Thread: Thoughts on Yoga?
7/24/2007 10:34pm, #21
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Hot yoga will help you get flexible, you'll get to see women doing some cool, flexible **** in front of you (yeah, sit on the back row)... and expect to fart a lot. Yeah, don't eat anything big or solid or resembling a mean burrito with chipotle sauce for at least 2 hours before a yoga class... try to take a dump before class, too.
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7/25/2007 9:19am, #22
Originally Posted by ThaiBoxerShorts
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As far as the mystical bullshit making it hard to take seriously, I understand where it comes from. After a few months of doing it, recently the post-stretching meditation and rythmic breathing sometimes induces a minor self-hypnosis effect. Don't think there is anything mystical or religious about it, but if you want to believe the mystical stuff going in, there is plenty to confirm a pre-conceived bias.
After just a few months of self practice, I'd recommend Yoga to anyone. I'm sure just like anything, a good instructor would make it ten times better at least. You feel better afterward and throughout the next 24 hours because the combination of stretching, breathing and meditation really improve you're mood. As far as I can tell, its not really religious or mystical - its physiological and psychological. However, in the short time I've done it the effects have been tangible.
7/25/2007 6:48pm, #23
I spoke to my Physiotherapist today and she recommended not doing it.
My problem is at the root of my sciatic nerve and deep stretching while good for the muscles can pull and stretch the nerve at the root and keep the problem going.
Maybe Tai Chi is the way to go.
7/25/2007 7:26pm, #24Originally Posted by ironlurker
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7/25/2007 9:02pm, #25
if you've got a disease and don't have long to live... take yoga.
because every minute in the studio feels like a freaking eternity.
7/25/2007 9:38pm, #26
Originally Posted by Teh El Macho.
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