So I have signed up for a yoga class

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  1. Tesla_HV

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    When I lived on Kwajalein they piped in the "Namaste Yoga" TV series. A minimum of talking. Sort of a zen experience actually with pretty girls and relaxing music.

     
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    Signed up for an 8 week class through work. "Casey" is my instructor, here's hopin she is smokin :D
     
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    Hi, I'm Casey, today we are gonna do a bunch of downward facing dog dude...

    trust me, you'll be limber when we're done.
     
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    heh. right, it has occurred to me that "Casey" is a gender-neutral name. But the instructor's name is printed in pink on the schedule. That's gotta be a good sign, um, right? :confused: :D
     
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    the pursuit of zen peace, tranquility and mind body connection will not be achieved with lurid thoughts grasshopper....
     
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    wise man says: life without lurid thoughts is not worth living
     
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    So I just had my second session of these classes. Casey is nice to look at, and there is some other nice scenery as well. In the free intro class I first took , we had a male instructor, and I actually enjoyed his session-leading more. His communication was clearer and the positions were generally better IMO. Also he kept reminding us to breathe, which I found helpful, dumb as it sounds.


    Still I feel I am benefiting.

    It leaves me feeling simultaneously relaxed and energized. Also there is a sense of "uncluttering".
     
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    Great for flexibility and other things, I imagine, but those yoga-pants! Geez, I already have enough contempt for certain forms of advertisement.

    I'm not even close to the intended demographic, so being able to read the labels would only make things worse for me.

    My own stretching routines would draw laughter and ridicule, not to mention my Michelin-tire sweatsuit-layers of implausibility.

    Upon the first pose, (whilst admitting to myself that I could not ever attempt such a thing without serious garlic-consequences and bodily harm,) I would use a contrasting technique of randomized kinetics, undoubtedly distracting and giving me my tiny victory and humiliation, all the while smug in my neck-up survey of ponytails and ghastly stares.

    I keep my distance, I keep my dignity, I must forge ahead and concentrate on my pitiful things:)
     
  10. blowtorch

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    Just back from today's weekly session.

    Casey plays music during her sessions, of course. Today I'm pretty sure I heard John Mayer in there. Yechhh. Ryan Adams later made up for it, though.

    I wish she'd stick to like, new age instrumental stuff. I think it'd be more fitting.

    Maybe she's bored with that stuff
     
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    yoga rulz
     
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    andy this was only my 4th session ever. but yeah I'd say I gotta agree

    the feeling is so awesome. simultaneously relaxed and energized. uncluttered .physically and mentally.
     
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    If you like Yoga I think you would like Tai Chi. I like it a lot. I think just stretching in general is very beneficial-- not so sure about all the "moving the chi energy around" stuff. Just moving your body is good for you.
     
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    I'm so surprised they play contemporary music. That seems distracting. I like soft piano music like Satie Gymnopedies type stuff or Native American stuff.
    It's a beautiful thing, my friend showed me a sunrise salutation routine that he said is ancient and you feel a connection with something ancient and holistic. Makes you feel sooo much better!!

    I had never done it until a friend who is way overweight, I was like," I can't touch my toes can you?" And he proceeded to blow my mind lol.

    Glad you are enjoying it, It's a special club :)
     
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    Started new sessions yesterday (at the new job). No music at all this time around, which, I don't know that I like that
     
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    Heated room?
    No music is often better than bad music.
     
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    Perhaps you should change class and get into Prancersicing, that's with music, ICC.
    and nope, I won't post a YouTube clip, you'll have research that on yer own. ;):lol:
     
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    So I've been out of the last job, where they offered free sessions, for maybe nine months now. I found a free Sat morning session 15 minutes away. Just got back from my first time there, and the instructor corrected my pose, twice. I was the only one in the class that she felt the need to do that for. : / Oh well

    It felt real good to get back into it
     
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    Could you describe how she corrected your pose...slowly...with details.
     
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    Well, a good yoga student doesn't disclose these things. You know, the first rule of yoga class...and, what happens at yoga stays at yoga.

    She did ask my name, on the way out...

    Seriously, anyone who is able to do the poses can benefit from yoga, and I highly recommend it.

    And, the scenery is always quite nice.
     
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