I've never really been a fan of yoga. I once went to a yoga class in London. The instructor had this really deep, slow voice. She made us lie on our yoga mats and pretend we were a fish out of water, flapping around and gasping for air. I seriously had to stop myself from laughing aloud during the class! The yoga class I've been going to here in Brisbane is really good. I really like the instructor's style - no dead fish!
I can't take photos of my class because the yoga room is dark and there's a privacy issue, but we do lots of downward dog, Plank pose - this one is really good for upper body strength, and child's pose
My instructor is really good. I get such a good workout during the class which I never thought I'd get from yoga. It's not all sitting cross-legged with your fingers on your knees. The poses improve strength and flexibility, and the meditation at the beginning and end of the class help to calm my mind and body.
You don't need any fancy equipment to do yoga, but I bought my own pink Gaiam mat with pretty white flowers on it, and some Lorna Jane yoga gear. Well if you're going to do something, do it with style I say, and the mat's so much nicer than the smelly blue ones at the gym!
Have you tried yoga? Do you have a favourite type or pose?