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I used to be one of those guys who thought that yoga was not for me. I would rather go to the gym and lift weights. Why did I need to do stretching and breathing techniques? Well, when you hit the other side of 30, things start to change. I was waking up in the morning feeling a bit less ready to tackle the day. The morning after playing basketball I felt like I could barely walk. But still, yoga?
Weren’t all yoga classes held of pretentious yoga studios? I didn’t want to go to one of those. I knew I had very little flexibility. I couldn’t touch my toes. I didn’t want to be oming with strangers in the dark of the yoga studio. I have mentioned P90X before, and I will thank Tony Horton for giving me an option for yoga. An option where I could do yoga in the privacy of my own home, with only my dogs sitting there watching me.
I can still get a good workout from doing yoga, I certainly still break a sweat. P90X offers several options of yoga workouts. There is a 90 minute workout that begins with the basic poses for about half the workout, followed by extended hold postures for the remainder of the workout. This is certainly a workout that can be broken down into 2 workouts in the interest of time. I also enjoy the yoga workout on the one-on-one collection, which is a 30 minute workout. Each pose is held for a longer period of time, about a minute, and it is a good workout.
Yoga has paid off. I have increased my flexibility. I no longer feel so sore when I get up in the morning. My stress level has been reduced. I now look forward to my yoga workouts, which I do at least one day a week. Maybe it is because it is a break from weight training, but more likely it is because I have seen the results. I definitely recommend adding yoga into your routine.