If you’ve always been interested in yoga, but you’re too shy to join a class at your local studio, Yoga in Bed provides a relaxing way to learn more about the benefits of a regular yoga practice.
Yoga in Bed guides you through a series of 20 yoga positions, also known as asanas.Â The purpose of the morning workout is to boost your energy levels and get you ready to face the day. For the evening workout, the goal is to promote a sense of calm and help you wind down before bed.
The poses in Yoga in Bed are not difficult at all, although with names like Wipe the Slate Clean, Blissful Breath, Floating Off to Dreamland, and Nighttime Goddess Stretch, they might seem a bit odd to those who have previous experience with other types of yoga workouts.
Most are basic stretches appropriate for any healthy and moderately flexible person. Pillows are recommended for use as yoga props to provide extra support during the more difficult asanas.
Yoga in Bed was developed by Edward Vilga, an experienced yoga instructor who also created a yoga in the workplace routine called Yoga for Suits.
While Yoga in Bed provides a very accessible introduction to yoga, it’s unlikely to do much to help you reach your weight loss goals. It’s best suited for people who want to increase their strength, flexibility, and sense of mental well being.
There is a DVD companion to Yoga In Bed that you might want to check out as well. It covers the same basic routine, but is a helpful visual aid in keeping the right form when performing the various asanas.
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