Namaste and Ninja Salutations: Is Yoga Just for Vegan Hippies?

30 Nov

Yoga anyone?

Uh, yoga, much?

There’s the time when you think about it, turning the idea over and over in your mind. Then there’s the moment when you just do it.

Wow. This is the last day of November 2012. Let’s make it big, OK?

Looking forward to December, I’d like to explore an activity that has previously eluded me: Yoga. Why? First, I’m just very curious about it. Secondly, as I’ve been working out more, I’ve started to feel the need for more stretching. You know the feeling. Tight legs, tense back and just feeling like you need a good stretch. I did P90x before I got married and I still have the YogaX DVD, which I use occasionally (it’s killer) but I’ve been wondering about yoga and think it’s time to take it to the next level.

So, I want to spend the month of December exploring yoga. This isn’t a 30-day thing where you have to do yoga every single day but I am going to make a pointed effort to learn more and explore it.

Are you up for the challenge? If your answer is no, maybe you should refer back to the above photo …Now, THAT is inspirational! OK maybe a little painful looking but what if you got that flexible? Talk about an achievement!

So let’s do it. Let’s explore yoga for the month of December together. I’ll share bits of info and helpful videos and you can share what you find too by posting it within my Facebook community.

OK to start, let’s take a look at what we think about yoga so we can compare it to what we have learned a month from now. This is what I think of Yoga right now …

Words that come to mind when I think of yoga:

  • Vegan
  • Hippie
  • Clean eating
  • Yogi
  • New-age
  • Pants

What I know about yoga right now:

  • You can get increased flexibility
  • It helps with mental tranquility
  • The workouts are full of targeted, deliberate movements and balances
  • If you do it enough (coupled with clean eating) you can get really toned
  • Gini has yet to acquire a taste for it, while Rebecca Todd and Robbert Downy, Jr. love it.

So what do you think? Do you practice yoga? Love it? Hate it? Curious to try it? Can you do that move pictured above?!?

~ Kate

P.S. I think I’m going to start sharing some videos on what Paleo is, what I think about the Whole30 and why you should do it, etc. Let me know if there are other topics you’d like more input on. 😉


I am interested in learning more about Paleo from someone who, um, practices? Is that right? Sounds interesting and I happen to love animal protein. I also love bread (he hangs his head in shame) which is my downfall. Pasta, yum. Lost cause. I know. Yoga? No thanks. Tried it once, ripped something in my ribcage and that was it. Hobbled for weeks after that. I have to get back to the gym (hangs head in shame - this time gently shaking form side to side). :-)


I'm in. My interest has peaked lately as I've tried to get this old body into shape. I know that strengthening my core is vital to good health, so I'm all in!

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