Sitting Yoga.

Last year I hit the big 50 and without a doubt over the last few years my fitness levels have dropped a lot.

I used to be able to get out in my chair and push a good few miles without a problem, but now once round the block and this old boy is beaten!

I was chatting on Twitter with Mik Scarlet and I said I couldn’t bath anymore as I can’t get out the bath, he mentioned that doing sitting yoga has enabled him to build up his strength and he can get himself out of the bath and so I decided that enough was enough and that I needed to do some daily exercise.

Mik published a YouTube video last year in a series of Fit at Fifty on sitting yoga, yes yoga that I can do whilst sat in my wheelchair and it is a 6 minute routine.

So today I put up the video on the TV and did my first session of sitting yoga, I had previously watched it and thought that it looked easy and I could not have been any more wrong!

I used to love going to the gym, I used to love getting out for a run as well and I had forgotten how good that post exercise ache feels.

So thank you to Mik, I think he has given me that nudge that I needed and I plan to do a session of this sitting yoga every morning. Of course that depends on my pain levels, there are bound to be days where it is just not possible and I also expect my body is going to complain about this exercise.

So finally after years of saying “this is the year I start exercising”, I actually have.

It will of course without a doubt cause some extra pain in the beginning but hopefully my body does tolerate this and if not, well then I go a little slower and see how that goes!

 

 

By Zechariah Richardson

Over 50, disabled, husband, father and gramps who reviews products and writes blog posts about his life, beekeeping, gardening and whatever pops into his brain!

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