Photo Source: Taxi Athens Airport, 2015
In 3 months and 29 days, I will be frolicking buoyantly through ancient ruins in the deliciously warm Mediterranean air of Greece with a long-time dear friend. This is a trip that I've been wanting to take for a few years now, and finally I have bookmarked a page for this undoubtedly real and now very tangible trip
I don't remember ever really having a problem after long car rides in the past. Yeah, my body was stiff and I needed a couple of stretches and a bathroom break, but then I could sit right back down. It wasn't until I started practicing yoga regularly that car rides became more of an "issue". The past two years, my body has experienced growth, strength, flexibility and constant fluidity. This is a new body. I consider myself very body-conscious, able to notice any changes in movement or feeling. But as a practicing yogi now, I've become much more sensitive to this. I can feel micro-changes. Not moving for long periods of time has become more and more difficult. My desk job has brought to light numerous areas in my body that crave attention. Long car rides are in this same category. There are parts of my body that scream from the basement as if they've been abducted and chained to the wall.
We are all different, but I think we can all relate to sitting for long periods of time and then feeling like our legs are 100 years old after standing up.
I drove from Cheyenne, Wyoming to Lincoln, Nebraska and back...a little over six hours each way. My body felt like one of those oddly-shaped metal art structures often found on college campuses. Needless to say, I needed a yoga-session to put me back in place!
Hello, I'm Julie.
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