Yoga For Those Who Don’t Normally Do Yoga
Build muscle, lose weight, and sculpt your core.
Even if you can’t touch your toes.
If you aren’t that flexible, have never taken yoga in your life and are a little out of shape, this is a great way to get into it. Everything is clearly explained and alternative options are given for those of us who struggle just to touch our toes. Don’t think for a second that makes this a leisurely workout. If you take it seriously, you will notice that you can hold poses longer, stretch a little deeper, breathe a little easier and transition a little smoother every time you do it. After not being able to touch my toes when I started, a few weeks of this and I can easily bend down and touch the floor with my hands flat.
I’ve tried other videos and been irritated by the stupid music, breathless whispering of the instructor and inability to explain what the heck I’m supposed to be doing. This really is THE BEST way I’ve found to learn basic yoga poses and get some flexibility back.
So flash forward to now, almost a month after I started the program. Do I have Ryan Reynold’s body now? Hardly.
However, my flexibility and range of motion is so much better, my muscles are tightening (pants are looser in the waist), I sleep better and just feel better overall. And I am just beginning…I am in this now for the long haul.
Not only can I touch my toes, I can actually see them as my belly is shrinking!
My biggest advice to couch potatoes like myself is to get the program and DO IT! At such a minimal investment, I have gotten so much out of it. It’s really been a catalyst for me to want to really reap the benefits of yoga….and look like Ryan Reynolds…or Dean! lol I’ll settle for the happier, healthier version of me! Thank you Dean!
As a mid-40s man, I have always been active and exercise regularly, mostly weight training and cardio. But with general body soreness and stiffness, the inevitable result of age, I wanted to help loosen myself up. The beginner routine of BBY was free with Amazon Prime. The first time I tried it, I REALLY felt it, so I knew that I should keep going. I did the routine 5-6 days a week for a month. It was great, so I ponied up the extra $ for the full set of 4.
I’ve been thrilled with it and I really have seen results. Far less back joint stiffness, more flexibility and balance. It’s also taught me more effective stretches in general. I like Dean’s approach too. Not a goofy faux smooth voice over but an actual person talking to you as you do the exercises. And not a bunch of counting but instructions throughout so you don’t notice how long you are truly holding a pose.