Power Yoga

Last Thursday’s class I introduced us all to power yoga. I had been interested in it trying it, but I just hadn’t managed to fit one of those videos into my home workout. I typically do the yoga at home that I know I would get a little negative feedback from the group. It tend to do a faster vinyasa flow at an intermediate level or I do restorative and slower hatha yoga.

Since we had been meeting twice weekly since January, some of us since November, I decided we were ready to give power yoga a shot. I loved it! It was the best yoga work out I had gotten in a while. Unfortunately we only got halfway through the video before the network crash and we lost our internet connection. We had done tree pose on only one side. So I decided to actually lead the class and finish out the tree pose for the opposite leg. After we balanced our bodies back out, I found some meditation music on my Kindle, thank goodness I carry it everywhere! I found a peaceful song by Shaman’s Dream that lasted about 10 minutes. It was a great way to finish out in savasana.

Needless we will be revisiting that video again to get the full use out of it, possibly as early as Tuesday. I was sad we didn’t get to do the second half which was mostly balancing poses, but I was happy I got a workout from it. The next day my shoulders and triceps were a bit sore, but not too achy.

This evening is another yoga night, I think we will be doing a fusion yoga / Pilates video.  But tonight will be a little different from my average Thursday night, not only do I have tomorrow off, but this evening after I return home I will have another yoga practice to do.  My fiancé has requested to do yoga with me if it wouldn’t be too much for me.  He has watched my excitement and passion for yoga grow and he wants to try it for himself.  So of course I could never tell him no to that!


Bikini Body

It’s never too early to start thinking of your summer beach body. Last week I started a new workout site. (If you haven’t noticed I am not a big fan of gyms. The gyms near my house are not very good on only have weights and treadmills; no classes. So I have resorted to making my own classes with a variety of workouts.)

As we all know I have been facilitating a yoga class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Lately I have noticed my body aching for more. I have been adding at least one extra yoga practice a week, but it’s just not enough.

A couple of Sundays ago I was listening to Pandora and for the first time ever they fed me an ad that I was actually interested in. It was an ad for a new workout site, Daily Burn. Right now they have an introductory special for a free month, after the promotion is over it’s a $10 monthly charge.  They also have a nutrion progam (I haven’t started that yet).

I started the Daily Burn 15. It’s a 15 day program with videos only lasting 15 minutes of mainly cardio, but also core work and a bit of strengthening exercises. It says for all fitness levels, but be careful! I sweat like a wild boar when I do the videos.

I do have a few little grievances with the website, and it might be just the program I have selected. If I miss a video it continues my day count instead of waiting for me to complete that workout. I know it is designed for 15 straight days, but I have discovered the days I have yoga I am normally to exhausted to do the 15 minute workout.

I have given some thought to getting up earlier in the morning and getting my workout in before work or just to continue skipping those Tuesdays and Thursdays and pick my yoga videos a bit more carefully to insure I am not working the exact muscle groups two days in a row.

I updated my measurements page and will do so ago after this program is done. Now is the perfect time to start working on that swimsuit body!

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