My yoga pose of the day was Warrior 2, for sore, tired legs.
Now that soccer is over, (it breaks my heart), I can start focusing more on yoga and working out. My last soccer game was last Monday and boy, was that a hard day. Not just emotionally, but physically and mentally as well! That’s when yoga comes in handy!
You see, my brother Jed, decided to come back home to surprise me and my family. We all wanted to do something fun before he left, (on Tuesday morning), and we decided we would go take a 3 mile hike. It was so pretty out and my parents have never truly been hiking (don’t forget this was the morning of my very last soccer game).
We were all having so much fun! The fall weather made it perfect and cool in the shade and when you’d stand in the sun you’d feel like you could just fall asleep right there!
Jed and I had gone on this hike before with some friends, so we knew it wasn’t a bad hike and that I’d still have plenty of energy for my game. Lol
We took the wrong turn. Someone apparently stood in front of the sign telling us to “turn here, because you’re about to go the wrong way and hike 10 miles, you dummy”. We swore we knew where we were going. So, knowing me and my brother, we kept going, because we are always right! (not)
Five hours later, we decided to turn around and basically sprint/walk all the way back so I wouldn’t be late for my game. So, we never reached our destination. My parents never got to see the view that makes you feel like flying/passing out at the same time… Very disappointing. But, I still took a few pictures of the view when I could!
After all of that, I made it to my game. I played the whole game and finished out my senior soccer season. After sobbing for a good hour, I realized how extremely tired my legs were.
I knew the answer was to do yoga and stretch. My #1 pose/stretch for my exhausted legs was Warrior 2, It’s really easy!
Just copy what I’m doing in this picture, or follow the instructions below!
1. Turn the right toes to the right wall and bend the right knee directly over the right ankle.
2. Turn the hips and the shoulders towards the front and reach out through the finger tips, reaching towards the side walls. Turn and look at the right middle finger.
3. Press into the feet, keeping the legs strong. Sink the hips down towards the floor, and reach the crown of the head up to lengthen the spine. Relax the shoulders down and back, pressing the chest forward.
4. Breathe and hold for 3-6 breaths.
5. To release: straighten the legs and turn the feet forward
This helps open up your hips and stretch out your hamstrings! This seriously saved my legs! So much so, that I was able to start my workout routine that day!
It was leg day, too. *cries on the inside*
I hope you all like this post and that it inspires you to start doing more yoga! Comment and let me know!