Yoga. I have mixed feelings about it. See, I understand the physical benefits of it in flexibility and strength, but the whole mind part? Meh, I just don’t dig it. Not only do I not dig it, I find it giggle inducing and it makes it hard to concentrate on the parts I DO dig.
Seeing that I do I understand the physical part, I want to do it on a more regular basis as part of my Weight Wars and have been looking for a video with less of the blahblahblah mind stuff. I’ve asked for recommendations, googled and looked high and low, but I didn’t want to buy anything knowing full well if it wasn’t what I wanted, I couldn’t get my money back.
Then I remembered that I could try it in the privacy of my very own living room for free with OnDemand. (Sometimes, my “bright chickie” status is questionable.) So this morning I was in the mood to do a little Moving and clicked over. There were a lot o choices, but I’ve heard 10lb Slimdown Yoga mentioned a bunch of times and figured if it sucked I could just turn it off.
It was about 25 min long and I took a few breaks into Child’s Pose (which was encouraged) and had to modify a lot, but I did it and I actually kind of liked it. Chris Freytag was clear about the poses and moved slowly enough that I could keep up, but not to slow that I was annoyed by it. She noted modifications as we went, which I appreciated because my upper body strength needs work in certain ways and my flexibility is a shadow of it’s former self, but also encouraged you to push yourself which I need!
I think the thing I liked the best was that she kept saying how it’s not about perfect poses, it’s about progress. I’ll be doing this one again I think. It was almost – gasp – fun!
Do you do yoga? Have you tried this one? What did you think?