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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. emoticon
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    I am going to start with Yoga tomorrow morning. I also have the element am pm yoga. First time...hope it doesn't hurt to bad :)

    2797 days ago
    Good luck with your yoga practice! emoticon
    2870 days ago
    Remember when you started running? starting out at smaller distanes than you do now? Yoga is like that too. With practice, it gets better and you will get stronger.
    2870 days ago
  • MAGGIE805
    I love yoga. Mind you I'm not a serious yogini. But I like how it centers the rest of body, brings balance and releases all the negative tension I develop during the week. I carry all my tension in my shoulders and lower back. Poses in yoga allow me to release all that and I think you have found that out too.

    Stretchier is good too. I know my runs are better after a really good yoga session because it's stretched all the muscles that I need. I'm glad you're enjoying it and namaste! emoticon
    2870 days ago
    SBITNER1 The brand I'm using is Element I guess and it is just called AM & PM Yoga for Beginners. The instructor is Elena Brower. I don't know much but the PM was really relaxing and the AM was awesome but some of it was really hard.
    2870 days ago
    Hi! I'm also a Yoga newbie, but I'm going more the Rodney Yee route. Which AM/PM Yoga DVD are you using?

    Great job doing both and AM and PM today! emoticon
    2871 days ago
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