P90X Yoga X…people seem to love it or hate it.¬† Since I just started the program, I’ve been reading a lot of other P90X blogs.¬† Most of the bloggers don’t like Yoga X, so I was looking forward to see what all the fuss was about.
Yoga X is about an hour and a half so you’ll have to carve out a bigger block of time than most of the other P90X routines. Tony leads the exercise in a very subdued voice for the most part.¬† Toward the end the crazy drill sargeant comes out a little bit.¬† The poses are repeated quite a bit which might be why some people don’t like Yoga X so much.¬† Compared to the quick pace of the other videos, it’s like you’re moving in slow motion.¬† Don’t let the slow pace make you think this will be an easy workout…it’s not.¬† The positions or poses you do really work the small muscles that increase muscle definition.
Call me crazy, but you can put me down for a thumbs up vote for Yoga X.¬† Before I decided to get back in shape, I was considering taking a Yoga class to increase my flexibility.¬† When I was younger I had a great sense of balance and good flexibility and I wanted to get some of that back.¬† I think Yoga X will really help me acheive that goal.¬† Looking forward to my next Yoga X days.
By the way, before I started P90X, I bought a Yoga mat for my wife because she was doing Yoga on the Wii Fit.¬† When I told her that the mat would be two feet wide, she said she really was thinking they were going to be wider.¬† You’ll find the same thing if you look around, the standard Yoga mat it is 24″ wide and about 6′ to 7′ long.¬† While I was searching through Amazon.com, I found that is offered by YogaAccessories.com that measures three feet wide.¬† The link to the extra wide yoga mat - 3 feet wide is here
. I purchased it and we really like the extra size it provides, when I get a chance I do a quick yoga mat review for you.
By the way, my wife was watching me do the Yoga X yesterday and was interested in trying it out. She was 15 minutes into the video and she was complaining that it was boring. She finally quit the video before it was done. That’s OK she’s getting fine in ‘09 using another Beachbody product, Hip Hop Abs videos. Fast paced cardio workout with some great hip hop music, she really gets a workout from those videos.
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