As a programmer I build and automate solutions every day. I
start with a problem, find a solution, and then write software
to automate solving that problem in future so I no longer have
to worry about it. Fabulous, right? Well, it makes dealing
with the fact that I am just a sack of meat that much harder.
If I want the meat sack that is my body to function properly
it takes regular exercise; solving the same problem, often in
the same way, over and over again day after day. This is the
very antithesis of the way things work in computing!
Excited about yet another free t-shirt
When I discovered yoga I was already running regular 5Ks, but
missed having the flexibility and control over my body that I
once had when I was doing gymnastics as a kid. It was actually
the WiiFit which got me started, and then the breweries of
Nashville which helped get me serious. Now I consider it an
integral part of my training routine alongside running. And
not only has it improved my physical balance, but it's also
improved my mental balance as well.
So this week I endeavored to give myself an annual baseline on
Instagram on a number of poses and track more of my practice
here. I don't do yoga
every day, but every day I do is better.