Yoga is one of those things that is good for whatever ails you:
- Improves sex life
- improves flexibility
- Is a great cardio workout (especially if you are doing Yoga X with Tony!)
- Helps with Mindfulness
- Is great strength-training
- Can be done in a social setting/class or on one’s own.
I’ve run the gamut with yoga, but two of my more unusual encounters were the two times I ventured to try Hot Yoga (too hot! I don’t really like to sweat when I work out…), and the three times (so far) that I’ve done 108 Sun Salutations in alignment with the Equinoxes and Solstices. This last I must say was very satisfying. Somewhere about halfway through the 108, I get into a rhythmic, meditative mode and it is not difficult at all. I usually end up doing 109 or 110 just in case I missed a couple!
Yoga doesn’t require much in the way of equipment, none is fine, but I did invest in a Yoga Ball ($20) (which I used as my office chair for the 10 years I was a library manager) and a couple yoga mats ($10) over the years.
Yoga continues to be a large part of my fitness routine. At the very least, even on those days when I can’t manage to do anything else in the way of exercise, I will do three Sun Salutations.
I did yoga weekly for awhile, and I kind of miss it. I’ve been thinking about giving it another go. And I love hot yoga. I don’t like to sweat unless I’m in workout gear; then it’s fine. 🙂
Maybe it wasn’t the heat so much as being in such close quarters with so many other sweaty people! The hot yoga class was very popular!