My husband and I have started doing yoga, and we are enjoying ourselves so much. I started it because I got the video cheap and he agreed to do it with me to humor me, but we were both pleasantly surprised how great it makes us feel. I normally dislike videos, but what we've been doing is Gaiam "15-minute results: Yoga" with Rodney Yee & Mariel Hemingway. What we like to do is the Bootcamp Day 1 video or some other form of cardio (we got Walking Away the Pounds and cycle that in or just spend some time on our stationary bike), then our strength training for the day, then the Total Body yoga video. We've also done the others, but really like the total body version. It's a relaxing conclusion to our exercise for the day and we're going to start waking earlier in the morning and doing that first thing before we start our day.
The question, though, is we want more because we find it so calming and yet we're feeling incremental results (for instance, just a few weeks ago, we had a hard time going from Cobra to Downward Dog in a fluid motion, but tonight we realized we're both able to do that now without pushing off from our knees). I can't say enough good things.
Are there good recommendations to expand our repertoire of yoga that are still relaxing while giving a good workout?
Starting: 41.1 BMI and extremely sedentary
Current: 30.4 BMI with strength-training and low-impact cardio
Mini-goal: 29.9 BMI (about 164 lb) and 5K walk or run
Mini-goal: 24.9 BMI (about 136 lb) and half-marathon walk or run
GOAL: 23 BMI (about 125 pounds) and marathon run!
| current weight: 165.6