Today, I celebrated International Yoga Day with my Dad for the first time. He turned 70 this year, but we don’t dare call him “old”, because he is still our Shah Rukh Khan, young and dashing. 😀
My Mom often complains that he is a little bit too active for his age. While serving in defense forces, my Dad was always conscious of healthy living. But after retirement, he has completely turned into a fitness freak. In fact, he carried on his daily ritual of walking at least 3 km here in Sydney as well.
Back home, he would wake up at 4 in the morning, go for an hour long walk, and then do jumping jacks, sit-ups or practice yoga. As the temperatures are really low early morning in Sydney, he walks after breakfast, completing about 3k to 4K steps. If the weather isn’t suitable, he would pace either in the room or walk on our treadmill. And if his aging limbs aren’t aching in the evening, he would go on another walk.
Sometimes he works out so much that mom and I would pull him out of his exercise and ask him to sit on the couch and watch TV. 😛 It’s not that his joints don’t hurt, but he would apply pain relief gel and walk again. 🙂
So let me introduce you all to my Dad.
I too joined him. It’s been 10 weeks since I gave birth to my boy. My Diastasis Recti has improved so I can start doing some more core exercises in the coming weeks. Yo planks! Yo Pushups! But for now, I am doing lots of stretches and pelvic workouts to heal and strengthen my body. I will be writing a separate post on my postpartum fitness.
I am able to hold headstands again. Yayyy! So ending the post with one of Yoga Inversions (which you might remember are my favorite).
Did you celebrate Yoga Day today? Do share a link if you have written about it.
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