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Beginner Yogi with a few questions :)

doublezeroseven2010-07-04 20:41:19 +0000 #1
Hi, I'm new to yoga I actually haven't even started yet. I'm looking for a style that fits me, but I just had a few questions first.

1. Will any type of yoga help me tone my body? I used to be kinda skinny but have gained quite a bit of weight and would like to shed that weight and have that Brad Pitt in Fight Club look. What style will help me?

2. Can I do the same routine every time? Is it important for me to change up the routine every time I do it?

3. Can I do yoga to complement any other type of workout that I may currently be doing?

Thanks for any help regarding these questions!
allyse2010-07-04 20:45:32 +0000 #2
an excellent starting point is They have a whole beginners section! I started there and with one yoga video and since my practice has expanded immensely! To answer your questions, yes, any type of yoga will help tone. There are an infinite number of vinyasas (routines) so why not explore more than just one? And yes, yoga is an excellent complement to any other exercise routine. Yogajournal and show some specific vinyasas to help with your other types of physical activity, so check em out! And have a great time! Welcome to yoga Namaste!
Pandara2010-07-04 21:27:31 +0000 #3
To get the Brad Pitt look in Fight Club, you need more than just yoga and many hours in the gym and a few kilogrammes of weights.

But to answer your questions: The style is up to you and also what is avaliable in your area. Yoga will help you to tone your body, but yoga also asks for patience as it is a slow process and not the fast-food-type-of-gym results orientated.

To do the same routine is so boring seeing that yoga really offers so much. Doing the same routine gives the body access to a limited range of asanas and there are so many variations on asanas and asanas which will help to tone and develop your body. Try to vary the routine it might ward off getting bored with your yoga.

What other workouts do you do that you want to know about?

Good luck and hope you'll find that yoga that will work for you.
JoeyB2010-07-04 21:00:24 +0000 #4
Yeah. Six pack abs and that type of muscle tone don't come just from yoga. Learning proper dietary guidelines paired with an exercise routine that includes weights and cardios is the path. Hope that helps.

Joey B.




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