Friday, April 6, 2012

Day 219 of 365 - Yoga

This morning I did Hatha yoga at the local LA Fitness. It was quite a bit different than the Vinyasa flow - a cold room, slow movement and mirrors everywhere. The visual feedback was nice and the instructor had time to demonstrate each exercise. I think attending regularly would improve my form quickly.

On the other hand, my heart rate never really got high enough to provide a cardio benefit. Coupled with the cool temperature, I never got warm enough to move freely and sink deeply into the poses. Holding a lunge for a long time is not easy, but I am not sure it was beneficial to my goals.

It was fun to try something new. Now if I could install mirrors at the local yoga studio...

I did get to see the Manduka yoga mat in person. I want one.