I'm just starting to get into Ashtanga yoga, and it's super brutal (in a good way!)! And I'd like to start practicing yoga 6 days a week (which I had been doing until the past few months when I got back into running and weights). I have an amazing studio and people I love, but I'm loving running and weights right now too! Currently I do yoga 2x a week, intervals and weights 2x a week, and a long (40min-60min) run and sit ups and pushups 2x a week. I also walk my puppies for an hour every morning. I'm reading this great book about Ashtanga and love what it's saying about making yoga a daily practice. The problem is, my job requires me to take a fitness test every 6 months which tests how fast I can run a mile and a half, how many pushups and situps I can do. I recently had a fitness test and did well on the run and the situps, but the pushups were a bust! Anyway, I'm taking another test in a few months because I want a better score, but I"m interested in making a daily practice of yoga too! Is it possible for me to do an hour or 90 minutes of yoga, walk my dogs, and then do a regular workout? I feel like I might burn out, but I love the physical and mental benefits of yoga! Someone help me with my dilemma! I thought I'd ask the Ashtangis since it's in their practice to do yoga six days a week; I wonder if they do anything else to work out on top of that??
I work out 6 days a week, not 7! and I only work out an hour a day, and then an hour dog walk. I don't think that's too much.
I have a daily yoga practice (Bikram, not ashtanga) and I'd say that about 3-4 days per week I'll also run/swim/ride/bodyweight train. It's really important to get enough calories and sleep for max recovery. I can always tell when I'm not recovering properly, because then I get home from work and just want to flop on the couch.