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Did it last night. Thought it was amazing. Any Yoga-ers?
It's brilliant isn't it? I've mentioned it a few times lately....PIckleOeuf's your girl though.
I tried to convince Bamnam to try it yesterday. I'm a bit of a boring evangelist about it I think but I never thought I'd like it and thought it was probs all nonsense, and I don't care if it is - it's lovely!
I'm going tonight, I look forward to it all week
- how difficult some of the poses are
- how my feet can't spread my toes at all
- how inflexible football and sitting in an office has made me
- how far i can reach down my ankles when i know how to breathe properly whilst doing it.
it's properly excellent.
but I'm scared I'll fart. Did you fart?
christ, you must be terrified of doing a shit then.
I just don't want to relax so much that I fart. Its just what I've seen happens in movies :'''(
you don't relax until the end, the rest is really controlled breathing, tight core control and stretching. it's pretty impressive for focusing your mind on something.
Oh I have embarrassed myself now. I'd better go home.
The man next to me was farting last week, I think it only effects you when you first try it
I may try it one day. I need to be more flexible as right now I can't even touch my toes :(
It made me want to. It doesn't do that to everyone though.
You don't need to be more flexible - it will make you more flexible, honestly you don't have to be bendy in the slighest that's not really the point of it. It'll help you get there and everyone works to their own limits. I have an old lady next to me and lots of people who are not bendy at all.
It's so nice! Go!
I went once. Decided to stick with brazillian jiu jitsu instead. Its more manly and violent and you get to roll around on the floor grappling with me.... oh wait
It's totally boss. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capoeira
it's harder than it looks. But I wonder about its effectiveness. I mean, really, not that much of a workout, if that's what you're going for.
I have a couple buddies that swear by it, even wanted to open his own studio. But my impression is that these dudes just like meeting yoga women, which, let's face it, ain't a bad plan.
a few hundred a session - and I personally enjoy it more than a run PLUS it does make me want to run as well as I feel virtuous and happy and stuff so often run before and have the yoga as my wind down.
It miles better than nothing, and not a bad add to part of whatever else you got going. And the yoga women thing, don't forget about that...
...jeez, I've nearly talked myself into rejoining...!
I always thought it was crap but a colleague showed us all how to do a handful of poses the other day and it's actually quite hard. I respect it a lot more now. I'd actually quite like to give it a proper go.
Been meaning to for a while now. Anybody got any recommendations for good classes/instructors in London?
Also, what type should I have a go at (e.g. hatha, bikram, ayusara(sp?))?
then you can find the one you like from there.
Mine is a kind of generic yoga class so I don't know which style I like best yet.
It really is great. Anyone who's considering it but worries about not being able to do bendy stuff of looking daft or it being a load of hippy bull should defo give it a whirl. (The worst hippy-ness you need to come to terms with are the posture names like downward facing dog and sun salutation, and the possibility of some new age or chanty-ish music at the end during the relaxation/meditation).
So, yeah, I'm pretty sold on it. Not a fanatic, but I've been to classes on and off over the years (and I need to get signed up to a new one seeing as my oold one stopped towards the end of last year).
I find that the improvement week on week is pretty noticeable so that's dead encouraging. As is the fact that pretty much anyone can get into it from whatever starting point.
I tend to sweat like a mofo, so I'm not sure I'd be suited to the bikram thing. Not sure what types I've been doing to be honest. Not really fussed either cos it's always been a bit of a mixture, and the basics are pretty generic as far as I can tell. My last teacher claimed she did 'flow' yoga, which seemed to involve stringing quite a few sequences together and not worrying too much about breathing or posture. I quite liked that cos I've been in classes where they've been a bit over focussed on breathing or posture and it makes it a little less fun.
I have secretly trumped. I have fallen asleep during the meditation bit.
tl;dr cos I'm psyched at the thought of sorting a class out and getting back on it.
<3 the chilled and fuzzy glow you have at the end of it.