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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Real men are sweaty :viking:

    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.

    And no, I'm not shitting you :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThaiBoxerShorts
    On one hand, I've seen some yoga people perform some very impressive feats of strength and flexibility.

    On the other hand, it's cloaked in so much mystical bullshit that I have a very hard time taking it seriously.

    It's good stretching, but it's just stretching. If you can find someone to teach it cheap/free, it might be worth looking into, but otherwise it's the non-martial-arts equivalent of McDojoism.
    I've been doing Yoga from videos and books. I'd like to go to a class, but as a single Dad of a toddler, a few BJJ classes a week already stretch my schedule.But getting up early and doing Yoga has been great.

    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.

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    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.

    Argghhhhh

    Maybe Tai Chi is the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironlurker
    1) There are some poses that stress the ligaments rather than, or in addition to, streching the muscles and tendons. I forget the name of one particular asana off the top of my head, but it's basically a double Hurdler's Stretch. BAD, do not do it, and a few other ones. Most are safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teh El Macho
    and expect to fart a lot.
    LOL. One time at Yoga Camp.... my ex-GF cracked one right in the instructor's face while he was helping her with an inverted pose.
    "You know what I like about you, William? You like guns AND meditation."

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teh El Macho

    And no, I'm not shitting you :)
    /RE sprays water all over monitor after bursting out in laughter/
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    Supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without spilling your Guinness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soju - Joe
    Maybe Tai Chi is the way to go.
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