Hello all I'm fairly new to Yoga and I am hoping to learn more and more each day on a fitness level. My first goals are:
-to increase my flexibility
-to increase my stamina
-to decrease my stress levels
-to pair with appropriate nutrition to battle the current illnesses I have - epilepsy, chronic fatigue, chronic anaemia and insulin resistance.
My BMI is perfectly healthy for my age, height and weight, but I have a family history of Type 2 Diabetes, and although I am slim, I have just been diagnosed with the first step of getting the disease - insulin resistance. So I'm taking my health into my hands and transforming my lifestyle so that I can hopefully avoid it.
At the moment I am self-teaching myself Yoga (I have 4 kids so getting to the gym for a Yoga class is kinda tricky). I'm using the FitStar Yoga app that is paired to my FitBit. So far, I'm finding it a good tool for learning about poses, but maybe sometime in the future I will likely find a Yoga teacher to help on poses that I am getting wrong. For now, it will have to do.
I also walk every day and dance in the living room with my kids
Any advice is greatly welcome.