So I have signed up for a yoga class

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  1. Blue Bill

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    Torch, go for it, you will love it, it's awesome. I did it casually for years, it's really good for balance, posture, flexibility, and learning how your body works. Never worry about being a beginner, everyone is at a different experience level, just do what's comfortable and enjoy the time spent relaxing and breathing deeply and slowly.
     
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    My doctor, who is the Medico for one of my city's first rung professional sporting teams, once advised me to take a pilates class because of a once in a lifetime back problem.

    When I went to enrol I was told that I was in no fit state ( I think I'm like Eddie Condon and never in a fit state) to undertake pilates without first resolving my then acute back problem with Physiotherapy. I agreed.

    By sheer bad/good luck I came down with the flu at the same time. Two days confined to bed fixed my back completely with no further problem 8 years down the track.

    I vote for overindulgence in "la dolce vita" followed by bed rest.
     
  3. ItchyFingers

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    The idea has merit.
    I find stretching the back of my legs by touching my nose to my knees helps keep me in the no back pain and helps cure the same which is recurring.
    I have torn my shoulder badly just doing a drum fill reaching back for the far low tom cold. I stretch that shoulder out regularly by prying it behind my passenger car seat.
    Stretching is very important. No doubt yoga would be a good thing. Some day maybe I'll get around to it..
    I would have to learn to sit cross legged first. My bum knee would be brutal doing one legged balance things.
     
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    GO!!!
     
  5. blowtorch

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    Half an hour to class...wish me luck (and hot babes :lol:)
     
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    Yoga ... then mediation ... vegetarian meals ... hemp clothing ... sandalwood and patchouli.

    It was nice knowing you.
     
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    I attended Yoga for some years- the only guy in the class. I was so embarrassed I made sure I got there early and placed myself in the front row, mainly to see the guru and how it should be done. Wonderfully relaxing, also, being in the front row, I never had any problems with farts. Very polite ladies in my area.
     
  8. blowtorch

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    that was pretty awesome. i can see how people make a habit out of it

    highly recommended, for anyone. seriously
     
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    Which? The farts or making interesting moves behind the women?
     
  10. blowtorch

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    I experienced no flatulence, from either myself or others in the class.

    I was the only guy there, in a class of maybe a dozen. There was one notably hot chick there; she arrived late and took a place directly in front of me. So yeah, that scenery was very good.

    But more notably than that, I feel awesome. I feel very much like I just got a really good massage. This free class (offered at my workplace) was through a small local chain that has a franchise not a quarter mile from my house. They gave coupons for more free classes. I will definitely be back.
     
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    pics or it didn't happen...
     
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    Yoga has been part of my weekly routine for approx 6 years now.
    I first went along during a very stressful period in my life, to calm the mind and get to feel good about myself.
    It was better than the alternatives of booze and other self medications.
    It's so good for me that I continue to sign up each year.

    Gyms that have TVs running on all stations and techno music blaring do nothing for me.
    I go to a studio that is Yoga and Pilates only so there is no distractions.
    Jeesh, the last big box gym I went to the folks doing yoga can't even turn their phones off for an hour.

    sure there's some eye candy but Lycra on the wrong body can be like mozzarella cheese before the wrap comes off.
    Lycra is not for me, I just turn up in shorts and a t shirt.

    Om.
     
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    My group is training up to do 108 Sun Salutations on the Solstice. Gonna be rough.
     
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    Thanks for the progress report! I'm seriously considering giving this a go... I'm in pretty bad shape and need to lose about 60 lbs. I don't mind the weight so much as the complications that come with it, e.g., hypertension, etc.

    And thanks to Teleforumnoob for posting that video about Diamond Dallas Page... Very inspiring.

     
  17. blowtorch

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    JayFreddy I'd highly encourage you to go for it. I know I now sound like the yoga zombies got me, but when you try it , it's just such a no-brainer: "Oh. This is what I need to be doing. Why didn't anyone tell me about this?"

    I was amazed at how good I felt, physically, and also it's very clarifying mentally. And after just a half-hour session!
     
  18. blowtorch

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    It's funny because I did not ache the day I had the class, but I ached pretty well the day following.
     
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    Endorphins...I saw it on TV.
     
  20. blowtorch

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    Anyone know of any good beginner level yoga youtubes? I've searched but what I've found has been either too advanced, too chatty (like those pedal demo videos where the guy just won't stop yakking; you're like "let's hear it already!") or too "new-agey"...
     
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