I'm new to the forums, and was hoping to get some resources to begin yoga.
A little about myself. I've been overweight pretty much my entire adult life. At the beginning of this year, I was around 280 lbs. I decided enough was enough. I did the research, and have steadily been losing weight, through resistance training, diet, and cardio, and currently I'm at 243 lbs.
I am still continuing on my weight loss, and my goal is to reach around 210 lbs. I am 6'3", so I think that would be a good weight, especially since I have built some lean mass in the past 4 months.
So that's the good news.
The bad news, is that I'm feeling the effects of physical activity on my joints, and I am having moderate pain in my lower back, every single morning I get up. I am only 29 years old, and I feel like an 80 year old man in the morning. It takes me 5 minutes to get up, because of LOWER BACK problems I have.
So that brings me to Yoga. I have always thought about doing yoga, but right now I am very serious about it. I want to my body to reach its best genetic potential. I've been losing weight, building lean mass, and now I want to combine that with yoga.
The problem is, I don't know where to start. I used google, and found a website by a guy called AnmolMehta. Have you heard of this website? If so, would you recommend that this is a good starting place for me? The website is a little complicated at first, but I'm starting to get a hang of the outline/format.
I just wanted to know if its a good starting point. I haven't ready his syllabus yet for the basic class, but I plan to. But before I get into it, just wanted to look for recommendations first.
On one hand, it seems like a FREE resource for a complete yoga program. But on the other hand, i realized that nothing can be that good, and nothing comes free. so is there some kind of catch to the program? is he going to make me buy stuff half way through?
Thanks, and sorry for the really long post.