DDP Yoga: Day 1
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Well, just finished with day 1's Diamond Dozen workout! My husband agreed to do it with me! I really wanted him to do the breathing (that's a problem he's always had, he takes shallow, quick breaths all the time).
He wasn't able to complete everything, but I encouraged him to modify, take his time, and do what he could. He did the first five poses, and had to take a break. I did the rest, and he did safety zone (child's pose) with me to relax. I think his problem is he tends to hold his breath, so I told him to really focus on his breathing when it gets hard (that's what my yoga instructors used to tell me.)
I'm so proud of him. This is hard for him, because he's had almost no physical activity in years! I wish he'd let me take day 1 photos. ;)
I'm really impressed with the dynamic resistance. It feels like tai chi, with the focus you need, the engagement in the muscles, takes a lot of focus! I was proud to say I did full pushups on slow burn, although the last one was h-a-r-d!
I'm sitting up at my desk a little straighter.
I'm really excited about this program!