I’m not getting any younger, but I almost didn’t get any older. As I have aged (like many other people), my younger stupidity has caught up with me in the form of aches and pains; creaks and strange gravelly grinding noises. To stave off the worst of some of these, I have tried running, jogging(the only thing worse than running), walking, tai chi, yoga, swimming, weight lifting, and a million other things that are guaranteed to help you feel young again.
What a load of garden compost!
I don’t know anyone that feels younger for having done any of these things. I have, however, found that I do creak and ache less if I swim regularly and maintain a certain flexibility with yoga and tai chi, which is what brought me to the place of writing this post.
It all started with Pinterest. I’ve been having some work related aches and pains in my back and decided I’d try their handy-dandy yoga back stretch for neck and back pain. See link Yoga
Do NOT do this if you are well endowed! My boobs almost smothered me! Luckily, I had sense enough to realize I was endangering my own life and stop before I passed out.
All that being said, it did lead to me finding a better way to store my yoga mat. It had been lurking in the bottom of my closet, but today I had a lightbulb go off and thought about all the unused space in the TOP of my foyer coat closet. Sure enough one nail later I was in business, except for the “it wouldn’t stay on the nail” part. Once again, Pinterest came to mind. This time in a good way. I’d seen where people have used those cheap plastic shower curtain rings for hanging scarves and belts and such, so…
Here it is hung on the door so you can better see how I have it attached. The picture for the unused space isn’t as good, but you get the idea.