so, i finally found the perfect yoga dvd. i started out with cardio pilates, but almost broke myself within 5 minutes of trying to do it. so i figured, "you idiot, what the hell were you expecting having taken 2 years off yoga?", and bought a beginner's dvd. it was waaaay too easy. i did like 2 years of bikram's hardcore sweaty yoga, and the "mastering" the poses was about as difficult of mastering the concept of snakes & ladders after that
experience. i didn't even break a sweat.
so, on the advice of the gorgeous gillian, i gave gaiam's yoga conditioning for weight loss a try. it was perfect. it has 4 different levels of workouts (same basic workouts but you focus on one of 4 different people who take the poses to different depths, and some of whom use props) so you can start where you want and increase the difficulty. having my yoga background as well i found it easy to start small without the props, being already familiar with most of the poses.
so.. yay. try it out if you're so inclined.
xposted to the_duel