Can a Real Girl Get Jennifer Aniston's Yoga Body?
Before you sign up for those spendy yoga classes or personal training sessions, look at what the famous "Friend's" at-home yoga workout did for our writer
"Sore today, strong tomorrow"It's the day after my first Yogalosophy workout and I am sore with a capital S. My butt and my legs are killing me -- I can't even bend over the bathroom sink to wash my face without squealing. But I'm loving it. This soreness has to be a good sign, right?
I ask Puja Seth, a Los Angeles-based yoga instructor, about the benefits of that burning sensation. She tells me that what I'm going through is pretty common: Muscles are most likely to become sore after an initial workout due to the fact that the body is not used to the exertion (in my case, from the yoga poses). The exercise has broken down my muscle fibers, but they will rebuild with a stronger bond.
Puja's prediction proves accurate: Two days later, my soreness is completely gone. I even feel refreshed and even stronger. Already. After my third workout session, I find that climbing those two flights of stairs at work is not as painful, and I'm not gasping for air anymore. I'm getting a taste of what it's like to be fit again. And I want more.
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