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    So I've been having some back trouble lately and on the advise of my doc, I've tried some simple yoga stretches and by god it seems to be working. I was wondering if any other foosters had any yoga experience and what they would advise for someone that's interested in exploring it more
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    So I've been having some back trouble lately and on the advise of my doc, I've tried some simple yoga stretches and by god it seems to be working. I was wondering if any other foosters had any yoga experience and what they would advise for someone that's interested in exploring it more
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    I wish two weeks ago I was pretty much laid up with my back and my doc said yoga might not only help my back but help with some ankle problems I've been having.
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    Not yoga but when my shoulder went out PT helped greatly. I'm supposing the mechanism behind both is the same.
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    I treat my sore back with gin and Demerol.

    But then I treat everything with gin and Demerol.
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    I like yoga pants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Not yoga but when my shoulder went out PT helped greatly. I'm supposing the mechanism behind both is the same.
    Ditto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Ditto.
    Yeah but yoga is a lot cheaper when you're insurance plan pays nothing until you get $6000 out of pocket.
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    I tried a beginner's yoga session. My knee got hurt for 2 weeks from kneeling on the floor. I'll have to avoid that position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    Yeah but yoga is a lot cheaper when you're insurance plan pays nothing until you get $6000 out of pocket.
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    I tried yoga years ago. Seems like we did a lot of breathing and stretching. At the end of the session I remember being a little underwhelmed but when I woke up the next morning,man! I had muscles I didn't even know I had that were sore. Muscles in my face were sore!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    I tried yoga years ago. Seems like we did a lot of breathing and stretching. At the end of the session I remember being a little underwhelmed but when I woke up the next morning,man! I had muscles I didn't even know I had that were sore. Muscles in my face were sore!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I like yoga pants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdon View Post
    Thus, post 5.
    Correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    Yeah but yoga is a lot cheaper when you're insurance plan pays nothing until you get $6000 out of pocket.
    Welcome to my world.
    And I used to know a lady named Dora who did yoga...but some folks ran her off...She would have been helpful to you, but your wife would have been all sorts of pissed off about it.
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    I've studied with Dharma Mittra in NYC and have been to many sessions at Kripalu over the years.
    http://www.dharmayogacenter.com/intro.php
    http://www.kripalu.org

    There are also a billion videos on youtube and I'm sure your library would have training DVDs you could borrow.
    I'm sure in a major metro area such as Atlanta you can find a small class that would have a free intro session.
    See if you like the class approach. If not, a one-to-one training may be for you.
    For motivation, you should get as large a poster as your wallspace can accommodate from Dharma Mittra's webshop.
    He photographed himself in 908 poses or asanas, and to look at them is inspiring.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Not yoga but when my shoulder went out PT helped greatly. I'm supposing the mechanism behind both is the same.
    Same here, but for the back thing. 9 chiro visits didn't help (they usually do). My chiropractor referred me to PT. A few weeks later the back finally loosened up. Now if only I'd be more proactive with my stretching, yoga or otherwise.

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    For alignment issues, I go to a great DO (Osteopath) who also happens to be an MD. He's recommended massage therapy as follow-up in the past and that one-two combo has set me right after grievous motorcycle wreck soft tissue injuries.

    There's a bazillion different kinds of yoga, some more active, some more contemplative. Search around, find a style that compliments what you want out of it, and see if it's offered in your area. Personally, I liked Bikram Yoga, which is less contemplative than most, less active than ashtanga or flow/vinyasa, and one of the "hot" styles, where the room is heated to 105+ deg F. 1-1/2 hour program, same program of poses and rhythm you'll find at any Bikram studio; the guy who came up with this system is a total tool for trying to copyright his style and poses...
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