I missed my yoga on Monday. I have no good excuse; it was my own damned fault that I stayed up too late, got only four hours sleep, and couldn't bring myself to do any yoga at all. I suffered for it, too. ALWAYS do your yoga after your long run!
Today's review is of Rodney Yee's DVD:
Rodney Yee's Ultimate Power Yoga
This DVD consists of five different routines; four of them are twenty minutes each, and the fifth is fifteen minutes long. I like this DVD because I can choose my workout based on how I feel. If I feel particularly tight (having run ten or more miles on the Sunday-Funday run), I choose the floor routine (lots of stretching while sitting or on my back) in combination with the power restoration (lots of forward bends to stretch those calves and hamstrings). If I feel the need to sweat, I choose the sun salutes with anything else.
One possible drawback to this DVD is the back bends routine. Back bends hurt. They especially hurt when I am trying to do Camel's Pose. I am learning that modification is a good thing. Rodney Yee is a yogi. He can do full Camel's Pose and Bow Pose. I am. . . not a yogi, so I should not do these poses if they hurt me.
|This is EXACTLY how I look when I do sitting forward bends.|