I hate yoga with a Passion. It's hard and painful. I would do anything else instead. Like pick off my toenails with a rusty knife.
I like walking, but not uphill. I guess I hate being sweaty. That is the truth.
I start my yoga class on Sunday.. I'm not thrilled, but I know it will help in the long run :P
Yogrrrrrrrra. I hope you like your class more than I like my few exercises. :)
Because of my RSI in my wrists, I do planking on my elbows, and have actually rather gotten to enjoy it. Certainly it's better than other things trainers have had me do.
I do planking on the elbows. Argh. Don't love it.
I only like cooked (fake) sushi, like california rolls. I guess if I weren't doing just the CORE yoga stuff I might like it more.
Maybe the yoga will grow on you, like a fungus! I don't think I ever actively hated it, but I love it now because I can see what it does for my body. I keep thinking I might go back to pumping iron in addition, but I have this sinewyness to my arms and back that I never had before. I think it's the yoga. And it does build muscle!
Skinny people do have an advantage in yoga, because it's easier to hold up our own body weight, and the poses are easier to get into.
I may also just hate it because my body isn't used to it. Maybe it will adapt a bit.
It took me a bit, but I actually enjoy Yoga. Pilates are more aerobic than yoga.
Just remember to breathe, and you can adjust your self to your limits. You don't have to do it perfect.
It could be because my belly is still healing from the major revision too. All of the moves I'm doing are for the core.
I love yoga, but some of it is just nuts. I do the Nemaste Yoga on FitTV and there's this one pose (I think it's called a crane.) where you squat, put your hands on the ground between your feet and then your supposed to rest your knees on your elbows and somehow lift your feet into the air. YEAH RIGHT! *lol*
Some of the positions are a riot! I think Pilates might be more for me. I'm going to try that. My Mom said she might want to take a class of it.
Any kind of martial arts is a great work out and pretty fun too. I loved doing it! I also heard that kickboxing rocks.
I am naturally aggressive, so I might like that. I have lots of energy to get out, but I don't like to get hurt or hurt others, so real fighting would not be for me.
Once you push through that first week of pain, yoga should hurt a lot less. I'm crazy, though; the more it hurts, the more I love it. I like exercise in general, but I can't stand Pilates, so I guess it all comes down to personal preference.
kickboxing is a lot of fun! i did it for a little while, then was too poor for it, but could probably afford to do it again. I'm thinking about it.
Ugh, the plank was the death of me. HATE HATE HATE
This is so funny, I'm taking Yoga in college this semester. Dr. Osborne wanted us to grab our feet, straighten our legs and rock back on our butts with our feet in the air. I just sat there, looked at her and said, "That one goes on my to do list because it ain't happening right now." I can do one leg, but not both, my hamstrings are waaaaay to tight.