I never really stopped stretching, but now I’m starting to do a few yoga poses again. I stand in a “warrior” pose and marvel at how my mat holds my feet still, and I remember being able to have my feet further apart without any of the balance wobbling I’m doing.
I remind myself I used to spend 30 minutes on the treadmill and when I started again it was 3 minutes, so quit worrying about “used to do” and just do.
So. A few standing poses. I’m aware of my balance. A few floor poses. I’m aware of my back. A few twists. I feel looser. Getting off the floor is harder but doable.
I often refer to the book MegaYoga by Megan Garcia when I’m unsure about how to position my feet and so forth.
This is written as I am rebuilding strength and stamina after a pulmonary embolism and other issues that made me persistently short of breath.