I just got this DVD a few days ago (ya I know, I buy the one thing not on sale in the store) after reading the blog http://myhappyhips.blogspot.com written by a Lululemon Educator from Briar Hill who decided to document her 30 day Yoga challenge using just Eion Finns DVD's. I was inspired to give this DVD a try because lately after running I've been cutting out the stretching portion because I've been short on time and I've been running longer distances. I've started getting a really sore left hip which I think is because the ligaments in that area where stretched to hell from my c-section and it's just reset in a tighter position than is comfortable.
I've been really missing my Bikrams practice but that's just not something I can do right now with the kids, nor can I replicate the sauna effect in my living room. Usually I find it hard to do yoga from home because I don't get that relaxed meditative feeling that you get with a yoga studio and it ends up feeling like just a bunch of stretches so I was a bit sceptical that I would like this DVD. Not the case. The combination of the Vancouver Beach and Mountain scenes always puts me in a happy place anyways and Eions narcotic like dialogue really gets you in the right frame of mind to practice yoga at home. Doesn't hurt that he's kinda hunky. My plan is to do this DVD during the kiddies nap times but my last two attempts have been with the kids awake so I was not able to do a whole series. The opening poses of Sun Salutation really had me warming up and sweating good and the next day I woke up with a pretty sore back so I think this was a good buy as far as Yoga DVD's go. Maybe Ill get to develop some upper body strength too and not just core and leg strength that I get with running.
Man I wish I could have time for Running, Bikrams and going to the Spa on a regular basis but that really would just be a life of leisure and not the point of being a stay at home mom. Oh well, Ill make due with my DVD and fitting my runs in when my husbands home from work and that should keep me reasonably happy and balanced.