I asked for a bunch of random stuff for christmas, including the Siva Rea Yoga Trance Dance DVD and a yoga/exercise ball from Gaiam. Both of which were aimed to help me in my main goal for 08, but on two different routes. Siva Rea was for my crazy, hippy dancer cardio side, the Gaiam ball was for my need to get toned, healthy muscles side.
Both of which, my friends, are FOR THE WIN.
YOGA TRANCE DANCE- I hate to admit how much I love this crap. And it IS crap. Crazy, burner-friendly, hippy, fire energy, dancing like you're possessed, crazy crap mixed with yoga. And I LOVE IT. I put this on in the morning, program my practice (it has this really cool module where you can build your routine) and go to town. It gets me energized, melts stress away and makes me feel humbled and silly all at once. It combines all the fluidity and grace of dance movements with some nice poses and new versions of asanas. And the Water Salutations? LOVE EM! They're fluid, beautiful and entrancing. I have to admit that I feel like a CRAZYFOOL when I do this tape, but in a really good way. Like, admitting you like watching the Judge TV shows, Dr Phil or People's Court kind of way. Like, "I know it's weird and crazy that I enjoy this but it's my life, fool and I DO WHATTA WANT!!"
I would suggest this DVD to both dance pros and yoga people alike. Especially if you're the kind of person who likes to laugh at themselves sometimes, because this DVD makes you do some whacked-up, crystal worshipping hippy crap. BUT I LURVES IT.
Note: you need to have a bit of room for this one. I do it between my couch and tv center.
Note II: you will need a good yoga mat as they're a lot of floor movements.
Note III: you will have to make sure no one is around to point and laugh at what a tard you look like.
GAIAM Ball Kit: I bought a balance ball because I like bouncing on my friend La's so much. I saw this kit and was like...hrm... Comes with a theraband and workout DVD? Shrug!? Why not?
I did the whole workout last night and I have never NEVER accessed my arm, leg and ab muscles so well. It seemed like really easy and fun exercise, but today. WHEW! I am hurtin! I had a great time doing the DVD, as they actually make you bounce for parts of the exercise. It was so fun! And I much prefer using the bands to free-weights. It was easy and like a science experiment trying to figure out how to wrap the bands around things- my foot, my hands, the ball. Plus, I kept laughing because I was like, "DOOOD... I'm on a giant BALL, Yo!" funny.
And the BEST part is that I super blasted my abs! They're all buff feeling now. RARARRRR!!
I'm gonna keep on keepin' on with both of these and get back to you later. We'll see if I'm lifting cars with my killer arms and abs while calling my Kali energy at the same time in the near future.