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    Very generic in the sense of the topic for this thread, although I found that I did read through and enjoy the old thread about your favorite positions. And Meliai s post had been very inspiring to me. Can't say that I've ever achieved the pose, though I managed it for a second. Now my wrists are back to bad again, but can get better, so might have something to strive for again.
    ah yes. Crow pose.
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    Am I supposed to ramble on in the first post? Lol well, let me just say that I've been practicing this more regularly, probably since that thread and quite enjoy it! I do it primarily for flexibility and tummy toning, but when I feel better, I do incorporate some more strengthening poses. And I forgot about the balance aspect. I loved tree pose and this other one for that (forget the name).

    So, share away! We can edit the title and/or make other more specific threads later.
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    Warrior III was the other balancing pose I was thinking of.

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    ok, seems the link option for images works now. Wait, what did I do again? Or did I even do anything? Lol

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      #3
      I've done yoga class before but not much. I find it best to do shortly after intense training. Its quite relaxing after your adrenaline wears down.

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      • Fun
        Fun commented
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        I agree with this or even just a cardio session. Basically anything to increase the body temperature and blood flow. It's already hot here now though, so lately I've been skipping cardio and I've been bad with weight training for awhile now. Ideally, I would weight train and do yoga/stretching. Working muscles actually gives you something to stretch and helps better with mobility and maintaining it.

      #4
      Originally posted by Fundoo View Post
      Am I supposed to ramble on in the first post?
      rambling is expected in posts 5, 8, 14, 21, and every 6th post thereafter.


      i tried yoga for a little while. i felt like i was losing flexibility, so i had hoped that yoga would help with that. but, i never noticed a difference there, and during that period i got significantly weaker (don't ask me why, but there was a definite correlation). then after i quit, people started telling me how ridiculously flexible i was, and i realized that i had just been being too hard on myself in the first place.

      i never actually took an in-person class, but i did online workouts for a couple months. i probably would have given it up sooner, but how do you just stop spending a half hour each day with this chick?

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      • Fun
        Fun commented
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        Oh, I was going to add this here before but that got too long. Wanted to add Ideally, I would weight train and do yoga/stretching. Working muscles actually gives you something to stretch and helps better with mobility and maintaining it. This could help you with your getting weak issue!

      • Undies
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        Fundoo i was weight training at the time, that's how i noticed i was getting weaker. pretty much everything i did in my lifting sessions was dropping pretty fast. to this day, i can't figure out what the relationship was; there's really no logical reason that a half hour of yoga in the evenings should have any significant effect on my muscle strength. and maybe it was just a coincidence, but i definitely started to drop off right when i started the yoga, and went back to normal pretty quickly when i stopped.

        exercise science is pretty weird; even the experts don't really understand how our bodies work. it's kind of frustrating, but it just is what it is for now i guess.

      • Fun
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        Oh, that is so weird!

      #5
      My sister-in-law does yoga religiously and has occasionally tried to get me interested. She says there are exercises to help my back, which I have lots of trouble with.

      My issues are that I would like to take a class but don't want to be the only guy in there. I would feel awkward and unwelcome. Also, the only time I tried to get some help for my back was a couple years ago. I took therapy for 6 weeks and noticed it actually made things worse...I mean, I would have significant difficulty standing from a laying position without help. I'm afraid yoga would have the same effect.

      Surgery probably lies in the future.

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      • tumbling.dice
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        Fundoo I'm not really sure the root cause of my back problems either. I do have scoliosis so I'm sure that doesn't help matters. Plus, when I was younger, I did a lot of heavy lifting without taking any precautions; back then I was invincible. I'll eventually go to a specialist to at least get a proper diagnosis, but it's a situation where I really don't want to know what the problem is. Ignorance is bliss.

      • Fun
        Fun commented
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        "ignorance is bliss" I mean, I guess, but if you're in pain and it were me, I'd rather know. It doesn't mean you necessarily have to do anything, but it might help you know what NOT to do.
        Yea, same with H. He stupidly lifted a couch the wrong way and has been paying for it ever since...well, until he got the fix. Again, I don't remember everything he did, but I think it was relaxers for awhile...oh! and maybe it's just simply a large dose of fish oil now for maintenance. You fix could be as simple as that! just saying.

      • Jessica
        Jessica commented
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        i think men going to yoga is a lot more common than it would have been even five years ago.
        you might even find classes specifically for men.
        i can understand not wanting to go and being the only one, but if anyone did make you feel unwelcome they'd be such a cunt. i hate snooty yoga people. i learned from youtube lady, and one think i really liked about her was her whole brand is "Bad Yogi" and her icon is her eating a burger. her brand is all about how yoga isn't just for vegans or hippies or health nuts.
        also doing it from youtube meant not having to go to a class, which wouldn't be my thing most likely.
        The bad yogi woman is actually Erin Motz who Fundoo posted a picture of to open this thread.
        i recommend her highly but Undies's woman looks kind of cool too.

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      Fundoo I did a lot of this shit when I was younger.

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      That thing weighs 203 lbs...I weigh 150 lbs. But I was 20 years old and asking for help was for pussies. I also didn't wear earplugs, another thing reserved for pussies, so now I'm half deaf in my right ear. If I could go back in time I'd kick my ass.

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      • Fun
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        that is THAT heavy??!!! yeah, I'd kick your ass too! lol sometimes, unfortunately, we just have to learn things the hard way, don't we?! sigh!

      #7
      i tend to call it stretching because i don't like some of the connotations people have with yoga. i'm not interested in any of the eastern spirituality or chakras etc either. at the moment i don't often make time for proper sessions, although i intend to, but i will do random poses while waiting for kettles to boil and stuff.

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      • Fun
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        Yeah, I don't do it for spiritual reasons either. I mean, sure it helps me feel more peaceful and have more mental clarity, but it's not a "religious" experience.

      #8
      about eighteen months ago : )
      i see it done both ways but i find it hard to have my arms straight like the OP picture.

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      • Fun
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        yeah, I'd probably have bent arms too...if I ever get to that. Nice work! Impressed!

      #9
      ^^ Oh snap, that's a cool pose. I tried that a few times but couldn't get it.

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        #10
        Undies , is the girl in the pic you posted Yoga with Adrienne?

        tumbling.dice , if you arent feeling an in person class you should try Yoga with Adrienne on youtube. I find almost every yoga instructor on youtube absolutely insufferable, except Adrienne. She's cute and irreverent and she makes fun of herself whenever she says a yoga cliche instead of taking it oh so serious.
        and she does a great job at explaining how to align your body - which is the biggest difference between online instruction and a class, the fact that in a class the instructor can physically realign you if you're doing it wrong. But Adrienne is great at instructing and explaining.

        and sometimes she says these truths that sound silly, like in a video I was watching the other day she said "move your body like you love it" and then laughed at herself because it sounds like such a ridiculous yogi thing to say, but i've also been paying attention to whether I move my body like I love it or not ever since haha. It's pretty good advice all things considering

        Anyways her videos are great and I highly recommend for anyone looking to start doing yoga at home

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          #11
          Originally posted by Meliai View Post
          Undies , is the girl in the pic you posted Yoga with Adrienne?
          yep. i highly recommend her. like i said before, yoga just didn't do it for me, but i can't possibly blame her. she's the only reason i stuck with it as long as i did.

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ID:	8339So, this may be a simple one for many, but I've been working up to it for awhile now. I'd been doing it with one knee down. The other day was the first I could put both legs up and out. Still not fully stacked as in the photo, but one step closer. Also, I thought I could only do it on one side because of my wrist issues, but I was able to do that side too for about 15 seconds before the pain got too bad. It's not bad bad pain, but enough that I shouldn't push it. But it felt great on the rest of my body to be able to do it, if only for a bit.

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            • Jessica
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              Oh I looove this one. If I'm not feeling good at balancing, I put the top foot on the ground just in front of the bottom foot

            #13
            Also, found a couple other great resources. 1) exercises for hamstrings flexibility. tumbling.dice I also remembered that H has been doing daily hamstring stretches to relieve stress on his back. He uses the stairs to stretch (3 x 30 seconds each leg, upon waking and right before bed, as well as calf stretches), but here are some yoga alternatives.
            These are my go to poses, but I'm quite interested in working towards the first one in that short article.
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            :P (the new one)
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            https://yogaretreats.org/blog/10-yog...ht-hamstrings/

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              #14
              Finally, an interesting read and project.
              "Yoga poses that will give results weightlifting never could"
              (I think I know and have tried most, if not all of these.)

              This one has mixed reviews, but it was a good stretch if I recall correctly.

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              https://www.elitedaily.com/wellness/...-never/1503855

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                #15
                Originally posted by Fun View Post
                Finally, an interesting read and project.
                "Yoga poses that will give results weightlifting never could"
                (I think I know and have tried most, if not all of these.)

                This one has mixed reviews, but it was a good stretch if I recall correctly.

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                https://www.elitedaily.com/wellness/...-never/1503855
                Used to love that pose. In my mid 20s...

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