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I’ve been doing yoga for a couple of months now. 78 days to be exact (I have a counter on my phone). I’ve been doing short video as well as my own practice for the most part. Today I finally got the cable company to figure out why my internet was so slow. You see, I do most of my yoga through my Blu Ray player and with my internet running so slow I was unable to watch long videos. This has restricted me to short videos and shorter yoga work outs.
Today, with the internet speed fixed, I pulled up an hour-long ashtanga yoga video. I decided I would go as long as I could as it is a pretty intense workout. Yes, for you non yoga practitioners, yoga can be pretty hard. Much to my surprise, I was able to finish the full house. Yes, there were two or three times where I had to stop for a minute to rest. My arms became tired after doing chataranga so many time. In the end, I was able to hang in there and finish strong.
So what did I learn from this? Well, for one, I learned that I could do an hour of yoga. Second, I realized that I know enough about yoga to keep up with a class or video. I’ve avoided the thought of going to an actual class because I wasn’t sure I could keep up. Now it is something I would consider. I would still like to get more time in with the video before doing so but I’ve moved a step forward in my practice. All of this is on top of the half hour of yoga I did earlier today.
After my practice I took a cold shower and cooled off. I feel really good. I may be a little sore or tired tomorrow but I’m drinking plenty of water and will have some protein and do some light stretching later. I can’t wait to do this video again.