Excellent answer PETALIA, thanks for the good advice. Attending a gym or studio and having a certified instructor who could guide you, would be the best gift you could gift yourself. Restorative Yoga (Barbara Benagh), Yin Yoga(Jennifer Kries) are good but a guide of someone not only in what is best but how to do the pose right would be very useful.
Hmm....Although I'm not well versed in types of yoga, I have a few thoughts. My workouts are ST oriented. Muscles groups, except for core/abs, need a day of rest to rebuild. Some people get really specific. They might work shoulders one day, back another, arms, legs... I'm simpler: upper body, lower body, core/abs. I also go to a yoga class 5 days a week. The trick for me has been, like I understand that you said, not to overdo and be bushed for yoga or my gym workouts. For myself, finding a great teacher or a great studio or a studio which I could walk to with wonderful teachers was the key. Sometimes your gym itself might offer some yoga classes and perhaps they have a good teacher to start off with. Along with the care you're taking for yoga, also take care with the weight training. Lots. It's easy to overdo that stuff. What's worked for me is to listen to my body and my heart and mind. Is the amount of physical activity feeling to be too much? Too many reps or too heavy a weight or too intense a class or this teacher rubs me the wrong way or... Listen to your own self. My yoga teacher often says to try easy. I hope you find something that you like.
So I wanted to do yoga and weight training together. I can't do them on the same day because I know my muscles will be way too tired to hold poses. Therefore, I plan to do weight training on Mon, Wed, and Fri and yoga on Tue and Thur. I know my body needs rest for the muscles to repair so I'm looking to do a mild yoga practice primarily for stretching. I'm an extreme beginner with yoga so I don't know the difference between the different types. I'm wondering if someone could tell me what type of yoga would be most like stretching and wouldn't be hard on my muscles. Thanks.
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