Somehow...during my recent workouts, I pinched something in my neck. I was doing my best imitation of Igor all day yesterday. Not even Advil or a massage helped. What did help was a healthy does of gentle yoga.Hulu Plus and their Fitness videos.
I selected "Gentle Yoga: Session 1" by Yoga Zone. (You can actually watch it for free without a Hulu Plus membership!) While the instructors come off a little granola for my taste, the pace was smooth and easy to follow. Don't let the title of the session fool you. It is "gentle" yoga - meaning "low impact", but your body gets a wonderfully restorative workout. Soon enough my back was popping into alignment and boom! Whatever was pinched in my neck was no more.
I usually don't like slow, gentle yoga. I gravitate toward stress relief practices that also elevate the heart rate. The more I sweat the better I feel. However, I guess a girl just has to take it easy sometimes. Today, I feel magnificent.
Do you have a favorite practice of yoga?