I've decided to try to recommit to yoga and instead of doing long sessions less often, I will aim for shorter (20-25min) sessions more often.
The month got off to a bad start with my back spasm issues, but things are looking up now and yesterday I decided that I felt well enough to give it a go.
What I know about myself is that I need some sort of video or DVD to follow along with. I wanted to try something different from what I've tried in the past and settled on Kate Potter's Namaste Yoga. I've actually ordered the full Season 1 DVD set (13 episodes, each is about 22-24 minutes long - PERFECT) and found a few episodes online to follow along with while I wait for my DVDs to arrive.
I have sort of a love-hate relationship with yoga. For one thing, I pretty much suck at it. But it does make me feel better afterwards and I know that if I stick with it I will see improvements in flexibility and strength. I've failed in the past trying to do classes - travel time and the rigid schedule make it difficult and feeling like I have two left feet in a class full of graceful students doesn't help my motivation one bit. I've also failed with longer DVD workouts, I seem to have a lot of trouble making time for them. But these shorter sessions seem just right from a time perspective.
So far I'm two for two, but the real test will probably be whether or not I'm still doing it a few weeks from now.
I could use some yoga motivation. If you are a yoga fan, please tell me about your favorite yoga classes, poses, style, DVDs, etc. If you aren't a yoga fan, if you have ideas on how to stick with it anyway, I'd be happy to hear about that as well.
p.s. From a knee perspective, I'm cleared to try easy running again one week from today! Yippee!!