Wednesday, August 12, 2009

P90X Day 4: Yoga X

I think the "X" in Yoga X stands for "EXTREME," but I'm not feeling it.

Yes, I found that certain portions of P90X's 90-minute yoga session were incredibly hard, but that's because I lack coordination, balance and flexibility. Rivulets of sweat coursed down my face when I tried (and failed) to pull off the ridiculously difficult "Prayer Twist from Runner's Pose to Side Arm Balance" move, and I couldn't manage to keep my legs straight in almost any pose that required straight legs.

By the way, just what is "EXTREME" yoga, anyway? Is it considered "EXTREME" just because Tony ends up yelling "FIGHT FOR IT! FIGHT FOR IT!"? (At least he acknowledges that "I know I'm screaming too much for yoga.")

Here's the list of moves in this 90-minute program, some of which are performed dozens of times:
  • Runner's Pose
  • Crescent Pose
  • Warrior One
  • Warrior Two
  • Reverse Warrior
  • Triangle Pose
  • Twisting Triangle Pose
  • Chair to Twisting Chair (Prayer Twist)
  • Right-Angle Pose to Extended Right-Angle Pose & Grab
  • Prayer Twist from Runner's Pose to Side Arm Balance
  • Warrior Three to Standing Splits
  • Half Moon to Twisting Half Moon
  • Tree
  • Royal Dancer
  • Standing Leg Extension
  • Crane
  • Seated Spinal Stretch
  • Cat Stretch
  • Frog
  • Bridge / Wheel
  • Plough into Shoulder Stand with Leg Variations into Plough
  • Table
  • Cobbler Pose
  • One-Legged Hamstring Stretch into Two-Legged Hamstring Stretch
  • Touch the Sky
  • Boat
  • Half Boat
  • Scissor
  • Torso Twist Hold
  • Deep Torso Twist Hold
  • Side Twist
  • Glute Stretch
  • Happy Baby
  • Child's Pose
  • Shavasana (Corpse Pose)
  • Fetal Pose
  • Lotus
I totally need a yoga block.