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If you’ve followed my blog at all, you know I have completed one round of P90X, three rounds of Bikini Body Mommy, and am now in a round of P90X3. In between those, I have done workouts with Gilad, Sharon Mann, Leslie Sansone, Shaun T, and others. As much as I complain about it sometimes, I do love it. The one workout I love the most, though, is yoga.
I think I first fell in love with yoga during P90X. I had taken classes before, but I loved the full hour and a half of the program. It wasn’t without difficulty, and I worked so hard to get to that last full minute, when I could lay in Shavasana, breathing in and out, listening to the simple light music the video played in the background, my eyes closed. Relaxing, people. Every hard-working minute of the workout was worth getting to that final minute.
Yoga is very challenging, and I am by no means an expert. Now, in P90X3, I have yoga one day a week and it’s a 30 minute session. Tony Horton fits in a lot in 30 minutes, and it’s tough. There are some poses I think I will never be able to do, like crow or even camel. Others are fairly easy, while some I have worked my ass off to do. The fact I can do Warrior 3, Half Moon, Twisted Moon, then Standing Splits and never fall is amazing to me.
Even though I have been doing yoga for awhile, I’m still a beginner. But I’m doing it. I look forward to it every single week. If you think yoga isn’t a workout, you’re completely wrong. It’s about strength, flexibility, finding your inner peace, and it’s a great addition to any workout.
Here is a list of all the poses in P90X3: (credit Laurie Yogi for listing all these on her site!)
- CHILD’S POSE/DOWNWARD DOG/FORWARD HANG
- SUN SALUTATION/REVERSE SWAN DIVE
- PEDAL FEET/VINYASA
- WARRIOR 1/2
- REVERSE WARRIOR
- BOUND SIDE ANGLE POSE
- WARRIOR 3
- HALF MOON
- TWISTED MOON
- STANDING SPLITS
- WIDE LEGS/FORWARD FOLD
- TWISTED TRIANGLE
- TREE POSE
- EXTENDED LEG WITH TOE BIND
- TED’S CHAIR
- CAT DOG
- BIRD DOG TO DOG DANCER
- FIGURE 4 SERIES
Do you do yoga? What’s your favorite pose?
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