If you are looking for someone in amazing yoga poses and doing crazy handstands that is definitely not me. I am the furthest thing from that my yoga practice came out of laziness. See I had tried H.I.I.T (high intensity interval training) and though effective, it was really hard on my joints especially my knees and so I was looking for something low impact I could do from home.
Note that I love variety in exercise but I despise cardio with the exception of swimming, as necessary as it maybe (see I am just like you) but I have no swimming pools close by so I had to find something to do, to get me moving.
Plus, I live in an apartment building so it also needed to be as quiet as possible. I really don’t want anyone banging at my door.
As I said earlier I am not the best but I know how to follow along with YouTube videos, and that’s exactly what I did, I pulled up a Yoga with Adriene video and started. I still suck at it but since I started doing yoga:
- I have reduced my stress levels
- I sleep better
- I get a great stretch after strength training
- I just feel relaxed when I am done
If you are curious about some of the benefits you can gain from yoga here’s a link to an article from the Huffington Post.
So if a low impact, stress relieving and meditative workouts is what you are looking for definitely attempt yoga.
Keep in mind that you don’t need to be able to contort yourself into crazy shapes, just take your time and enjoy the process, and see if it is for you and if not at least you can say you tried something new.
Talk to you soon.
Kisses from K