Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Got Yoga?

The newest piece of my TTUC fitness routine is yoga. It seems a bit odd for me since Los Angeles natives don't really do yoga. Yoga is what people do when they move here because that is what they think we do.

At any rate, I have quite enjoyed my first week of yoga very much. I completely "get" it now.

As I mentioned last week, I got a nice deal on a 2-week pass but I don't think I'll be staying with this studio. It's on the pricey side and, as fabulous as it is, I am just not convinced that I should spend $100 for a membership.

That said, I look to all of you for suggestions. I have space at home as well as the other pieces necessary so I thought I would go it alone. It seems like I can spend that $100 one time at a used book/dvd store one time and get what I need to learn. Please feel free to suggest any books, DVDs, websites, etc. that you think would be fabulous for a beginner. Yes, although I seem to have the strength, balance, and flexibility to keep up as easily as class veterans are I am not trying to hurt myself or get a new injury that I have to deal with.

Also, if anyone knows of a fabulous place near Culver City/LAX/El Segundo area please let me know. I'm happy to try places out to review here or pay a small amount for. The smaller the amount, the better.

Tell me about your yoga experiences - what do you like or dislike?


Steffanie M. Brown said...

I've been doing yoga for about 15 years, and do it mostly in the comfort of my home with books/DVD's, so I'd say that's definitely a route to go on to save some cash. Gaiam makes a lot of good DVD's for all levels, and they're pretty readily available in stores.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Thanks Steffanie, I really appreciate the info!

Becky Leetch said...

My Wii Fit has a cool work-out program... but that requires the purchase of a $200 Wii and a $90 Wii Balance board. ;)

I think your best bet is going to be the DVD's.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Totally - I have some good reco's about what to get and I do believe that is the best bet.