P90X3 Yoga Overview
I wish there were more 30 minute yoga routines I could buy like P90X3 Yoga as I find this workout to be a fantastic part of P90X3. You’ll find this routine added to the schedule during the middle of the week, and it’s a perfect way to get your body back into form before hitting it hard the rest of the week. I do feel my limbs elongating, relieving stress, and as Tony says, it is really hard. I never thought I would sweat so much, or even have this much of a difficult time holding the moves. This is my my first experience with Yoga, of which I can totally see myself getting more into Yoga down the road. I will use this workout in place of other workout routines stretch or recovery as well as it’s that amazing.
With this workout you will be moving through many different yoga poses, starting with different standing moves, balance, and ending with floor moves. You’ll hit your entire body and break a nice sweat (if you are like me).
“Yoga is a 5,000 year old practice and you are going to get the benefits in just 30 minutes. I love it, absolutely love it because it’s all about flexibility and strength, posture and endurance and balance and best of all, it reduces stress. But I gotta tell you, this is not an easy routine. In order to make it short, we had to make it tough. Combining short and tough, to bring you bliss.”Tony Horton
Enjoy this, do this, it’s a great workout never to be skipped.
What I like
This is one of those workouts I look forward to each month, it is a de-stressor, it does help stretch out my body, and it’s a welcome reprieve from the normal P90X3 workouts. It’s very true what trainers say, that your body needs a day of recovery. This Yoga session is that day, even though I find myself sweating toward the end. The day after I do Yoga I feel much stronger and ready to go. I try to add Yoga into my weekly workout regardless if I am doing P90X3. When I do I often do this session as it hits all the poses I like and need.
What Might be Hard about P90X3 Yoga?
If you aren’t as flexible you will have a difficult time, but keep at it and modify when needed to get maximum benefit. I know the first few times I went through this yoga session I felt lost as I was very new to Yoga. My wife who does Yoga all the time felt more comfortable initially. What I like about Tony in this class, and really all of his sessions, is his calm persona, and his quirky sense of humor. So much so that when I would be unable to get a pose correct, I felt comfortable laughing at myself, and I knew I’d eventually get it correct.
P90X3 Yoga Moves
Tony will describe all of these moves as well as how to move through them since this workout is very fluid. It’s hard to describe as with yoga you are not just doing a single move, you are moving through the moves.
- Child’s Pose/Downward Dog/Forward Hang
- Sun Salutation/Reverse Swan Dive
- Warrior 1/2
- Reverse Warrior
- Bound Side Angle Pose
- Warrior 3
- Half Moon
- Twisted Moon
- Standing Splits
- Wide Legs/Forward Fold
- Twisted Triangle
- Tree Pose
- Extended Leg With Toe Bind
- Ted’s Chair
- Cat Dog
- Bird Dog To Dog Dancer
- Figure 4 Series
- Cooldown and Stretch