By Jay Hiller, May 30, 2023
In her book, Yoga For Bendy People, Libby Hensley recommends that foam rollering be approached as a conversation with your body, rather than a wrestling match. By that I think she means that we should approach foam rollering as an inquiry and not a tool for self-punishment. I liked this because it matches my approach to physical practices in general. I like testing the edges of my strength, mobility and balance, but I don’t believe in hurting myself.
I’m about 75 percent through with the book, and plan to review it here soon. I was surprised by how much helpful information I’ve found in it for my own practice, as I’m not at all bendy.
It was my first day with no work obligations in a really long time, which felt great. I did a lower body strength workout in the morning (deadlifts, bulgarian split squats, hamstring curls, plank variations and other stuff I don’t remember,) In the afternoon, I went swimming and sat in the sauna and hot tub. It was a good day.