On Monday I started with Richard Hittleman’s 28 Day Yoga plan , and made it to Day Four, with a break on Wednesday to work from a Yoga DVD with a friend, and two days off where I still managed to do some basic stretches to keep momentum going.
So a good first week I feel, and I’m aiming to keep the same level of momentum again next week, though the book intends for you to have no breaks, working with a friend once a week helps us both keep motivated, and I have other things on my mind at home so keeping as active as I can, but fitting it around my other commitments.
Rather then going the gym, me and a couple of friends (3 now in fact – our numbers are growing, and it’s getting crowded!) have started getting together once a week to work though a DVD workout of Ashtanga Yoga – We’ve already worked on a couple of other rather naff DVDs, but the Ashtanga one we are using is awesome, the first time I’ve really done that style, and I have to say I’m really liking the way it all flows together, and the focus on breathing rather then just putting the forms together correctly.
I’ve got my own DVD and a funky purple mat so I can start doing some in the mornings as well, with the over all aim of been super fit by the time I start traveling at the end of the year.