Now that I have determined to workout without getting lazy, I'll tell you what I have been doing every week. I did not want to overwhelm my body with heavy exercise. I have done that before and ended up with painful cramps. After some research I have understood that shocking your body all of a sudden with heavy and difficult exercises is really not a good idea.
The first week is completely dedicated to breathing technique. In yoga, every exercise you do requires you to take long deep breaths. For this, in the first week the only exercise you do is 'Shwasanakriya A'. Below is a picture illustration:
I have started this today morning and Insha'a Allah by next Wednesday I will reach 40 times of this exercise. I know this looks like nothing but in the book it says it is important to correct our breathing technique before we start anything else in yoga. Also this is easy during Ramadan.
In the evening, I did the workout shown in this video. Not as such, I reduced the count of each exercise Bex shows here. My heart was thumbing away by the end. It includes 8 sets of exercises and below is the number of times I did each.
- Jumping Jacks - which I did 10 times.
- Squats - 10 times
- Alternative Lunges - 5 for each leg
- Plank position hold for 10 seconds (I did only 1 round)
- Mountain Climbing - 5 on each leg (I did only 1 round)
- Knee Raise Crunches - 10 on each leg
- Bent Knee Push Up - 5 times and hold for 5 seconds (I did only 1 round)
- Squat Thrust - 10 times
I will update how and what I feel about this next Wednesday in 'Get Fit!' page.
Until then take care &
Stay Healthy :)
Stay Healthy :)