. I definitely warm up quicker to my flexibility level and also have managed to get further in this month then I ever have before. There have also been some days though where I didn’t feel flexible at all and it took me along time to get through . I still wonder if I would have been better off not stretching those days instead of powering through it.
One of the best things I have learned so far though is the power of music. I always want to put on TV on a movie whenever I have to do anything, stretching, training, paperwork, computer work, doesn’t matter I have some urge to turn on the TV, even if it is just background. But it works horribly and I can’t focus on either the TV or the task at hand. It takes me twice as long to get through anything and I’ve missed most of the important parts of whatever I am watching. Music on the other hand has the opposite effect on me. Music gets my into a great work zone. I know I get focused and into any project better with music, however I still have that urge to put on TV. This past week I have decided to only stretch to music, no choice allowed. And it has been bliss! I still don’t understand why I resist it as first, but it is the best way to stretch that I have found, bar none! I think I’ll have to force myself to just start music from now on, I’ll get so much done 🙂