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let's talk about yoga
if so, why doesn't everyone do it?
What should be done and what should be avoided?
What are the different types all about???
As you are a man I guess you are over 6 foot so be Aware, you will dislocate your hip doing it
Do not try it at home until you are beyond the beginners stage or you could really damage yourself. Going to a meeting now but happy to answer any Qs later.
sounds horrible, sorry :(
the woman from The Vaselines teaches my dad yoga
was teaching my little brother how to do a head stand and my step mum came in and complimented me on my head balance form.
I conclude from this that various push ups/pull ups/bridges/leg raises is better than yoga.
so much shit being taught by so many dickheads though
In certain disciplines anyway. I'd always be wary of classes which call themselves just 'yoga' or 'hatha'. That could be anything. In ashtanga it is a toruous process and to call yourself an ashtanga tecaher you have to undergo hundreds of hours of training, many under a guru. There's no way to be absolutely certain of the quality fo your teacher, but you shoudl always find out what certificatoin they have. They won'tr think you rude- most will be glad you've shown an interest (unless of course they are a charlatan and you've just caught them out.)
I guess that I also have a bit of a problem with the teachers who all try to push the whole spirituality thing as well, and even more so with those that try to push homeopathy or alternative medicine on their clients.
I'd just like a place where I can go to stretch my muscles properly to increase how supple I am, so that I can continue playing sport well into my fifties and maybe sixties, minimising the recovery time and the risk of injury.
I wonder if it's the ones who practice in village halls who wear Wacky gap-year tie-die etc who are guilty of that.
the spirituality thing I make clear is not of interest, altohugh part of its tecahings are to allow you to focus on the present which is a very difficult but very beneifical thing for everybody to do (for your mental health) regardless of religion or lifestyle choices.
talking about dietary supplements as recommended by your yoga instructor a while back.
Oh wait- was this bikram? Bikram is a massive commercial enterprise. that's not to say it's not good exercise, but iut doens't pretend not to be a massive capitalist machine. It's why many proper yogis hate him. When you do bikram you sweat like a lezzer in a fishmonger, and unless you have a very well balanced diet, this loss of fluid can cause electrolyte imbalance, casuing cramping and nausea. This can be cured by taking rehydratoin salts that you get from boots for a quid, but they are fiddly to use, so bikram peddles some elecrolytew replenishers that come in tincture form and you can just add to your water. Your cocnut water that costs two quid. i was tempted but didn't bother. In fact, I stopped going to nbikram because the sweat made me spotty and it was detracting from my proper yoga practice.
Not in the sense we were talking about anyway.
I would be very surprised if you are Over 6 foot and claim you are 'amazing' at yoga. It just doesnt work for men who are of the Manly variety (no offence)
is probably not the way to enlightenment
how often do i need to do it? for how long?
how much should i pay for lessons to avoid being Taken Advantage Of?
and the more you do it, the more rewarding it'll be.
honestly i think anyone who pays for regular classes is getting ripped off. get a couple dvds or attend a couple of classes and just take what you like from it.
And I don't say that because i hope one day to make a (meagre) living out of it. it really is extremely dangerous to some of the poses without a qualified instructor checking that you're not about to break your neck.
- You can be over 6 foot and go on a treadmill, you cant to do yoga.
- Exactly what is 'rewarding' about two dislocated Joints? Rewarding maybe for the paramedic who is able to stop you Screaming and crying in pain.
- Yoga DVDs? The police find these in your one bedroom flat occupied by a single male and you are instantly on some pervert register
alcock asked how often to do it, i say do it when you feel you need it
of course if you wanna keep your local yoga teacher in gongs and tealights then feel free to waste your money
I do Ashtanga, mainly it's because it was what i started doing when I was a teenager and most of the classes near my office in my 20s were ashtanga classes. I am biased, but I think it's one of the best and it's what I trained in. the primary series is really accessible, so even a beginner can get through it and see benefits faiurly quickly. (as you advance, you can adjust into harder poses, and then progress onto the next two series.)
Tbh, any kind of yoga will be beneficial so long as you do it properly and don't try it at home until you are experienced.
who will try doing this and dislocate their joints out of all recognition and end up as Jellyfish when they are middle aged
then one day I will be >6 foot tall. What will become of me then?
I've never had any problems, but i'm only 5 foot 2. he's a giant. A Big Unit.
She must be about 5 foot so would not have run into the same issues as I have. Trust me friend. It is not suited for a big unit
I had problems with yoga due to my height also
You Being a Hobbit like creature would be fine doing it, Me being tall, cool and powerful Gandalf like wizard would end up breaking their spine
Yoga-Pilates at the moment. It's good. I couldn't walk after the first session because you use all the muscles you don't normally use, I'm fitter at it now though. Did this thing called 'The Eagle' last time. Look how cool these people look.
Amen Brother, Dangerous is as Dangerous does.
That's an ancient yoga pose.
gonna eat it tonight
Do yoga if you are a female or a 'male' under 6 foot tall, you will be fine and probably have a fabulous time and gain a tight womanly body.
Avoid 100% doing yoga if you are a 6 Foot plus Big Unit real Man (BURMA) who would be better suited to buying a treadmill and keeping all their bones/joints in tact.
even worse for joints eg ankles eg knees?
Due to the 'Stomp-Factor' from those real men galloping around at the same time, we don't have time to watch out for others who are less developed/evolved and always a chance we will stampede them. Therefore they should stick to what I call 'Limpet Activities' like Yoga and reading where they stay in one place, inside.
Yep - very good for you. Especially before / after going for a run.
So many people do a pre-run stretch then go on to do a good run and cool down and stretch yet still end up injured and wonder why.
That'll be your ill advised pulling apart of your poor frozen muscles then, you nugget-eater.
Afterwards is much better.
It's fine to gently stretch the hamstrings though, as long as you have a 5 minute warm up walk before you start running.
NononoRobots please stop talking nonsense. NFL players regularly practice yoga...
Yogat a good argument there. I concede.
is a really great poster I think
What say you to THAT, huh Robots?
Photo evidence below. I am 5 foot 2 (NOT five foot, like robots says.) He is almost a whole head taller than me-
there are no tall welshmen