I'll try to condense the long story here: DH is a chiropractor that's built like a tight end... He's a typical muscle-man and inflexible as all get-out... Since he's had some back problems, he decided to start some Yoga.. I got a couple videos from the library, then had to return them. I found 10 of them at a local thrift store the other day for 80c apiece and bought them all for him. He's been working with them here and there, but not usually when I'm around. (Our schedules don't mesh very well)
This morning I decided to do one of the tapes (Yoga Magazine's Yoga for Beginners) and... HOLY MOLY!!!
I only made it through 20 minutes. My legs are quivering from exertion, and I'm in "decent" shape. I feel refreshed in the way you feel after a good workout, and I definitely feel less tension.
I'll be honest - I always thought Yoga was those people who wanted to say they worked out regularly but didn't really want to work HARD.
I am duly chastised now.
One question - doing that side pose creating a bit of squishing of my side fat.. I am more flexible than my girth will allow in that pose. How do I modify? Or, do I just go as far as my girth will allow at this point and go on as I get thinner?
Anyone wanting a goooood muscle workout without a lot of bouncing should definitely try yoga.