Thursday, 7 January 2010

I tried power yoga

This morning The Boyf went to gym at 5:30am, which made me feel that it would be wrong of me to sleep in (guilt can be a great motivator.hehe). So, I slid out of bed and decided that I should finally try out my Yogazone power yoga DVD and see if I like yoga....

The power yoga DVD I have is for beginners and has 2 x 20 minute sessions on it. Though the yoga instructors seemed to change positions really quickly (i was still half asleep) and getting my breathing right took a little practice, I still found that I managed to do all the positions rather easily and felt like i had a nice workout after doing both sessions.

What I loved most about doing yoga with a DVD instead of with people around me was that I could just do it in my living room, make a fool of myself and wear anything (or nothing).

I think I will try and do this DVD a few more times to get the hang of it and see if it gets addictive. If I really like it I may have to go and find a nice yoga class to join (or maybe I will just invest in a more advanced yoga DVD).

Have you tried any new exercises lately?

21 comments:

  1. Nope. I don't believe in exercise. If God wanted us to run he'd have placed us in a hamster wheel.

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  2. Very cool Brazen! No doubt you know how much I love yoga. With all seriousness, it changed my life. I hope you carry on!

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  3. Sid - hahaha!

    DT - It was very cool to try yoga. I will let you know if i get addicted to it :)

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  4. I'm going for a intro lesson in aikido tonight....not sure how that will pan out, but want to try anyway :-)

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  5. i have been dying to try yoga aswell. I have a Wii game that has it on, might just give it a try now :-)

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  6. Do you reckon you have to be flexible to do Yoga? I can't even touch my toes but I've always wanted to try Yoga.

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  7. I have thought about exercise, but only thought.

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  8. haven't tried anything new but this morning, i went to gyn, did 40 minutes of cardio and didn't die. that should count for something.

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  9. I have been doing the tae-bo ones (well for a whole 2 days in a row now) think I should invest in a yoga one as well!

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  10. Yoga rocks!!! I miss my classes - did them at gym but now they instructor has left!!!

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  11. yoga's good stick with it

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  12. i LOOOOOVE yoga!! no sweating & you will still be sore the next day! win win!!

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  13. LOL @ Sid....that was me 15 yrs ago!

    Brazen - I do believe I have the same dvd but had a very different experience...I shall be passing it on to my stepmum.

    I am simply NOT a yoga gal. I need high energy, interval training....kickboxing and the like. I felt like such a fool in my lounge doing downward dogs and sunset warrior thingies!

    I think the WII fit could be fun too.

    Strength to you!

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  14. In the USA there are these tapes of 10 minute stuff. 10 minute arm workouts, 10 minute ab tapes, 10 minute salsa dancing. I try those. I never been much of a yoga person but I think I'm going to try it soon cuz it's slow. Good luck with the yoga!!

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  15. I also love yoga. I have a lovely DVD at home. I did it three times this holiday! *blush* I was planning on more but my diary was full.

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  16. I've never tried yoga but I would really like to this year. I'm a very high strung person so I think it would do me some good!

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  17. I'm starting to love Pilates! I would love to get really strong core muscles. That would rock!

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  18. If you like Yoga, try and get a Wii Fit, with a Balance Board. The Yoga Program on there is very advanced but easy to learn.

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  19. i love working out at home! i get so hot and sweaty that the clothes don't stay on for long, and that does not matter at home! i would love to try this, too! but not at 5:30 am. shudder.

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  20. oh I love yoga!!!
    I hardly ever use vids these days though -- between all the classes I'm taking there just doesn't seem to be enough time in the day.
    I just plop myself down whenever I feel like it, and work on a few of my favorite moves, like downward facing dog:D

    I'm going to be learning salsa soon, does that count as trying a new exercise? :)

    xoxo
    Olivia

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  21. my pet aversion. That's why I have a power chair now. Only exercise I get now is my fingers on a mouse

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