Happy Sunday! The weekend is almost over, and I plan on relaxing the rest of the evening and soaking up every last second. But I wanted to pop in for just a minute and give you guys my recap on my first week of yoga! As you guys know, I’m participating in Courtney’s October Yoga Challenge, and it’s definitely been an experience this week.
I am completely new to yoga. I have a taken a total of two one hour classes, and those happened about 5 or 6 years ago. Yoga is not something that I’m proficient at just yet! Not to mention the fact that I am not at all flexible. I can’t even touch my toes!
All of that being said, I’ve always wanted to get into yoga. I love the idea of low-impact exercise, and, although I don’t do it enough, stretching is always feels so good. Unfortunately, there’s nowhere in my town that offers yoga classes.
Enter Jillian! I’ve always been a fan of hers. All you have to do is look at the results she gets from the people she trains to know that she knows what she’s doing. I had heard several people say good things about her Yoga Meltdown DVD so when Courtney announced her challenge, I knew it was the perfect time to give it a try.
My workout schedule was a little sporadic this week due to my traveling, but I did manage to work through Level I of the DVD twice this week. I love it! Jillian is really good at explaining the moves, and I liked that she had two different participants on the DVD. One was advanced, and the other did modified moves you could follow if you were a beginner.
I’ve always been under the impression that yoga is more of a supplement workout than the main event, but that does not apply to this workout. I was a sweaty mess by the end of it, and I’ve been sore all week! It’s definitely motivated me to get more into the practice of yoga, and I can’t wait to build up enough strength so that I can try out Level II. Jillian continues to impress!
In addition to this DVD, next week I plan on trying out another one that I have, as well as checking out some of the online resources. I’ll let you know how it goes in next week’s recap!
It’s never too late to get started. Check out the challenge on Courtney’s blog, and make sure you pop in over there tomorrow for her recap as well as the link-ups of everyone else participating.
Do you guys practice yoga? Any DVDs or other resources you would recommend?