For those wounded by civilisation, yoga is the most healing salve. – T. Guillemets
Whenever anyone starts a diet or a new exercise plan it is always on a Monday or the beginning of the month – yesterday satisfied both criteria.
I started going to Yoga classes last year once a week after work at the local Virgin Active but since I changed jobs I cannot find classes at gym that suit my schedule and I hate normal gym – there must be an instructor and music or I stuff around. I cancelled my gym contract and started looking around for Yoga classes found that either everything is too expensive or once again doesn’t fit into my schedule.
invested indulged in a Samsung Galaxy Tablet so decided to have a look around the Google Play Store for a Yoga App. I downloaded this free one called “Daily Yoga” and started using it last night and was super impressed.
I took some screen shots after I finished my session to document how easily it works and to illustrate how comprehensive the App actually is.
You tap on “Start Training” and the a page opens up with various Yoga workouts that target different areas of your body and as you can see most of them are free, score!
I completed the Yoga for Body Toning I last night and plan on doing the Daily Yoga for Abs tonight. The plan is to get into the routine of completing a workout every single day, whether it is the casual 20-min training or the moderate 30-min training.
The entire session is first described in great detail and an instructor guides you through which I found beneficial because when I just try to do my own yoga poses I find that I rush through the poses I can remember and do not hold them long enough.
A feature that I really enjoy in this App is that you can go into the “Pose Library” and read detailed instructions on how to properly execute the yoga pose or asana.
The benefits of each asana is also given which is something that I love knowing.
At the end of your workout you log any thoughts that you had (mine are below in the blue writing under “latest updates”) which is great for tracking your progress and thoughts.
You can also choose different background music to play throughout the workout.
I am definitely far from as flexible or as strong (yes, you have to be strong to do Yoga) as I was last year when I was going to class quite regularly. My entire body was stiff from cycling over the weekend and the boxing class I went to after work. I am excited to go on this Yoga journey and to do it properly this time. I am going to try to incorporate the entire lifestyle over time but plan on doing this slowly so as not to overwhelm myself and give up.
Yoga has a variety of benefits which I will discuss soon too. I have done a bit of research on the topic and have read a few books recently which all culminated in my wanting to practise Yoga seriously and start on this journey. Join me and let me know what you think?Click on images to view larger versions.