I’ve finished the yoga portion of Ultimate Yogi Day 2. I’ve taken to doing Ultimate Yogi on weekends, as I normally would go to yoga classes on Saturdays. It does take me both Saturday and Sunday to complete each Ultimate Yogi workout set. Odd days of the program have abdominal workouts and meditation, in addition to the yoga workouts, and even days have meditation after the yoga workouts. There is a meditation disc with the set, but that video is reserved for specific workout days. As I prefer some guidance and background music for meditation until I get more experience with it, I’ve picked up some meditation DVDs from the library.
I would say that the level of both Days 1 and 2 would be intermediate/advanced, although a beginner who is familiar with down dog, planks, cobras, and warrior poses could do the workout. I will say that if you are beginning yoga and are not yet strong, keep with it, rest as needed (child’s pose), and you will build strength over time. I would also recommend that beginners space out the yoga workouts so that they’re not every day, as you will be sore… You will also want to have a yoga block. I’ve found yoga blocks to be very helpful.
Out of the two yoga workouts so far, I would say that there have been many, many vinyasas. You flow through them quite a bit.
Why does it take two days to complete one workout set? Anyone out there have kids? Ever have to stop a pose to:
- change a diaper
- feed a baby
- get a child that has woken up from a nap
- stop a child from pulling everything off your bookshelf, including opening up all of your DVD cases
- track down your yoga blocks which are being used as either teething toys or blocks, and your child has scattered them all over the room
- turn the TV back on after your child uses the remote to turn it off
Thus, it takes two days…