Along those lines, I know that many of you have been meeting regularly with Carla and Tami to participate in the live online classes, and even more have taken advantage of their recorded exercise sessions. I want to give a big thanks to both Carla and Tami for using their time to keep us connected and exercising!
When it comes to flexibility, there are many types of stretching and flexibility training programs, and while certainly not all of them are right for everyone, the great thing about them is that, with control and attention, you have a much less risk of injury than you might with some resistance or cardio exercise.
It's interesting to take a moment and see how this might be generalized to current times. So many of us habitually conduct our lives in a way that we push and push, going fast and rarely taking time to rest. That is where the Rest Key becomes important to center on for many of us during our "normal lifestyle". But, flexibility -- with the concentration on maintaining or even increasing our range -- is a very different focus. While there is overlap with all of the Keys, the idea that, instead of just wasting your time waiting until life gets back to normal, you would take this phase when you cannot keep that same fast-paced lifestyle and devote your attention in the direction that you want.
Whether it is physically adapting your body to increase range of motion, or mentally focusing on what you really want, this isolation period is a perfect time for crafting and creating. We all know that it won't last and life will get back to some new normal. Have you considered, when that happens, what you want it to be like?
I am sure that there are things you miss and want to get back as soon as possible. But are there other things that you aren't excited to return? Maybe through this pandemic we can learn that there are many choices. Perhaps taking a forced step-back is just the right time to imagine the opportunities, and to change those things that we otherwise resigned ourselves to accepting.
If, upon reflection, you have nothing that you wish was different, then just like with flexibility focus on maintaining. But, if you do have desires to increase your reach, now seems like the perfect time to devote some thought towards how you can make that happen.
And, as always, let me know how I can help.