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.
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!