I was doing okay with this and slowly increasing my time in thirty second bursts. But my knees started to hurt. I have a job where I do some serious lifting up and down a ladder and am on my feet for 8-12 hours at a time. After a couple weeks of stair climbing and working, I found myself shaking on the ladder at work because my knees hurt. (Yes, I'm fat and need the exercise, but I don't want to fall off the ladder no matter how tempting the thought of staying home on workman's comp is.)
So I'm mixing it up. I started doing a little yoga in the morning. On days when I work, I don't have anymore than an hour to do my whole miracle morning, so I needed a 5 minute exercise. I started out with just a few sun salutations, but I had to think about the steps because I'm out of practice.
Thank goodness for YouTube, y'all. I found a couple of easy stretch yoga videos that are only five minutes long. I do this right after my meditation practice and I'm already noticing a difference in my body. My feet don't hurt as much first thing in the morning, and my posture is improving as I get my blog work done.
Here is my favorite sequence from YouTube. And it really is just five minutes!
Do you practice yoga? I used to have some serious skill, but I need to work my way back up there. If you have any videos or apps you love to complement your own practice, I'd love to hear about them. I'm always looking for ways to mix things up. Or at least keep it fresh so I don't stop. I'm only 27 days into my goal of 365 in a row. I'll need to bank a few good ideas.