Yoga – how long will it last!

On New Years Day we went for a soggy, wet walk. By the time we got back the gym was shut so in desperation I decided to disappear and do some yoga. Unfortunately I realised just how tight my body was. A couple of months ago I had been quite good at doing yoga on a fairly regular basis, to the extent that I was actually seeing benefits. As you can predict, this didn’t last for very long.

It was very clear that I needed to do something about it. The trouble is fitting everything in; the gym, the running, the job, being a Mum, a wife and a housekeeper. (Notice the order of the list!)

My alarm goes off at 6.30 am. I get up to make a cup of tea and some breakfast before wasting half an hour or so on social media. It occurred to me that I could forego the social media and fit in half an hours yoga.

I use YouTube for my yoga and this week have been using Runner’s Yoga with Adrienne.

I managed 2 days which I am very pleased with. Yoga first thing in the morning is not the best time as everyone is stiff after a nights sleep but it is a good way to start the day. I kind of feel a bit more chilled. I wonder if this is just because it was close to a holiday? Time will tell.

Today (Saturday) I had a bit of a lie in with a cup of tea to start but then I did get up and do half an hours yoga. This time I used Ekhart Yoga for runner’s. I am no expert but this routine feels a bit more intense (maybe because I had done the other one 3 times and have got used to it?) For now I think I will mix it up between both these until I feel a bit more flexible!

I wonder how long this new little fad will last?

Do any of you use YouTube for Yoga? Can you recommend any different ones?

 

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8 thoughts on “Yoga – how long will it last!

  1. madhat2014

    I’ve tried different yoga videos for runners (and incidentally never stuck with them). I usually remember when I develop running-related aches and pains though.
    I might give this one a try.

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  2. KerryCan

    Good for you! Stick to it and it’ll make you feel so much better! I do a routine most mornings that combines resistance band exercises with stretching/yoga. If I miss a day, I feel it all day long. My problem is getting any kind of cardio exercise . . .

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  3. jch1208

    Well done! Hope you can keep it going. I’m rubbish at motivating myself to do yoga or stretches without going to a class. I’ve been meaning to do the Kinetic Revolution 30-day challenge for ages and never get past about Day 3! (It’s worth doing if you can though.)

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