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Yoga Alternatives?
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Yoga Alternatives?
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1/23/13 9:42 PM
Has anyone found a yoga alternative they would recommend? Even the people who admit they hate Yoga X on this thread seem to have a better attitude about it than I do. I can't watch what Tony is doing and try to do it correctly at the same time. I also can't balance well enough to do a large amount of these moves. The flexibility part doesn't seem to be a problem.
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1/23/13 9:53 PM as a reply to janeybug67.
You need Yoga as part of P90X. Its a big part of the program and wouldnt have been in it if it wasnt a big part of it! It will make you more durable! I would purchase Tony Horton one on one Fountain of Youth Yoga. Its only 45 minutes long instead of the crazy 90 minutes Yoga X is. That will make it more due able. Give Yoga a chance! It takes awhile for it to grow on you but eventually it turns out to be not that bad. Keep trying!

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1/24/13 5:21 AM as a reply to janeybug67.
The fact that you can't do the Yoga is exactly the reason that you should do it.
Do as much as you can and try to do more each time. If the 90 minute length is really the issue, then the Fountain of Youth as already suggested would be the best alternative because it is about the same length as other workouts in P90X.

Stay with it, you will get better at it and as you do you will see improvements in the rest of your workouts as well.
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1/25/13 1:05 PM as a reply to janeybug67.
You also may want to try the Tai Cheng. It helps with stretching, mobility, and agility.
Good luck!
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1/25/13 6:55 PM as a reply to janeybug67.
Look Janey,let's face it. You don't like it because it's hard, long and frustrating.
Well guess what? That's exactly why you need to do it! What did you think Yoga
in a program like this was going to be? Sitting in a mantis pose humming for 30 minutes while trying to get in touch with your "inner self"? Maybe working some relaxing type stretches for an hour?
Now get your butt back in that basement, get that Yoga DVD in and quit looking for execuses and other easier (for you)options. It's a challenge that you have to overcome, now go do it!

And try the P90X2 yoga. It's only 70 minutes, but it's still not easy!


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1/27/13 5:51 AM as a reply to fog5.
fog5:
Look Janey,let's face it. You don't like it because it's hard, long and frustrating.
Well guess what? That's exactly why you need to do it! What did you think Yoga
in a program like this was going to be? Sitting in a mantis pose humming for 30 minutes while trying to get in touch with your "inner self"? Maybe working some relaxing type stretches for an hour?
Now get your butt back in that basement, get that Yoga DVD in and quit looking for execuses and other easier (for you)options. It's a challenge that you have to overcome, now go do it!

And try the P90X2 yoga. It's only 70 minutes, but it's still not easy!


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Diddo!
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1/28/13 1:19 PM as a reply to janeybug67.
Everything said above is correct. Tony says that if he could only choose ONE form of exercise for the rest of his life he'd choose yoga.

Here's one thing that's important to know, though. Yoga isn't about doing it RIGHT. It's about doing it the best you can. Sounds like your challenge is balance. Be patient and compassionate with yourself. It'll pay off.
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1/29/13 3:54 PM as a reply to janeybug67.
yoga is about doing what you can and working towards proper positioning each time you do it. if you need to modify, modify! the key is to keep challenging yourself and every time you do it, your balance will get better and you'll start to know what the moves are.

when i first started doing yoga years ago, i was always watchign the instructor to see what the next move was but that kept throwing me off and i was always losing my balance. yoga is about focusing your mind which will focus your body and help you stay balanced so what my sister told me was to stop trying to look at the teacher and LISTEN. when i started doing this, my balance and enjoyment of yoga improved 100-fold! you already know what the moves are (warrior 1, runner's pose, warrior 2, sun salutation etc etc) so just close your eyes, stop looking at the tv, focus and listen for his instructions. tony always tells you what the next move is/what to do so just listen out for his cues.

yoga isn't something to be rushed. to truly feel the benefits of yoga, let go of your impatience (for the duration of the exercise), let go if your anxiety (that you can't do the poses for very long), open up your mind, focus your breath and stop trying to do everything perfectly... the whole point of yoga is to always try and find what poses work for you. sometimes you can't stretch as far or can't bend a certain way; just do what you can and work towards doing it better next time... there's always next time and always room to improve.

janeybug67:
Has anyone found a yoga alternative they would recommend? Even the people who admit they hate Yoga X on this thread seem to have a better attitude about it than I do. I can't watch what Tony is doing and try to do it correctly at the same time. I also can't balance well enough to do a large amount of these moves. The flexibility part doesn't seem to be a problem.
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1/31/13 4:59 PM as a reply to janeybug67.
It will be frustrating but it will get EASIER as you go through the program. If you can't see the screen, try playing the DVD on a laptop on the floor so you can glace over easier. Good luckemoticon It's tough but it's worth it!
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2/1/13 4:15 PM as a reply to janeybug67.
Something just occurred to me about your difficulty with balance. The key to balance in yoga is to look at something that isn't moving. It stills your body and makes things possible that aren't possible when your eyes are jumping around. Perhaps you're focussing too much on Tony and the video? Try NOT looking at him and pick a point on the wall or something outside your window that isn't going to move. Hopefully that will help.

janeybug67:
Has anyone found a yoga alternative they would recommend? Even the people who admit they hate Yoga X on this thread seem to have a better attitude about it than I do. I can't watch what Tony is doing and try to do it correctly at the same time. I also can't balance well enough to do a large amount of these moves. The flexibility part doesn't seem to be a problem.
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2/3/13 11:48 AM as a reply to AdStaffAndrew.
Andrew has an excellent point! This is something I think everyone discovers pretty early but then it becomes so second nature that after awhile, when someone asks for help, we forget about.I remember with the standing poses (no longer in X2 Yoga) I would stare at something on the wall at eye level. In X2 with the touchdown to your foot move(plyocide and R&M) I look at a point on the floor approx 3 feet in front of me.
But Andrews right, if you're watching the TV while trying these moves, highly unlikely you will be able to do them.
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