My Digital Yogi Master

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Follow the exploits of  student and Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s user Valerie Sarnataro in her blog, Balancing Act, as she balances her work, school and social life with this  new and innovative  tablet and  notebook  convertible.   She\’ll be blogging regularly and taking you along as part of this special feature sponsored by Lenovo.


Despite my age, I was blessed with the body of an 80-year-old and suffer from serious back problems. I try to stay active, but sometimes running causes too much strain on my lower back, leaving me to complain to anyone with ears. So for the sake of my back – and my friends no longer having to listen to me whine – I decided to give yoga a try.

I purchased a spiffy new mat, downloaded a ton of beginner yoga videos and even bought a book to learn the proper breathing exercises and positions. The only thing missing was a lululemon ensemble.


I had been to a few Bikram yoga classes before, so I figured beginner yoga couldn’t be too hard – boy was I wrong! One would think that a beginner yoga video would explain each position in detail before moving on to the next. Apparently not. As I tried to steady myself in Warrior III, I was constantly looking at the screen to make sure I didn’t miss the next transition.

If it wasn’t for my Lenovo IdeaPad, I would have had a kink in my neck – if not a broken nose – from straining to see the screen while staying in position. The convertible truly lived up to its name and was as flexible as I was trying to be. I quickly flipped the Yoga into its different modes to better suit my needs. While I attempted Bound Half Moon, the device was easily visible in the laptop configuration. When I moved on to floor positions, like Plow Pose, I switched the Yoga to stand mode, so I could have a closer look at the screen. This made for a much more relaxing experience, which yoga is supposed to be after all – or so I am told!

\"YogaWhile my yoga skills definitely need some improvement, the Yoga 11S does not. Its ability to flip into stand, tablet and tent mode never ceases to amaze me. Despite me constantly switching between these positions, the convertible still feels as strong and sturdy as it did when I first took it out of the box. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for my body, which feels rather weak after this latest yoga adventure. Perhaps next time I will venture to an actual class! 


Be sure to follow Valerie as she uses the  Lenovo Yoga 11s at home, at school and at work.  There are some great things in store as her journey continues, so keep up with her exploits here and within her social communities.   Also,  check out our links to Lenovo news and reviews, as well as to Lenovo social communities. 


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