Yoga for weight loss

This morning, I did the Yoga For Weight Loss #1 program from Yoga Download. It was my first video class!

While I am not doing yoga to lose weight, I do see how the flow of poses in this particular program can really warm up the body! I wasn’t sweating by any means, but I definitely felt like I got a mini-workout.  Some of the poses were quite challenging for me too (knee to nose comes to mind).

Since this is my first time trying a Yoga Download video, I decided to list some of the pros and cons of video yoga programs.

Pros

  • You can see the postures being done and can correct yourself if necessary
  • Easier than scrolling through a PDF while trying to do yoga
  • Being able to put a face with the voice of the instructor

Cons

  • Having to look up from a pose to see what’s going on (if I’m just going to listen, I might as well do audio only)
  • There was some skipping and muffled audio at certain points
  • Feeling distracted, unfocused

I think from now on I will go back to the audio programs. There are certainly plenty to choose from.

I also think it might be a good idea to study and familiarize myself with the poses of the program first, that way I am not glancing at a screen or a PDF on my computer. That can be very distracting, which takes away from the intention of yoga.

Do you do yoga videos? What do you like or dislike about them?

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About Sarah Frankel

I am 29 years old and a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. I've been married to my husband Josh for 6 years and we have a 5 year old beagle named Suzie. Four years ago, I changed my eating and exercise habits, dropping 70 pounds and gaining an entirely new life. I took up running in September 2007 and became vegan in October 2009. I am constantly striving to improve my life so that I can live it to the fullest! I hope you will join me on my life journey.

Posted on January 19, 2010, in yoga and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. You are so devoted and so disciplined. I want to be like you when I grow up. Keep up the good work.

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