July 9th, 2012
I have gotten bored with p90x and have decided to work on my flexibility, core strength, balance, and breathing instead with yoga from MyYogaOnline.com (click the link to get two free weeks!).
The workout videos are awesome. I am on my second week of it and already I have noticed that I have more flexibility and that overall I am calmer of mind. Not all of the videos are great (they are mostly Canadian teachers with accents which I don’t find as calming as the Midwestern United States accent that I speak), but they are overall very effective. I can already tell a difference in my body. My stomach is leaner and flatter, my legs are stronger, and I can hold myself in plank pose for longer.
It’s not just yoga that they have on the site either. There is pilates, yogalates (a combination of yoga and pilates), belly dancing, ballet bar work, and yoga versions from relaxation to power. There are even meditation videos. All the videos are open for unlimited viewing once you subscribe. For just $9.95 a month it’s a great deal. I went ahead and subscribed for a full year for $89.95, and I would say that it is already worth it.
But not everything on the site is that awesome. Some of the articles I have read have no scientific backing. One article claimed that we have only a finite amount of enzymes in our bodies so we need raw foods in order to access the plant’s enzymes and use them to break down the foods. However, there is no science to back this up. The enzymes in the plant are for the plant and are broken down in our stomachs prior to being utilized as food. They don’t help us break down the food.
Overall, despite the somewhat crappy articles, the site is pretty awesome, and well worth the subscription fee if you are planning on using it more than once a week (so far I’ve done yoga or pilates three times a week). The stress relief benefits alone make this program worth the money.
Note: I have no affiliation with My Yoga Online. However, if you click this link and sign up for a paid subscription I do get one free month. Yay transparency!