Friday, May 28, 2010

Lovely Obsessions: Mandy Ingber's Yogalosophy

As you all probably know, I'm pretty obsessed with yoga, and I'm also into workout DVD's because I have yet to bring myself to pay for a gym membership, and I enjoy working out in the privacy of my own home where I can slack off as much as I want without anyone seeing. So I was really excited when I heard that Jennifer Aniston's yoga instructor Mandy Ingber came out with a DVD workout! Mandy Ingber is quirky and funny, and she provides unique perspectives to yoga and working out in general. The soundtrack is really great, the videography is artistic and aesthetically pleasing, and the workout is pretty difficult (I didn't fully break a sweat, which I was disappointed about, but my weak ass couldn't even do 100% of the lunges, and my legs were hurting the next day!!!!). She combines a lot of common (but really good) exercises with yoga poses, like crescent pose + lunges, chair pose + squats, and boat pose + sit ups.  This is super good because it's a semi-cardio/sculpting workout, but as a result feels a little less like real yoga.  Seriously though, watching Mandy Ingber on the TV screen is pretty motivating in itself cause she has an awesome body.

If I just really want to do yoga (yunno, mind+body workout type thing), I think I might prefer Rodney Yee, even though I feel silly watching him on TV, with his teeny tiny speedo outfits and long braided hair (kind of a strange sight to see). But his power yoga workout is hard and fun, and he's so good at making it look easy which is extremely motivating.


  1. wow her calf looks super buff in that picture.

    i wanna try! i'm curious about the rodney yee one too.... hehehe.

  2. If you can find a community class, it is probably (a lot) cheaper than joining a gym. I had one that was about $7/class (like $60 for a whole term of once/wk classes). It was kind of like a rec center class so it was full of older ladies and it was (a little) easier to keep up--although some of them were pretty strong... Might be expensive where you are though. Even in HI now, it's hard to find a class that's less than $10. But yeah the class I used to go to was weights and yoga and I liked that combo rather than 100% yoga.

  3. yeah yoga classes can be expensive!!! B and i just signed up for a Bikram yoga class (ten sessions), and it was about $12 per session. we do have regular yoga classes for free at our apartment complex, though, but you have to go early to save your spot, and it's only on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7PM. We used to go every Monday and Wednesday, but haven't gone in a while. They were actually really good! Also we go to Lululemon Athletica for their free yoga classes on saturdays or sundays.

    yoga with old ladies sounds fun! =)