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! πŸ˜‰

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About Julie the Workaholic

Mom of three (grown) sons and one (grown) step-daughter, wife of one, friend of many, and owned by seven 4-legged critters, writer, photographer, friend, huge fan of life, and most of all, lover of all things beautiful .….Getting healthy, and hoping to make a dent in the world in a most positive way! (And then there's my alter-ego, the Workaholic, who is me, just unfiltered.)
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13 Responses to Omigosh! Yoga! Who Knew?

  1. janeybgood says:

    This looks good, I’m going to give it a go when my family are fine visiting. It’s exactly what I need. Thanks Jules!

  2. 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. πŸ™‚

  3. Kristin says:

    Yaaaaay Julie!!!! So happy to hear you loved the yoga video!!! I LOVE YOGA!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  4. Thanks, Jules. I’ve been reading a lot about yoga, and have been visiting http://bepresentyoga.wordpress.com/ for more information on it. There are so many advocates of it, it makes sense to try. Thanks for posting your experience with it.

  5. bobothefishy says:

    Cool video, thanks may try that!

  6. silverliningsanddustbunnies says:

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

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