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Old 06-22-13, 11:13 AM   #1
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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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Old 06-22-13, 11:25 AM   #2
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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