Yoga Reviews

Tuesday Workout: 45 minute “Detox Yoga #1” from YogaDownload.com

 

After school I had the best of intentions to run 4-5 miles. I decided to take some time away from BodyPump this week.  I haven’t been there in awhile and I’m just going to pick up my Tuesday/Thursday classes again when my half marathon is over.  So I should have been able to come home and run right away today, but it didn’t happen.  I was exhausted and knew that tonight was my only chance at a nap.  So Rocky and I took a nap after school and I tried not to feel guilty.  I will be able to run Wednesday/Thursday this week, so I will be fine running my two mid-week runs I’ve been doing for the past month.

 

 

To make myself feel better, I decided to do a YogaDownload session and really stretch my legs/hips.  I really love this website and found it from Jen @ Peanut Butter Runner. I have yoga DVDs, but always enjoy these sessions so much more.  The picture above is one of the poses from the Detox Yoga #1 session. It felt amazing on my IT band and the entire session had me twisting my body.

 

I have downloaded the following workouts from YogaDownload.com:

 

Core Yoga #1 – 20 minute with slides

Power Vinyasa Flow #1 – 20 minute with video

Yoga For Runners – 20 minute, audio only

Yoga Sculpt #1 – 45 minute with video

Detox Yoga #1 – 45 minute with slides

I have really enjoyed all of these workouts and really like the ones with slides.

This was the twist version of the pigeon pose I liked so much from the Detox workout.  Some of the poses were a little hard for me, but I liked that they gave you a modified pose option.  I actually prefer the sessions that have slides because I can just glance at my computer screen a bit and understand what I should be doing.  I find the videos to be distracting because I am trying to watch everything.  Workouts that are only audio always have pdf pose guides that you can follow.  Usually it takes me a few times to follow the audio only workouts but they are still nice. You can usually try a 20 minute workout for free, so you can always try it out before you purchase a 30, 45 or 60 minute session.  Sometimes the 20 minute ones are perfect for when you are short on time.

Have you ever tried a workout from YogaDownload.com? I would love to hear if you have any favorites so I can try a new session!

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Posted on October 4, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Pigeon is my favorite pose after a long run. It feels so good on my tight hips. I love the free yogadownloads. I’ve got a ton on my computer.

  2. I haven’t tried any of those downloads, but I do love that half pigeon pose a ton!

  3. I’ve always wanted to try yoga! I’ve heard that Whole Foods does rooftop yoga. I’m debating going sometime to try it out.

  4. I just tried yoga for the first time last week using the yogamazing podcasts. I am going to try some of the ones you listed above! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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