Practicing yoga is easy and simple. All you need is a mat and no other equipment. Therefore you can do this at home, without the expenditure of going to a gym.
The first week is completely dedicated to breathing technique. In yoga, every exercise you do requires you to take long deep breaths. For this, in the first week the only exercise you do is ‘Shwasanakriya A’. Below is a picture illustration:
The book says to do 10 times of this the first day. And increase it by 5 daily till you reach 40. It also says that there is no hard rule that you have to increase it by 5 daily. If you have breathing problems, go at your own convenience.
I have started this today morning and Insha’a Allah by next Wednesday I will reach 40 times of this exercise. I know this looks like nothing but in the book it says it is important to correct our breathing technique before we start anything else in yoga. Also this is easy during Ramadan.
In the evening, I did the workout shown in this video. Not as such, I reduced the count of each exercise Bex shows here. My heart was thumbing away by the end. It includes 8 sets of exercises and below is the number of times I did each.
- Jumping Jacks – which I did 10 times.
- Squats – 10 times
- Alternative Lunges – 5 for each leg
- Plank position hold for 10 seconds (I did only 1 round)
- Mountain Climbing – 5 on each leg (I did only 1 round)
- Knee Raise Crunches – 10 on each leg
- Bent Knee Push Up – 5 times and hold for 5 seconds (I did only 1 round)
- Squat Thrust – 10 times
Anyway, this is how I plan on working out this week.
I will update how and what I feel about this next Wednesday in ‘Get Fit!‘ page.
Stay Healthy 🙂