P90X Yoga Review

When my friend invited me to join him in P90X yoga I couldn’t pass it up. It was his rest week, and he knew I liked yoga.

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I really liked the P90X version – it was 90 minutes long, with some parts that were a little intense and some that were more breathing and flowing.

It’s broken down into 3 parts:

1. Moving asanas: sun salutations, chaturangas, warrior, triangle, etc.

2. Balancing poses: tree, crane, royal dancer, etc.

3. Yoga Belly X – core work

Once you’re done it’s followed with just some breathing, savasana (corpse pose), and some “om’s”.

The moving asanas is a bit of a challenge on the arms because of the number of chaturangas you’re doing. Tony gives you the option to do a pushup between up-dog and down-dog (not true to yoga, but definitely true to P90X). ;)

The balancing poses were a time for me to relax after struggling through the end of the vinyasa sequence. Having done yoga for a couple years, I’m fairly flexible and didn’t struggle much with these poses, but if you’re new to yoga this may be less of a “break” time for you.

When you think you’re in the homestretch and almost done, Tony throws at you the Yoga Belly X sequence – a variety of moves that work your core. These are pretty tough done at around the 75 minute mark of an intense yoga sequence. Needless to say my abs were burning a LOT! The core work is about 5-10 minutes long, but once you’re done it’s cool down time (and you earned it)!

Child’s pose, Savasana (corpse pose), then some om’s.

Yoga is a great addition to any workout regimen. The more flexible you are the less likely you are to get injured. So go get on your mat and do some yoga!

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5 Responses to P90X Yoga Review

  1. Oh wow, I haven’t done the P90x yoga DVD in YEARS. I remember that it kicked my butt, though!!! (<– like the rest of P90X!)

  2. Katie says:

    I hated that one!! I only did it once, and then never again. I think i’m a yoga purist or not at all. :)

    The push ups? Didn’t happen.

  3. I bought P90X as a gift for the husband…who has yet to try it! I think I’ll have to try it :)

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