I never thought I’d say it — being an avid cardio, high-impact fitness lover — but I have a new workout crush.
Vinyasa yoga, also known as vinyasa flow, is a type of yoga that involves breath-synchronized movement.
This yoga workout takes you from one pose to another, which is where the “flow” aspect comes about.
I have a temporary membership with a yoga studio called YogaWorks near my workplace, and have been going four times a week (still trying to fit in my beloved cardio kickboxing class.)
I’ve done yoga in the past, and consider myself a level 2, but I definitely need to work on my handstands.
I’ve also tried other forms of yoga that incorporate the vinyasa style, like Bikram yoga. Bikram is also called hot yoga, wherein the room temperature is increased to over 100 degrees and classes are usually 90 minutes.
There’s no question it makes you sweat, but I don’t think it’s for me.
I’m sticking to regular vinyasa yoga. I even got a new yoga mat from Lululemon.
It’s called “The Mat,” and I chose it because it’s supposedly grippy, non-slip (which was a big problem with my previous mat) and has enough cushion for my bad knees.
I’ve only had it for a week, so you can expect a review after a month or so!
I plan on finding a local yoga studio that’s closer to home, so I can practice over the weekends, too.
Well, that’s all for now!