whenever i would do one of those yoga workout videos i ended up laughing because of the "yoga breath." if you don't know what that is, it's something like this:
ok, ok, it's not really like that. but i felt like it was.
so i signed up for yoga mainly because i thought it would be good cross training and i really have terrible balance, which apparently yoga helps with. after a week and a half of classes i am SOLD. yoga is awesome. it will not compare with running, but thats because it is a different kind of workout. my favorite part is trying to master a pose. and, you get a really good core workout! its great. another thing i really like about yoga is that it helps me clear my mind. it seems like every time i go to class i have just had a really stressful day (i think i have anxiety) and when i leave i feel less worried about all the things that are going horribly wrong.
so yoga haters, or skepticists, try it out. take a real yoga class and i think you will love it too.