For years I had a regular yoga practice. It’s something that I miss, but since getting older and doing more damage to my body, I’ve been afraid to return. The couple of times that I tried I hurt myself almost immediately. I finally thought to search for yoga routines for people with EDS (my connective tissue disorder). I was so excited to finally find one! I thought it would feel like coming home. Honestly, it was mostly just painful and intense. I thought one of the poses was downright insane for a class of people who are likely to dislocate the bones in their feet. I substituted something safer. Nothing about it felt particularly good or right. I tried a second one which was supposed to be more low-key and it bored me to tears. I gave up half-way through. It was just so solidly bleh. I did find a pilates routine for EDS and that one was quite promising. It was short- back in the day I used to do 45 minutes to an hour of either pilates or yoga most days- but it sat well with both my body and mind. Perhaps it’s something I can build on.
Seraphina wants to learn how to cook. I talked her through the making of tilapia chowder while I put another coat of paint on the drawers.