As a spontaneous challenge, I'm doing 300 days of BUTI yoga. Or as I like to call it: it's-always-crotch-centric-over-here yoga (bonus points if you get that reference).
I've never been one of those people who enjoyed yoga. Like as a trainer I know all the benefits of it but it never felt fun to actually do. It was always more like...
Except for BUTI. Because it incorporates tribal dance movements (like hip and chest isolations to make you feel sexy as fuck) and HIIT cardio (to make you sweaty as fuck).
If you're curious, here's a free 10 minute workout on Youtube with BUTI creator Bizzie Gold:
If you're looking for something more intense, here are the other 3 free BUTI workouts on Youtube (about 40 minutes each):
(and if you want even more, she sells DVDs on her website)
I'm 14 days into 300 and am honestly feeling pretty rad.
Physically I've been feeling it most in my thighs, abs, and shoulders - there's a ton of movements in the squat and plank positions. And I'm also finally getting that "yoga bliss" that everyone else seems to get from "normal" yoga. There's something deeply calming about the rhythmic circular movements of BUTI, and I honestly find it more meditative than being still. Plus it's always more fun to workout to music when you can shake your hips to the beat.
So if something doesn't work for you, don't force yourself to do it just because it's popular. Experiment with different styles and find what you like. Life is too short to do workouts you hate.