me: i have a chronic illness that is incurable
healthy person: um sweaty :) have you tried yoga :) :) one time i almost had a cold and then i did two whol yoga and the next day i was cured :) :) :) yoga will cur e all ur problems sweaty :) clearly ur just not tryign hard enough to get better :) :)
it’s probably already been done six ways to sunday by now, but i wanted to take my stab at yoga!levi inspired by this most excellent post. (ps, if you haven’t started following theicarustheory yet, rethink your life choices and start following her immediately, because her art is incredible and these snk documentaries are the actual cutest.)
Usually before and after pictures are of people losing weight, but for me the 50+ pounds I’ve gained over the past 4 years are a personal triumph. Recovering from an eating disorder is a long road, but I’ve learned to value my life and my body and now I’m the healthiest (physically and mentally) I’ve ever been. I used to blackout after jogging half a mile, but just this passed weekend I hiked 12 miles without issue. Seeing all the incredible things my body can do through yoga, trail running, and rugby has really helped me finally love myself no matter what size.
I actually can’t believe that I haven’t shared this yoga routine from Do Yoga With Me on The Hungry Runner yet! It perfectly targets all of the major leg muscles used when running, and the first IT Band stretch in the beginning… the best! If you run a lot, you need this yoga routine NOW. No, not later. NOW!