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Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Jr_Bullit, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. boostindoubles

    boostindoubles Nacho Libre

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    One of my sisters has a hot yoga studio. I've sat in on a few of her hour and a half sessions and while I can get through it, I'm always praying for the end. The sweat POURS off, I want to die, but I feel refreshed after I cool down. I rowed for 2 years on a varsity college team and bikram is up there with some of the burly workouts we had to do.

    Maybe your body is acclimating to the intensity of it.
     
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  2. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    I've never done yoga. I don't have enough focus.
     
  3. pnj

    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    Neither to I.

    The teacher constantly running her mouth doesn't help.
    and the, "just let your mind relax..." bit..

    yea right.
     
  4. boostindoubles

    boostindoubles Nacho Libre

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    I never tried yoga before I experienced the Bikram room of death. Yoga isn't really my cup of tea. I'll keep doing the bikram classes once in a while, maybe a couple times a year, to prove to myself that I can still get through one.
     
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  5. pnj

    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    That is exactly why people DON'T start doing yoga^^^^^^
     
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    Jettj45 Monkey

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    I'll second Bikram yoga, I have done it with my girlfriend a few times and like it. Even being a beginner I fit right into the class.
     
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    Bikram is a very cult-ish form of yoga. Would not recommend.

    Hot yoga=Sure. Bikram=brain wash.
     
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    Jettj45 Monkey

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    Explain
     
  9. boostindoubles

    boostindoubles Nacho Libre

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    Bikram is actually a dude who 'invented' hot yoga He requires hot yoga studios to jump through enormous hoops and pay large sums of money for the privilege to use Bikram in the name. All studios using the name Bikram must be professionally trained by the man himself. He also has a habit of suing studios that he feels is infringing on his broad trademark style and process.
     
  10. pnj

    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    Explain?

    I've done Bikram many many times. I have a hard time understanding how stretching for 90 minutes equals 'brain wash'.
     
  11. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    Some people go way overboard and turn it into a religious experience, and then look down their nose at you when they find out that it's "just" exercise.

    I've dabbled in Ashtanga yoga a bit-I really need to do it more. It's so good for flexibility and core strength, but I'd rather just go ride.
     
  12. frank81

    frank81 Chimp

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    I've been wanting to try Yoga for a while now. Excuses, excuses...I haven't gotten around to it yet (surprise! haha). I really admire the people who dedicate themselves to the practice, though. One day I'll sign up for a class. I need to find a friend who also wants to try it, so I have someone to go with.

    Anyway, good for you, Jr_Bullit!
     
  13. metalhead119042

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    I have been doing some yoga pretty consistently for about the past 2 months (at least 2-3 times a week). I can already tell that it has made me a faster, more consistent rider overall. So what's up with all the people that think yoga is lame and hate on it? I have too many friends that are ignorant about yoga and it's benefits.
     
  14. jonKranked

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    same here. i'm starting to integrate yoga into my workout routine. i do it once a week. twice if i'm really sore or tight.

    i don't take a class. there are yoga videos on netflix streaming.
     
  15. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

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    my girl and i just started as well.
    yoga in Wii has been pretty helpful even with one balance board.
     
  16. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    Really? Find one you like in particular? I was taking a class for a while but my work schedule changed and I couldn't go any more. Haven't been back and I actually really kind of miss it. Was thinking about buying a DVD or something but if its on the interflix........
     
  17. pnj

    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    also on Hulu.....
     
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    just search for "yoga" a bunch will come up.

    Some on there are better than others. There's one of those "ten minute" ones that rushes through everything and is kinda worthless.

    Two that I found surprisingly good were actually called "healing yoga for common conditions" and "healing yoga for aches and pains". Good stretch based moves, good pace, emphasis on proper technique and breathing. The guy in them is a total stereotype - balding, fruity ponytail guy :rofl:
     
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    Dolph Lundgren. Stress management.
     
  20. pnj

    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    cased a jump really bad and my back is screwed up again. Pretty sure one of the discs is screwed up as this is the same feeling I had the last time that happened, which eventually led me to surgery.

    signed up for the bikram yoga. I went on Monday, I went yesterday and I'm on my way out the door to go today. Worst 90 minutes ever but hopefully it helps my back. They eye candy isn't bad either....
     
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    yoga helped my a lot with my back
     
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    Just peeked my mead into this forum and saw this thread. I recently started looking for more core workout to keep my back in line. Started about two months ago with a reformer Pilates class..... Holy crap does that hurt but feel so good, I just started into the yoga this past monday, and Meh....... My routine should end up with Yoga Monday nights, Pilates Wednesday nights, gym Tues and Thurs and sat evening. So far the results are great. As far as the yoga being Meh I think for me its just finding the right instructor, this one I went to is A LOT too hippie for me, at the same time the balance and flexibility is a major plus.
     
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    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    'Mike, try Bikram. I think you'll find it more than Meh.
     
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    I think it is the instructor myself, but my lady friend goes and she sets up in front of me, Makes for a hell of a view to be had.....
     
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    Holy crap.... Missed the last two weeks of Pilates due to riding the scooter half way across the country.... My instructor told me when I came in we would make up for it..... The core is on fire..... I must say I do like the results as of now..... So does the lady friend
     
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    i do 45 minutes hatha yoga at home.. and i learned it all from online videos.. its great!!!
     
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    gonefirefightin free wieners

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    I could get into yoga.......

     
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    stevew unique white person

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    downward facing doggie style.
     
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    This is now a yoga pants thread.



    BOOM!
     
  32. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Look for the book "Yoga for regular guys" by Diamond Dallas Page...good workouts.
     
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    rockofullr confused

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    Well.. I love yoga ! XD
     
  35. pnj

    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    back is fvcked up agian. I'm back on that bikram yoga tip, son.

    Just payed $140 for a month pass. I've gone three times in five days.

    it sucks
     
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    I do yoga for relaxation sometime with the help of book and videos but I never did heated yoga. Don't think it will be good for me, but I'm a fan of yoga and it keeps me fit, healthy, fresh and relaxed.