It’s no secret how popular the P90X fitness program is, or how effective all of the workouts are when used correctly. It’s been pretty well-documented at this point, with thousands of positive testimonials demonstrating how effective the program really is.
That being said, the workouts are HARD! It’s definitely not for the faint of heart, but if you’re committed to changing your life, and possibly getting into the best shape you’ve ever been in, then this may be the program for you. All of the workouts usually take 60 to 90 minutes, so unlike many of the popular 30-minute programs that have flooded the market in recent years, you will have to be prepared to devote some time to getting into shape.
One thing I can tell you is that the workouts are fun and intense, even if they take a decent amount of time to complete. You will be sweating, your heart will be pumping, and you should be watching the fat fall off, while the lean muscle piles on.
The yoga workout was one of my favorites during my time using the P90X system.
So, without further ado, let’s examine what Tony Horton’s Yoga X is all about, and what you can expect during your 90-minute or so routine.
The Yoga X Workout
For those who are brand new to the P90X workout series, there are 12 main DVDs in the set. Each one comprises a 60 to 90-minute workout, targeting various areas of the body. Yoga X is the 4th DVD in the set and was easily one of my favorite workouts. I found that it was a nice “break” from some of the other more intense sessions, but that isn’t to say that it is easy – not at all.
Unless you’re a bonafide “Yogi,” it is going to take you a few sessions to feel totally comfortable with all of the moves. There is a lot of stretching involved, but it’s also going to target your core strength, with classic moves like the Warrior’s Pose. Now some die-hard yogis may nitpick at whether or not Tony is saluting the sun correctly, but the bottom line is, this is a great workout and it is a nice addition to the P90X series.
Like all of the P90X workouts, you’re going to start with a warm-up, then the 90-minutes of fun kicks in, followed by a cooldown period.
Here are the exact moves you’ll be completing:
- Runner’s Pose
- Crescent Pose
- Warrior One
- Warrior Two
- Reverse Warrior
- Triangle Pose
- Twisting Triangle
- Chair to Twisting Chair AKA the Prayer Twist
- Right-Angle Pose to Extended Right-Angle Pose and Grab
- Prayer Twist from Runner’s Pose to Side Arm Balance
- Warrior Three to Standing Splits
- Half Moon to Twisting Half Moon
These 12 moves are a nice yoga combo of balance, strength, flexibility, proper breathing, and coordination. It’s a great way to relax your mind, while also building on all of the progress you’re making with the other P90X workouts.
While a lot of us may not think of yoga as being something that is hard or tests your strength and coordination, my view was definitely altered after one round of Yoga X. It’s intense, but in a very different way from many of Horton’s other workouts. It will take some time to get used to all of the moves, but after a few times completing the workout, you should see a noticeable improvement with your balance, flexibility, and strength – at least, I did.
There are a couple of different ways you can get access to the full Yoga X workout. You can try it, and all of the P90X workouts, for free with the Beachbody ON DEMAND free trial. This gives you a chance to see if you like it, and then if you’re interested in the full program, the next step may be to buy P90X. This gives you access to all of the DVDs, but also all of the other tools necessary for maximizing your success with the workouts – eating and shopping guides, etc.
To learn more about P90X head to their official website.