Morning Meanderings… YOGA. Ouch. Who Knew?

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Friday!  Wow!  I never lack of surprise how fast the days can go!

Yesterday afternoon my friend who shall not be named (*cough* GAIL! *cough*) thought it would be a good idea if I joined her for a Beginners Gentle Yoga Class.  It’s yoga I thought, how tough could it be?

Make a note:  I have never taken a yoga class.

Well for those of you in the know…. you know.  🙂  It wasn’t that it was hard, I like to stretch… but some of it for those of us… uh… who haven’t been doing a lot of strength training recently… it can really point out your weaknesses.

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Planking, as shown builds strength in your core. You are to hold this position.

The sad thing is, I used to be able to do this a lot better than what my performance yesterday.

I did enjoy the class, and know that this is something I would like to do again. Strength training and core building is always good.

I am a bit sore today through my back and arms.  I like that feeling as it shows that I actually worked something. 🙂

 

Today I hope to get in a work out this morning, lunch with a friend, complete a Freelance project, and later it is a great day to curl up with a good book.  My weekend is fairly quiet.  There is soooo much I love about that.

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Are there any work outs you enjoy or would like to try?  I am always open to new ways to get in a work out and mixing it up works well for me.

 

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Posted on February 20, 2015, in Meanderings and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. my trainer used to have me do TRX which is body weight suspension stuff – I loved it, but not a lot of gyms offer it; I also would love to try Ariel Silks again (my triathlon trainer does it and loves it)

  2. I have a love hate relationship with yoga! Other exercise forms to try: Pilates is pretty awesome and if you fancy trying something different, aerial silks is the bomb!

  3. Sheila, yoga can be quite strenuous! I like the easy stretches, such as balasana, which is very relaxing. Enjoy your weekend. 🙂

  4. I just finished taking a beginner yoga class this week. It was a 6-week project and eased me back into yoga after a few years away from it. And, yes, yoga is strenuous at times and relaxing and works the core and increases flexibility and can give the mind focus when it wants to run all over the place. I’m so glad that I got back into it. And it is tougher than you think. Good luck, Sheila! 🙂

    Oh, and next week, I’m going to be “all in”. The plan is yoga on M, W, F mornings. Here’s hoping I can do it!

  5. I like the idea of yoga…. I’ve tried it out with instructional videos in the comfort of my home, but never gone to a class. I’m not sure I ever will because of tendonitis in my arm – some of the poses put way to much pressure on it. So I just stick to my treadmill, which is way easier.

  6. Keep trying. It gets easier and is great for you! 🙂

  7. Sheila, I’ve not done yoga, but when I was being good, I was doing stretches every day. I was shocked that within only 3 days my muscles showed improvement! My son gave me the stretches to do and a few exercises to strengthen around my knees. I do need to get back to this! I also need to do my Basement Bops again. When I developed a right leg problem last Sept. (when I was pushing to launch my blogs and was sitting poorly with my leg continuously crossed), I couldn’t do my bops. I also have set up about 10 or so play lists which I have yet to post to the blog! Once I get back into it, I’m making a point of it so others can use them if they like the idea. If you want to know what my Basement Bops are:

    http://2creativitycookbook.com/art-forms/performing-arts/dance/basement-bops/

    If you want to be notified (not just Sheila, but anyone who reads this), please follow the blog and you’ll know when the playlists are posted 🙂

  8. I like the Zumba ones. But I haven’t been to a class in a few years. There’s a dance fitness studio near me I keep saying I’ll try. We shall see 🙂

  9. I have done yoga on and off for years as it helps a bad back but have to admit I find it hard to find the zen other people seem to achieve. hope you are less achy today!

  10. I always preferred step aerobics, but after I strained my knee (again) a few years ago the doctor told me to do yoga instead. I have a DVD called ‘Yoga for Dummies’, which is actually a very good beginner’s workout that I can do at home. I’m less likely to hurt myself if I stick to the beginner routines, and I still get stretching and strength training.

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