Omigosh! Yoga! Who Knew?

Sooooo chill!

Sooooo chill!

As some of you may know, I am participating in a 12 week team-based fitness challenge. Each week the challenge moderators throw down how many cardio and strength minutes each member needs to complete (a point each), a “within calorie goal” point, a punishment challenge handed out by the prior week’s winning team (1 point), and a team challenge (1 point) for a total of five weekly points available.

My team challenge for this 7th week is to do 30 minutes of Yoga. I was like, “Oh, crap! Seriously?” when I found out.

Now, to date I have done Yoga exactly three times. The first time sucked. I hated it. It was boring. That was shortly after I started lifting. The second time was last month as a team challenge whereupon we were asked to complete an exercise video one of our team members recommended. I picked the Yoga vid, and walked away from that feeling meh. It wasn’t awful, but…meh. Tonight I found a YouTube video by this girl named Adriene Mishler. It was about 40 minutes in length, but I stretched it to an even 45 because I liked corpse pose enough to stay in it a few minutes more. Her website is here if any of you are interested.

Y’all, it was amazing! I had a fairly rough day at the office and was pretty fezzed up when I got home, my ire further fueled by cool, cloudy weather that cancelled any hope of getting my swim on, so I was pretty grumbly when I turned on the video. By the time I was done, all was right with the world. I am not kidding. I think if I had been any more relaxed I would have slipped into a coma.

I had no idea I would like it so much. That said, here is the video I did this evening and hope y’all will give it a go when you need to do something healthy, yet relaxing:

Until Next Time…

Namaste! 😉

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13 thoughts on “Omigosh! Yoga! Who Knew?

  1. I just ordered a Pilates/Yoga workout called PiYo that incorporates both into one. I’m really looking forward to it! I like SOME yoga, but some I don’t. I used to be pretty limber, but now I have to start all over and get my new hardware working with my muscles so I can try working out again. 🙂

  2. I viewed the first few minutes, then kind of skipped ahead. I think even I can do this one! Thanks, Julie!!!!!

      1. My greatest challenge will be when she says close your eyes and just listen to her… hope I don’t drift off, but then a nap at my age is great as a stress reliever, too!

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