I know that yoga really has a calming effect during stressful times, right?
I hate yoga.
I’m sorry, I just have to be honest about it.
The reason I don’t like yoga is not with ‘yoga’ itself so much,but more about
my first yoga/sexual harassment experience. I really need to give yoga another
go because my experience was likely not typical.
I’ve since had a BETTER experience with THIS.
I’ll tell you a few reasons why I initially got turned off yoga:
To begin, in the hot yoga session I tried, I was faced with a man in his junior
high gym shorts. It seemed that clothing was somewhat optional at this session
and I wasn’t really up for the sights.
The woman beside me was doing this annoying breathing that I thought was reserved
only for child birth. I felt only slightly guilty when I accidentally poked her
in the eye during this weird wall pose that the instructor had us doing.
By the way, at the wall the instructor kept pressing himself into me (deodorant optional
at this place), I’m not really sure what he was trying to correct. Now, not to be judgmental,
but he seemed very much like he batted for the other team, so I was somewhat disarmed at first
about his ‘corrections’. But then…
I was in a cobra pose (See? I know some things about yoga) and this instructor sat on my hamstrings
and grabbed my a$$ and told me my glutes were too tight. (Let me tell you I was clenching by this
That was it! This was not yoga so much as sexual harassment.
So, truthfully, my yoga experience was probably not anything yoga-like.
Aside from this experience, I know the benefits of yoga (even if you have to stay quiet for a long
time and line up your mat exactly so….)
I think I’m much better suited for something I could do on my own. Like this program I’m about to
tell you about…
This is from my friend and body-sculpting expert Kris Fondran.
She’s in her 40’s now. She’s got a lean, toned and shapely body.
And the only exercise she does is cardio flow.
=> Discover Kris’ system
Her workouts have been shown to be one of the most effective workouts for fighting stubborn fat
stores, ESPECIALLY the ones that crop up after age 40.
Studies show that it lowers levels of stress hormones and increases insulin sensitivity–a signal
to your body to store food in lean tissue rather than store it as fat around your belly.
And you don’t need ANY equipment to do it. My friend Kris describes the entire system on the next
=> Zero in on ugly bellyfat with short, portable exercise routines
When Kris started telling me about all the research that backs up the fat burning and health
enhancing benefits of the methods she teaches, I was amazed at how thorough it is. You can see
some of the top research for yourself highlighted on this page.
I figure this is a good way to reap the benefits of yoga without having to file a sexual harassment
PS. If you’re a big yoga fan, sorry if I offended. I actually did a ‘flow’ routine yesterday.
It was my day off from my usual training, and man, did it feel good.
See? Apparently you can teach an old dog new tricks 😉
If I can learn it – and I’m sort of yoga-phobic after this sexual harassment experience, then
As well, I’m headed back to see my Dad in the hospital again this weekend and this is the perfect
routine to take with me to do at my sister’s house – stress busting – no equipment – feel good –