Last summer during what passed for a heatwave in London I flew up to Edinburgh to visit my aunty. Even though the flight is less than an hour I got up to relieve my akathisia (inability to sit still) by doing a few yoga stretches for my legs . I was wearing a gym vest because it was so warm and was greatly amused when the air hostess described my arms as “ripped” . I am in my early sixities and this is not a word that anyone has ever used about my appearance.
However recently a more accurate description would have been “wrecked”. I had stopped going to the gym and had only been using my trike for exercise. I had some winter bug I couldn’t get rid of which culminated in the vomits. The next day my ribs were stiff from the heaving and my back was aching from all the jiggling about when I couldn’t sleep.
So I am trying to build up a yoga habit at home going back to the basics and this video is quite useful. It’s only 20 minutes - simple poses and not too many instructions. Hopefully the stretches will help the stiffness in my neck, shoulders, back and arms. It is ridiculously hard to do yoga with dyskinesias. I am struggling just to get my palms to meet.