Today I have set a personal record! Touching my knees with my nose during the Seated Forward Bend, also known as Paschimottanasana.
Last year I had an injury due to extensive walking (10.000 steps daily) on the wrong shoes. It took me a couple of months of physiotherapy and exercise to recover. Instead of quitting the exercise when I finally recovered, I gradually added more and more different exercises. Resulting in a daily practice of 30 exercises in about 45 minutes.
The exercises are a mix.
- Exercises for my heels
- Strength training
- Exercises to prevent arthrosis in my hands
- Strengthen my back
- Core training
Some of them I got in the past from my physiotherapist. Others I learned during yoga classes I took when I was in my thirties. A couple I have found on the internet. And a great deal I have learned from my son, who is an avid practitioner of Muay Thai.
And to be honest, the record of today wasn’t a real record of course. When I took yoga classes I could easily touch my knees with my nose.
But here you see the practice of Kaizen in fool bloom. I started this particular exercise about half a year ago and back then I was glad to be able to bend my back a little bit. Making me one happy cookie today. 🙂