As you have read before I’ve been working on coming up with a plan. Last time I showed you the one I came up with for this first week just to start off. This plan didn’t just include running but I always do strength throughout the week, so this time around I’ve decided to try to incorporate Yoga, to help me stretch and hopefully remain injury free!
I’ve done Yoga before in group classes at my college rec center and they weren’t always the greatest. I did the mistake of doing one that was an hour long and my attention span was just gone after 20 minutes…needless to say that kind of brought me away from the yoga route.. so here I am again…
trying to find my inner yogi.
This weekend I went out and bought Jillian Michaels Yoga Meltdown
I really liked the workout so far. For my yoga level, this was an excellent workout. I definitely broke a sweat and my heart rate was elevated a bit, but nothing too crazy. I did this after a short run and all the downward dogs were a great way to stretch out. Also, a lot of poses that stretched out my hip flexors which was also needed after running. I am blanking on pose names because I can never remember.
Now most of you picture yoga all sensual, peaceful and smooth, like so:
Let’s just say I’m not so smooth…buttt, I’m getting better. I don’t know the poses yet so flowing into them doesn’t really happen lol..pretty sure sometimes I’m all twisted up and just start over.
I did some brand new poses (to me… Im a newb) which I really liked, like the dolphin pose.
So anyways, I definitely liked the video from Jilian Michaels, and I hope to continue my yoga. If you’re looking for a good tape- go buy it!
And now I will leave you with a yoga funny that I found on Pinterest that had me cracking up! 🙂