Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Ever heard of Microwave Yoga? Probably not since I made it up. If you are like me, you are always popping things in the microwave. A cup of coffee that needs a warm up, later maybe a cup of tea, that left over Mexican from last night, dinner for your husband who was late coming in, and on and on. What do you do while waiting for the buzzer to go off?
You've got a whole minute and a half to wait so why not put it to good use? My favorite microwave activity is the squat. Put your feet a little wider apart than your shoulders, suck in yo tummy, pull in yo butt. Now slowly bend your knees and squat. Keep your head looking straight ahead. Just stay put til the buzzer goes off. Another one, feet shoulder width apart, reach up to the ceiling as far as you can, lean to the left as far as you can and stay there. Then to the right and hold it. Ooh what a good stretch!
These are my two favorite microwave stretches. No, it's not yoga but it feels really good. Make up your own. You could run in place or just skip around the room. Hey, nobody is watching! Look out, this is habit forming.
As they say, just move more. Every little bit helps.