Tuesday, January 22, 2008


I am not one for New Year's resolutions.  I really don't think that I over-indulge (just indulge) in any part of my life except for shoes and hand bags.  For those two things, I could use help but refuse to get it because I am in denial.  Isn't everyone?  So when everyone is out to get fit and eat healthy and drink more water, I feel that I am sort of where I need to be with all that.  The one thing that I have learned about myself over the years of trying different types of workouts is that I am a yoga girl whether I want to be or not.  My body tells me that I am made for it.  After not having done much over the last 3 months, I started stretching again and realized that I am not stiff and aside from pigeon pose which really does kill I can get through a practice and feel good afterwards.  The thing about getting in a workout routine for me is that I don't like going someplace to do it and videos can be a drain day in and day out. 

 But good news.  I found a great little book that has put together a daily practice with warm-up and different poses for each day of the week and a method for mixing them all up and personalizing a workout.

OM YOGA by Cyndi Lee is just a great resource if you want to practice yoga at home and know what poses work well together, in what sequence they should be done and how many times you can go into child's pose to just relax--you gotta love child's pose.  Little stick figures lead the way and give you advice on how to breath, the position you should be in as opposed to what you might be doing and how to meditate in a very nice, gentle, user-friendly way.  It isn't super hard or complicated.  Nor is it sculpting, although I think you will see a difference.  You aren't going to burn up a million calories but after a few weeks I bet you feel like a million bucks.  Or at least a couple thousand. 

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