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Old 06-10-05, 11:42 AM   #1
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Does anyone here practice yoga?

I just started recently and really enjoy it. I've been looking for some good online resources/forums about it but there's so much crap out there to sift through I haven't been very successful. Do any of you have sites you frequent often about it?
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I've been doing Yoga lately myself and while I'm obviously no expert it has helped tremendously in terms of flexibility and recovery. I used to be stiff for a few days after hard rides but 1-2 yoga sessions and I'm back to near normal.

As for sites, I think it's one of those things that need to be physically seen and learned. maybe once one gets proficient can they start refining thru books or online resources.
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Old 06-10-05, 01:59 PM   #3
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Yes, so I can fall with awareness and sensitivity. Actually, I practice to improve my upper body strength and balance for mtnbiking. Hubby does it for lower back flexibility. He sures whines less when he's been practicing regularly.

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No, but Mrs JavaMan and I are taking a Tai Chi class this summer!
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lol ... I can hear the soft voice in my head saying "respect the life force of the asphault as you careen into it"
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Oh forgot about the relaxation and breathing benefits.

Plus oddly enough whenever I'm asked to close my eyes and concentrate on breathing I always picture myself on the bike on some long winding climb....
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I've been practicing yoga daily for the over 3 years. The only web site I go to is yogajournal.com. That's usually to find poses to help alleviate a problem and general reading. I've used Gaiam and yoga zone DVDs to learn from.
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I've been practicing yoga daily for the over 3 years. The only web site I go to is yogajournal.com. That's usually to find poses to help alleviate a problem and general reading. I've used Gaiam and yoga zone DVDs to learn from.
I practice Hatha Yoga and took an orientation to instruct acouple of years ago and really dig using it to stretch my I/D cycling classes after a good ride. Cycling has a way of tightening you up in your ROM the strength and stretching is priceless-Not to mention the breathing that is so important too.
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Yoga was actually my first attempt at fitness. As of June 23rd, this year, I will have practiced every single day for one year. It's become an integral part of my life. I recently added cycling to increase my cardio activity. They're a natural pair.

In fact, I did my first century ride today (braggin' a little) and found myself doing some twists and cat/cow and neck/shoulder rolls while riding. It really seemed to help. Maybe someone needs to write a book about doing Yoga while riding!

I also use yogajournal.com pretty much exclusively. They have a nice, free e-mail newsletter that I like, too.
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I like this one:
http://www.yogadancer.com/Asanas.shtml
It's got fantastic photos of all the postures ordered by name. Very nice.
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I had been doing yoga 4-5 times a week. I have been triathlon training since January and the yoga has fallen off. I need to get back at it. Yoga is fantastic and is a great complement to all sorts of other sports and exercise activities. The best (and very hard) yoga DVD I havd found is actually MTV Power Yoga. Wow, what a work out!
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