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Post  Peter on Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:50 am

I know some of you do/use/practice yoga so has anyone heard of vinyasa flow yoga?

If so is it of benefit to a battered and broken old knacker job......... that would be me btw?

The reason I ask is the lady runs classes local to me at times which suit so I was thinking of trying it before I seize up any more.
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Post  Nick Hughes on Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:40 pm

Pete,

It's absolutely genius mate. I do the hot yoga when I can (which is Vinyasa flow in a room pre-heated to 105 degrees)...you'll love it and the benefits are absolutely mind boggling.

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Post  Peter on Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:13 am

Thanks Nick,

The lady who runs it has a 6 week beginners course starting soon so I will book myself a place.

I'll let you know how I get on.
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Post  Jake331 on Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:25 am

Peter wrote:Thanks Nick,

The lady who runs it has a 6 week beginners course starting soon so I will book myself a place.

I'll let you know how I get on.

I hate this modern method of organizing classes where you have to prebook a number of "lessons" in bulk say 6 or 12 and pay in advance. I understand why instructors do it and see the logic behind it but its still really annoying if you want to "have a go" at something and see if its for you - all the pilates/yoga classes seem to do it that way. What happened to seeing a poster in the local sports centre giving times of classes and just turning up at the allocated time Very Happy

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Post  Jagunco on Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:01 am

Still happens now and then I fancy. Alas a lot of people treat such things as a business these days and won't do it unless it makes money
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Post  Jagunco on Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:05 am

I saw some hot room yoga in San Fransisco and if I'd discovered it earlier in my holiday I may have been tempted to try it. Peter I may well find you there mate I need to get limber again.

Also this had nothign to do with the fact that because its in a very hot room the women wear next to nothing Rolling Eyes
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Post  Peter on Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:49 am

ucci yoga

Heres the web site if you fancy going along mate.

I'll give you a bell this week and we'll get together.
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Post  Nick Hughes on Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:10 pm

I just want to reiterate how good Yoga is (if done right, and more on that in a minute). Dr Bob Arnot wrote a book about turning back the clock. (He was a 40 year old physician nearly crippled by a lifetime of extreme sports who set about using his knowledge to regain his health)

In the book he attributes his success to four things;

1. Yoga

2. Wearing trainers 24/7 (and yes, there are dress shoes with trainer soles)

3. Glucosomine Condroitine

4. Low or no impact aerobics

He said if he could only do one of the four it would be the yoga.


Do understand Yoga is very much like martial arts in that there are good instructors and bad and effective styles and not so effective. Check the pedigree of your teacher and talk to some of her students...ask around on forums (there are ones devoted to yoga just as we have ours devoted to self protection)

Let us know how you get on.

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Post  Peter on Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:19 am

I will Nick thanks for the advice.
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Post  Mr Nobody on Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:10 am

Yoga is all good.

My neighbour teaches some as part of his fitness business. We get together in my garage and stretch out. However, my garage is not as toasty as a hot room...at this time of year, it's more like a fridge.
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Post  Wayne Harrison on Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:48 pm

i started yoga bout 15 years ago. dont do it as much now as i used to. It's bloody fantastic though. taking out sprituality, the focus, stamina, flexibility it gives should surely benefit anyone in combat.
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Post  Jagunco on Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:22 am

After looking at this thread again I think it had better start because I'm off work AGAIN with a bad back. And that means no kettlebells for a couple of weeks
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Post  Socrates on Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:20 am

Esther Gokhale has got some great material on treating bad backs by improving posture: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Steps-Pain-Free-Back-Solutions-Shoulder/dp/0979303605/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1311855604&sr=1-1
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Post  Faustini on Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:56 am

Just started yoga a couple of weeks back. I was sick of feeling beaten up all the time, so I've decided to dedícate myself to some classes for a good 6-12 months to give it time to have an effect. Will try to get into daily practise if possible. At the moment I wake up the following day worse than ever:lol: but I realise that I'll need some time to get accustomed to the new movements and holds and although it's a class full of middle-aged women, I find it very demanding and come out soaked in sweat at the effort involved in simply holding stretches.

A lot of work needs to be done in this realm for this old codger:lol: 

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