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Yoga HELP!!!
Yoga HELP!!!
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11/8/12 4:56 PM
I struggle with yoga just like I believe many others do. I'm not flexible and not yet in the greatest of shape. I am looking for help in yoga. I know it's on the workouts once a week and multiple times on recovery weeks. I struggle with vinyasa's and become extremely fatigued. Is it alright if I just do the poses such as warrior 1, 2 etc and skip doing all the vinyasa's until I'm in better shape to do so. I know yoga is an integral part of the workout but I can't seem to finish it. Would it be alright if I did another workout instead of yoga until I feel I'm in better shape to do it or should I just struggle through it on a daily basis? When thursday rolls around I dread doing the workout. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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RE: Yoga HELP!!!
11/8/12 5:29 PM as a reply to fuergon.
I personally struggled with yoga on P90X a lot at first. I stuck with it and now I can hold the balance postures much better, and the vinyasa sequence is easy. I would recommend a couple of ideas for you: 1. Just do the whole workout, take an extra break if needed, but it is a good workout to do. 2. Do X Stretch instead, it is a very mild yoga routine. 3. I know there is a very highly praised yoga workout on another DVD set, the set name is escaping me at the moment but trying an easier yoga routine may be the answer. The P90X yoga is VERY advanced, and they don't really show ways to "simplify" moves, its generally just do it. But don't completely skip yoga, it is very helpful in the long run.
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11/9/12 5:45 AM as a reply to fuergon.
fuergon:
I struggle with yoga just like I believe many others do. I'm not flexible and not yet in the greatest of shape. I am looking for help in yoga. I know it's on the workouts once a week and multiple times on recovery weeks. I struggle with vinyasa's and become extremely fatigued. Is it alright if I just do the poses such as warrior 1, 2 etc and skip doing all the vinyasa's until I'm in better shape to do so. I know yoga is an integral part of the workout but I can't seem to finish it. Would it be alright if I did another workout instead of yoga until I feel I'm in better shape to do it or should I just struggle through it on a daily basis? When thursday rolls around I dread doing the workout. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!


My advice is to struggle through it, as often times, when it comes to fitness, the thing you dread the most is the one you need to do the most.

Just my 2 cents...
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RE: Yoga HELP!!!
11/9/12 9:21 AM as a reply to fuergon.
You're not alone.
People, as a rule, don't like to do things that they're not good at. It's human nature. BUT, the only way to get better at something is to keep doing it until you are good at it.

Best of luck.
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RE: Yoga HELP!!!
11/9/12 10:12 AM as a reply to fuergon.
Reiterate what Bandit and Tacguy said. Do what you can.

You probably can't crank 10 wide grip pull-ups or knock out all of Ab Ripper or stick with all of Plyo either. So do what you can. You'll be wrapping yourself up into a contorted ball in no time.
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RE: Yoga HELP!!!
11/9/12 10:46 PM as a reply to fuergon.
I was with you too! I used to not even be able to touch my toes in a forward bend. I kept up with it and now I love it so much that I take yoga classes 3 times a week at the gym. Of course it is an activity that is much easier if you're comfortable with your body weight. I am assuming that you are doing P90X. You'll lose weight if you stick with this program and the yoga will get easier as you progress.
One way that I got through yoga was to focus on the fact that the hard part is only the first 45 minutes. The stretching at the end is nice and easy.
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