It's going really well, actually! I surprised myself the other day when I realized I could touch the floor with ease, straight-legged, bending at the hips (not the spine). I'm not fully palms down, but I'm not reaching and sratching at the floor, either. They're down enough that I can start working a finger stretch into my hamstring stretch.
That little bit of progress is so encouraging. I found that I put so much more time and effort into my stretching that day, after seeing some really positive results. Though it's never happened to me, I guess it's the same feeling as if you're on a diet, and you step on the scales to suddenly realize you've lost 10 pounds. It made me realize that all the little things I'm doing are really starting to add up.
|Looks like his toes are even a little higher than his heels, super stretched!|
I make an effort to always bend like Nanook of the North, getting a hamstring stretch in where ever I possibly can, even if it's just while I bend down to grab the butter out of the fridge. I work on doing short little stretches (a minute or so) as many times in the day as I can, and once or twice a day I do a longer deeper stretch (about 2 or 3 minutes per leg). I keep my halfdome kicking around my house so I can either do a pelvic list on it while balancing, or just stretch my calf on it while I'm talking to my baby, or typing an email, or watching a dvd or something.
So there you have it. An update. A good update, at that! And it's not even 9:00 in the morning yet. Happy Monday, and Happy stretching everyone!!