Day 28 of Fitness – 10-Minute Daily Yoga Fix DVD
Best Self publisher: Sherri
You may have noticed that last week, we had a bit of snow here in Atlanta! Due to the road conditions—both weather- and traffic-related—our 30 Days of Fitness schedule got derailed. But that’s life, isn’t it? Whether it’s weather, an unexpected change in your kids’ schedules, or a myriad of other reasons, sometimes you just can’t get to the gym. But as they say, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” So regardless of the circumstances, your workout doesn’t have to wait!
During the storm, I completed an at-home workout first thing in the morning. I used an excellent yoga DVD called 10-Minute Daily Yoga Fix. It has five 10-minute workout options that you can select from or combine to make a workout anywhere from 10 to 50 minutes long. The five sections are Ra’Yoka AM Yoga, Ra’Yoka PM Yoga, Tantalizing Tummy, Bootylicious Buns & Lean Legs, and Yoga Lean & Relax. This variety means that you can focus on muscle building, stretching, or simply waking up for your day, depending on how you feel and when you choose to work out.
That morning, I picked the 10 minutes of AM Yoga and, since I was at home and could control the temperature, I turned my workout into hot yoga by cranking up my thermostat to 80 degrees. Rainbeau Mars, the video’s instructor, was excellent from the perspective of correct body alignment and also from the motivational perspective. She instructed me to curl my body into a ball like the core of the sun and then to extend, stretching like the rays of the sun to warm up my back. She went on to say “You feel as young as your spine feels,” and that is so true. I have back issues, and this really got the kinks out. If you’re someone with back problems, joint problems, or just wake up with your muscles feeling a little tight in the mornings, a video like this is a great way to help you start the day feeling great.
Of course, there are tons of excellent videos out there. Find what you like and have it on hand for a rainy—or snowy—day. You never know when you might need it!
Details: 10-Minute Daily Yoga Fix DVD available on Amazon.