My First Yoga Session

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on January 10, 2009

Morning beauties!

Well, I tried my first yoga session last night (aka Eric didn’t go to Bride Wars :( but he said he will today or tomorrow). Ok, not technically my first. I tried a yoga class at the gym once or twice many years back.

My friend Leah told me about this great FREE Yoga website called Yoga Today. I didn’t want to pay for yoga videos online, so this website was just what I was searching for! They have a new 60-minute long video posted on their website each day! How great is that?

And surprisingly, the instructors are not creepy! Bonus. :)

I also found this awesome website that shows pictures and instructions of all the different kinds of yoga poses! :D

Eric made me giggle a few times as I was doing the video.

One of his comments included, ‘Upward facing GOD??’ to which I said DOG (!!!). Obviously he doesn’t know an expert yogi when he sees one! hahaha. :D

Eric chronicled my first attempt…(don’t laugh!!!!):

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yogi4 yogi5 yogi6 yogi7 yogi8

I did yesterday’s episode (Jan 9th) called The Union between the Mind, Body, and Breath. It is an Intermediate-Advanced level.

This workout was t-o-u-g-h. My arms were shaking when doing some of the more advanced moves. I fell to the ground a few times. I was still fairly impressed with how well I held up considering I hadn’t done it before.

I must admit- the beginning 10 or so minutes of meditation, I skipped through most of it. It will take me a while to be able to meditate without getting bored. I guess that improves with practice?

So for anyone looking for some awesome free yoga videos (each are 1 hour long!) try out!


It is now Saturday morning and I am about to try my next Yogatoday video! Wish me luck!

See you later for pictures of my workout and how many calories I burned in a 1 hour session of yoga.

“It’s tough to do, but you’ve got to work at living, you know? Most people work at dying, but anybody can die; the easiest thing on this earth is to die. But to live takes guts; it takes energy, vitality, it takes thought. . . . We have so many negative influences out there that are pulling us down. . . . You’ve got to be strong to overcome these adversities . . . that’s why I never stop.”

~Jack Lalanne

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VeggieGirl January 10, 2009 at 10:11 am



marafaye January 10, 2009 at 10:15 am

OMG! Thanks for the link! I’ve been thinking for the longest time that I want to try “real” yoga…my Wii Fit yoga is too sporadic for me. I’m definitely going to be trying some free workouts!


ttfn300 January 10, 2009 at 10:22 am

ok, i gotta try it!


Melissa January 10, 2009 at 11:01 am

I am glad you found something you liked. It can be hard to get into yoga. While I never monitor the calories I burn, even on the treadmill or elliptical, I am curious about how many calories yoga burns. I am actually off to a yoga class now, and I am late! have a great day angela!


Sarah January 10, 2009 at 11:21 am

i’m glad that you enjoyed yoga—i LOVE it! and i absolutely love your pink workout shirt, it’s adorable!


jenngirl January 10, 2009 at 11:48 am

I’m glad so many bloggers are jumping on the yoga wagon, I’ve been meaning to get back into it, and now you’ve given me yet another great website (and inspiration) to do it!

have a great Saturday!


Laura January 10, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Thanks for posting this! I have always been hesitant to go to yoga classes, so this looks perfect for me. I have a few videos, but they can get old after a while.

I’m glad you enjoyed it! :)


Erin January 10, 2009 at 12:29 pm

Trying out a different type of workout is always intimidating. It took me a 3 months to get into yoga but I am so glad I did. I noticed my body shape getting leaner and my flexibility and strength increasing. Not to mention my thoughts were more centered and calm.

Meditation takes practice. It’s hard to think about not thinking!!!


Victoria January 10, 2009 at 12:38 pm

My husband usually does a relaxing 20 minute yoga session with me before bed, and he seems to like it sort of, but he ALWAYS bursts out laughing during the meditation parts. :) I guess that part isn’t for everyone.


carolinebee January 10, 2009 at 12:41 pm

COOL! That looks awesome, great form :D I think the meditation or shivasana parts are easier in a class setting, the teacher turns the lights off, there’s music, etc. otherwise I’m too ADD if i’m just in my living room!


Emily January 11, 2009 at 4:21 am

Thank you so much for sharing these links! I did one of the yoga today videos this afternoon :)
I just started yoga recently too, I look forward to reading how you go!


Sarah January 11, 2009 at 2:56 pm

I’m definitely tempted by the free video aspect! I’m having a hard time getting motivated to start, but I supposed it’s one of those things that gets better with time as the boredom transitions to relaxation…. I’ll be watching to see how it goes the more you do it!


Dave January 11, 2009 at 9:15 pm

This big fella tried yoga last year and loved it! It’s much harder than most will admit!


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