F is for Flexibility #AtoZChallenge


This year my A to Z Challenge is all about wellbeing - something I'm particularly passionate about. Whether it's physical, emotional, mental, spiritual or even the wellbeing of my business, I'm passionate about it! Today it's all about Flexibility :D

I'm not flexible. I was never one of those girls who could do cartwheels or backflips or whatever else it is they do these days. I could just about manage a forward roll and even then I wasn't very graceful. As I grew older, it just got worse. Perhaps working in an office hunched over a computer all day didn't really help but gradually my muscles just about gave in. Touching my toes was almost impossible.
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And then, last year, I found yoga. My first few classes were a little embarrassing because I couldn't seem to reach anywhere I was supposed to but my teacher encouraged me to go with the flow and breathe through the stretches. It actually didn't take long until I could touch my toes and soon enough I found my flexibility increasing dramatically.
It's amazing how different my body feels now compared to a few years ago. Although I do still have aches and pains, especially in my lower back and hips (my hips are the worst!), I know that I just have to get up and do some of those wonderful flexibility techniques to ease them up. It doesn't help that most of my days are still spent crouched over a computer but I'm an author - I don't have a choice!
How about you? Are you - or were you ever - flexible?


  1. I have never been that flexible. And I am a bit too OCD to be flexible in my habits! I would say I am flexible in thought though. I guess 1 out of 3 isn't too bad...right?

    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Vampires

  2. I stretch all the time. Used to do Tai Chi and yoga. I should probably dust off the CDs and try them again.

  3. I stretch before running, but if I tried that pose in the image, I would break.

  4. I am someone who does a bit of yoga myself and all, and am just moving on to the intermediate movements now. I do a lot of sport, but I feel like I still spend a lot of time either sitting down in class or doing homework, so it's good to get those muscles going.

  5. LOL Alex, I would break too!!!
    Stephen, I've always wanted to try Tai Chi... maybe one of these days I'll get round to it!
    Tim, being flexible in thought it just as good, I'm sure ;)
    Olivia - good for you! I'm kind of doing beginners to intermediate too. :D


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