The fitness revolution rolls on albeit in a much quieter way than ever before. I didn’t actually work out until this Monday because I’ve been very busy working a project for a friend. In the meantime, it’s been a bit chilly and you know how off-putting that is for me. So, I decided to go in a different direction this month. I really have been enjoying the little yoga workouts because they’ve been challenging and quite effective. Recently, I purchased a yoga DVD online because I want to get more into it. It took me a while to pick one and I asked my friends who do yoga regularly for advice. This is the one that I went with: Element: Hatha & Flow Yoga For Beginners by Tamal Dodge.
The DVD has two approximately half-hour workouts: Hatha Yoga and Flow Yoga. It comes with a strap that is used frequently for the Hatha. Although the title says ‘Beginners’ he doesn’t spoon-feed you and this could be frustrating if this is your first time. It was tough for me and I actually know a thing or two. The Flow Yoga was difficult. I fell over a few times and had to pause the DVD, in order to compose myself. Eventually, I had to stop because my wrists hurt and it was too hard to keep up with him. You should watch it first, so that you don’t get lost in the ‘flow’. The next day, my body hurt like it hasn’t for a long time.
Last night, the second time around with the Hatha was much easier because my body knew what it was supposed to do. Today, I’m going to do the Flow workout today and will take my time. That’s the difference I was looking for. You don’t rush yoga. The goal is to align breath and movement. This is very hard for me and I think this is the way I can finally get that under control. Of course, I’ll keep you guys informed as to how it progresses…and how much liniment I’ll be using. No retreat, no surrender and no excuses!
(My Fitness Revolution Days 487 to 495)