I knew the health benefits of Yoga X but I still
hated. Each time the day rolled around, I found an excuse to substitute
it with X stretch or most times I would just do a portion of the
workout. I can't tell you how many times I've heard others say they hate
yoga x too.
Why do so many people hate it? Because it's not easy. It's hard. It challenges you and to top it off, Yoga X is an hour and a half long! You really have to "clear your mind" and "get in the right frame of mind" to settle in and do Yoga X.
That's how, after months, I was finally able to complete the entire workout without getting frustrated and stopping early. Last week I cleared my mind; told myself that I was going to complete it no matter what; and reminded myself that Yoga has several benefits for my health.
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The word Yoga
The word "yoga" comes from the Sanskrit language meaning "union". Yoga is a system of movements involving both berating and meditation. Yoga is said to relax the body. Though I didn't see how because the positions and postures challenged me so much in the beginning that I actually felt more uncomfortable than anything.
At one point I stopped in the middle of the workout declaring, "I can't take one more ashtanga salutation!" Hey, my arms were tired. (smile)
Types of Yoga
Yoga has various styles that can be called 'hath yoga'. It contains
yogasanas that include physical exercises, pranayama, breathing
exercises and dhyana or meditation. People can choose asanas according
to their preference that helps to improve flexibility, relaxation, &
helps to build up stamina. Proper breathing & relaxing plays a very
Another type of hath yoga is Iyengar which makes use of equipment like rollers, belts etc. For more physical effort one should choose ashtanga, which is power yoga. Ashtanga is what you will be doing in P90X Yoga X. I definitely understand why it is called "power yoga". Performing the different asanas in the proper way helps in the toning and stretching muscles; firms up the body; improves stamina, concentration; and helps eliminate tension.
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Yoga helps to improve overall health and appearance; increases muscle
flexibility; and surprisingly burns a lot of calories. I was surprised
after my first Yoga X workout to see on my heart rate monitor that I had
burned over 500 calories! I still am not quite sure how this is
possible because youre not jumping around or anything. Some argue that
regularly performing yoga workouts is the best way to stay fit.
The good thing about yoga x
Anyone can do it. No matter the age or sex. Yoga has been known to help with healing and strengthening the bodies of people with health problem or those who are suffering from some sort of stress. When I think about it, the evening that I completed the entire program, I was really stressing over a personal issue.
the time I completed the Yoga workout, though, I was feeling less tense
and stressed. That's what turned my attitude positive around with the
Yoga X exercises. The breathing and stretching really helped calm my
nerves when I settled in, cleared my head, and just did it. I stopped
thinking about how long the workout was and all the problems I had to
deal with after the workout.
Yoga can help with a number of things such as:
Before I learned so much about the health benefits of yoga x it was just a part of my P90X workout routine, but now I will use that individual dvd whenever I want to reap the rewards of a good mind, body and stress relief workout. Of course, with any workout, the full benefits come when we practice healthy eating habits as well.
The same holds true with
yoga I'm certain. A body fueled by greasy food and sugar is far less apt
to reap the health benefits of yoga than a body filled with fruits,
vegetables and other natural food.
Practicing Yoga is will not only help in keeping our body healthy and fit but will also help in developing a healthy mind.
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I've shared my experience, but you should also check out my friend Scott's Hatha Yoga Training site . When you visit Scott's site, you'll se that he is quite the yoga guru.
I've also placed a video below for your viewing pleasure. Have a great yoga workout today. You'll be glad you did.
The Advantages of Doing Yoga X Workouts
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