Monday, January 10, 2011
I've heard amazing things about Yoga. About how it makes you stronger and stretchier, and have better breathing and posture. Really I've just heard amazing things about Yoga all the way around. In fact I'm not sure I've ever heard anything bad about it. Well I got two Yoga DVDs and decided to try out the AM/PM one. Last night I did the PM one and it was nice, easy, and relaxing. There was a point where I was just laying on the ground breathing. It felt really good. Today I did my aerobic work out to help me warm up and then went on my run. When I got back I did my Zen workout which is like Tai Chi and then did the AM Yoga session. Now let me tell you the stretching felt amazing especially after my run and all today. However, Yoga is not easy and while it may make you stronger and stretchier I am not starting off that way. Some of the moves were impossible for me at this level. I was somewhat disappointed that I couldn't do all the moves but I know that I will get stronger and be able to do them soon. Tomorrow I will try Jillian Michaels Yoga as part of my strength training and for my days calorie burn. I figure if Yoga for beginners was torture then Jillian will probably kill me.