Monday, April 21, 2014

Post Easter and a Knee Pillow

Easter was a gift. Food was not an issue. It was not used as a treat, reward or punishment. An attitude of food as simple nourishment was the bedrock of our holiday. No one whined, least of all: me. The day after did not have me seeking to fill a mental 'want' of anything. I am in awe of how well it works since I stopped trying to control anything.

I am doing the 30 day plank challenge. I position a semi firm pillow in the space under my left knee because that knee cannot stand the stress of kneeling on the mat and floor when getting up or down. The pillow makes all the difference.

I am not supposed to kneel in church as per my orthopedist. I wonder if a pillow will make a difference on the kneeler? I might try that.

Walked over 3 miles today in a lovely breeze. The cool part of our Florida Spring is holding on for a last hurrah before the hotter temps move in. I am grateful I could take advantage of the breeze today.

Do you have any knee stories to share?

Jane~

8 comments:

Vickie said...

Is the plank challenge push-ups or holding plank? I am assuming holding or you would have said push-up challenge. Because if it is holding, then just hold in full plank and leave weight on your knees out of it. You might start with less holding time, but you will still build strength.

Jane Cartelli said...

Holding plank. I was referring to getting down on the floor before plank and up again after I am done. That is when the knees touch down.

Cheryl said...

I feel for you; knee problems are not fun; here is to better days for both of us with our knees!

Vickie said...

If you can squat with your hands on the floor, then you can just step feet back one at a time to full plank. But perhaps can't squat ?

Jane Cartelli said...

That would require a full squat. Not allowed with my knee. Do you feel there is the problem with cushioning my knee, pre plank?

Jane Cartelli said...

I also will not be doing burpees.

Vickie said...

Nope, was just looking for answers that did not put you on knees at all. I try to stay off mine as much as possible. In class, when I have to be on them, I have a very thick yoga mat, cut in half (I gave other half to a friend) and then folded in half.

Jane Cartelli said...

It is your posts on yoga cushions that gave me the idea of using the knee pillow. :-)