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Yoga - not the answer for everyone 50+

Old 02-03-12, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by rubic View Post
I see what you did there. Yogi Berra.
Or was it "berra yoga?"
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Old 02-03-12, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
Obviously it's each to their own, YRMV.

My wife has been doing yoga for about 10 years on and off and when she's on she is easier to get along with.

My experience was that it was interesting. Laying there breathing, slowly stretching and waking up the next morning with face muscles and others that I didn't even know I had going "What did YOU do to me?!!"
OOOOOhhhhh yeah, that's where I am!
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Originally Posted by freedomrider1 View Post
Is yoga a exercise or religion?
Google that question. It's a lot more than an exercise, but I think there are some other answers that are possible.
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Old 02-03-12, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Road Fan View Post
And btw, I'm not sure I interpret Big Aura's comment as you do.
OK, I will meditate on it a bit!!
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Originally Posted by doctor j View Post
No, he was the catcher for the Yankees.
no no no...

It was the little green guy with the light saber...

Something about "May the horse be with you..." ( I didn't understand it either).
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Is strong the horse in this one.
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This is my online teacher
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo8g-...re=uploademail
and i have a local instructor that has tailored a series of yoga poses for me to do against a wall Yin yoga is a type of yoga that does poses slowly and there is also restorative yoga poses. The poses helped me recover from being hit by the pickup truck and the hip opening sequences help me with cycling
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Old 02-04-12, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
I think it boils down to having a good yoga instructor and using common sense.
This. I enjoy "gentle" yoga classes, but they're usually taught by the least experienced instructors. Finding an instructor that understands physiology, as well as yoga, is key. They understand before you do when something may be too hard or potentially harmful. But they are hard to find. I've found that Pilates has a lot more potential for damage than yoga.

If anyone is interested in an excellent book on exercises that can benefit back issues, take a look at Foundation, by Eric Goodman.
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who said it was?
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Originally Posted by bigbadwullf View Post
who said it was?
That is the key question.
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I too am tight. Always have been. Signed up for yoga two years ago. Quit after one class. Core exercises do it for me, as does the occasional meditation.
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