I’m a Netflix subscriber – in case you were wondering. And this past weekend I took advantage of my membership by participating in a yoga session.
The instant play feature (pretty self-explanatory - you pick a flick and it plays immediately on your computer) is an option I totally adore. Well, I love the idea but sadly the selection could be improved. Not all DVD’s are available. BOO!
However, having access to some exercise videos is a pretty cool thing. Yes, they’ve got some workout DVD’s for your sweating pleasure.
And I did managed to find a yoga workout that seemed to be just what I was looking for. I was tight and tense (I’ve been such a lazy slug lately when it comes to stretching – bad Trish!!) and I was not up for a vigorous session with challenging poses. I wanted to be good to my poor body all while keeping it very gentle (i.e. very, very easy).
So I browsed and perused before finally selecting Crunch: Candlelight Yoga.
The description promised it would be “soothing” and that it would promote “relaxation.”
Without even changing out of my pj’s (love home workouts since I am able to wear whatever the heck I please!!) I plopped on the floor, ready to be eased into a completely rejuvenated, blissful state.
The nearly forty-five minute long class flew by. No, I mean really, really just went by as if it had only been like 5 or 10 minutes.
A lot of other yoga DVD’s, while they should be relaxing me (because isn’t that sort of what yoga is all about?), often leave me looking at the clock. This was totally different. It was calming and I couldn’t believe it was over so fast. Not that 45-minutes is fast, but it was so enjoyable that I didn’t notice the time.
The instructor, Sarah Ivanhoe, was simply lovely – I must admit.
The workout is rated for beginner/intermediate level. It’s not rigorous by any stretch of the imagination, but if you’re super tight (which sums up how I'm feeling), the stretches will be easy enough to manage (you'll be able to do actually do them) but tough enough to limber you up a bit.
I give it up a relaxed thumbs-up.
It soothed me and it stretched me. It helped my tightness and made me feel all Om-like!