Beat Cabin Fever With The Power Of Yoga

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Cabin Fever

It has been over a week since I’ve been active. I’m going stir crazy, folks. If I were an Eli Roth horror movie, I’d be…Hostel. Hah! See what I did there?

But really, I am getting a severe case of cabin fever from sickpocalypse 2k13. Even though I was able to return to work yesterday, I still had to cut it short after I taught. Being upright for so long destroyed my constitution–I had to come back home and lie down. I don’t foresee today being any different.

I spent eight days in the house, only stepping outside to go to the doctor–which wasn’t good  for much, honestly. They just gave me Keflex and told me I didn’t have either mono or the flu.

Which are all great things. I just still feel like poopsticks.

I look forward to being back to my normal, fairly active self. I miss it. This not-moving-around thing is making me go stir crazy. I want to run. I want to move. I want to do something.

But I can’t.

Luckily, I have found one activity that doesn’t wear me out to the point of exhaustion is a nice, slow, relaxing yoga sequence. More than anything I’ve tried so far, this yoga sequence has really helped relax and energize me. As much as anything can relax and energize me, that is.

Now, I can’t do any power yoga, but I have found that alternating between child’s pose, downward dog, frog pose, plow, and a few others relaxes me and helps me focus. Being sick and worn down, anything that can help ease some tension and lift the brain fog is a good thing.

It may not burn many calories, but when I can’t move around much, yoga honestly feels like the best thing in the world. I love yoga anyway, but since I’ve been sick, it’s been downright nirvana. #giggle

So, next time you feel yourself going stir crazy with a bout of cabin fever, try some yoga. It’s awesome.

What do you use to clear your mind after you’ve been sick? What’s your trick?

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