I’ve wanted to be flexible — to touch my toes, even — for years. It’s not something you’d know, but being tall can come with a bunch of downsides: back pain, bad posture, inflexibility, and even dirty feet (because who can stretch down to clean them in a tiny shower cubicle).
This year, as part of my Sessions training, I’ve resolved to try to get a handle on the inflexibility. (Next year I’ll work on my posture.) I’ve never been much of a yoga fan, in part because of the practicalities of being in one place for a long stretch of time for classes, and apps on the iPhone never worked much for me in the past either.
Given my rigidity, it’s been hard keeping to the programme. At first I wanted to stretch every day, but now I think I’ll be content just to do a 15-minute series of movements/exercises five days per week.
I’m using Beeminder to keep me honest. I’ve only been going a little over a week or two, but I’m already starting to feel some give in my hips and hamstrings.
Let’s hope the progress continues!