Grace, Poise, Balance and Blindness
Do you have trouble keeping your balance while walking or exercising? Well, I do. I believe it is caused or is at least contributed to by low vision. I find it somewhat embarrassing when I walk with my guide dog or cane and I weave or even stumble like I am drunk. I want to walk tall and proud so I decided to consciously work on my balance to see if it helps my confidence.
If you are a dog or cane user, your body develops muscles differently from one side to the other which causes imbalances in your body structure. This can cause arm, neck, and back pain. Some of this can be alleviated if you are very aware of all your muscles while walking all the time but who does that? Life happens. Your dog sees a squirrel and pulls you off your mark or your cane gets caught in a hole and it jabs you in your stomach. It is a rare walk for me when everything flows perfectly.
I have discovered that by stretching after a walk that body imbalances do not accumulate from one day to the next and I can maintain my balance better than before I used to stretch. Yoga and lifting free weights regularly keeps my muscles equally strong and lengthened which helps me walk and stand with more poise and grace. Disciplining myself to exercise, stretch, and relaxing fully has made all the difference in how I look and feel.
Available now is Sculpting With Weights Level 1, a fully described basic workout with hand weights. It’s time to get your confidence back.The workout is easy to purchase and download.
Eyes-free Fitness Cardio Level 1 and 2 are in production. They will be here very soon!
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