Back for another workout DVD review is my lovely daughter Carlene.
The few times I’ve tried yoga, I’ve failed miserably. After reading what Carlene wrote about Denise Austin’s “Hot Body Yoga,” I may have to try again.
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P.S. Thank you again for your overwhelmingly kind support in light of my last post. It’s not easy putting such private matters out there, but it was necessary to let you know what was going on because if there’s one thing we all know about weight loss and maintenance, it’s that life keeps going whether we’re eating well or exercising or not.
I think I might be in love with yoga.
I just tried it for the first time, working out to Denise Austin’s “Hot Body Yoga,” and what I enjoyed most, besides Denise’s positive encouragement and perky personality, is the way it stretched my lower back and hips.
Having suffered from hip pain for the past three years, I’ve blacklisted many workouts. When my hip hurts, it also affects my lower back and my feet, which makes working out a literal pain in the butt. Stretching has always helped the pain, but it does nothing for my fitness level. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before, but yoga combines stretching with fitness, making it a perfect solution.
In “Hot Body Yoga,” Denise has two 30-minute workout options: Yoga Fit and Yoga Sculpt. Yoga Fit is the easier of the two, providing basic yoga moves and balance poses. As a beginner, I was able to do most of these moves and poses without losing my balance or falling over. Always a big plus! However, there were a few I had to modify since my abs and arms are not exactly in top-notch condition.
Yoga Sculpt is much the same as Yoga Fit, only it incorporates hand weights for a more advanced workout. This workout can be done without weights, as well, depending on fitness level. Either way, it will get the heart pumping!
I’m so happy to have discovered yoga, and I hope you all find it enjoyable, too!