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Devanmc
11-04-2013, 08:42 PM
I know for most here its all about lifting and all that shenanigans. Do any of you do yoga?

I've been doing it for a couple months now. It's not the crossfit work out I was doing but its still good for me. It helps calm me down and the meditation aspect really helps get my head in order. For those of you that know me, I can be a bit crazy. So its good so far.

ladies, gents, or am I odd man out on this?

icehog3
11-04-2013, 09:01 PM
I have heard good things, I think Moses may dabble. The stretching aspect of it would be both would I would love and what I would loathe. I am just going to stick to my current stretching regimen, it is painful enough, Devan. :r

T.G
11-04-2013, 09:17 PM
Tom, the mere thought of you in yoga pants makes me cringe, brother.


Pass the mind bleach please.

icehog3
11-05-2013, 12:32 AM
Think of the things I could show you in those yoga pants though, Adam.....


http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa73/icehog3/teabag.jpg (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/icehog3/media/teabag.jpg.html)

Steve
11-05-2013, 07:14 AM
Think of the things I could show you in those yoga pants though, Adam.....


:O

A special kind of bro-mance right there folks!

shilala
11-05-2013, 07:33 AM
Devan, my wife Yogas all the time. She has the fancy mat and goes to classes and everystuff. She does it at home, too.
She truly loves it. She runs, walks, and goes to the gym as well, but she says the yoga really relaxes her and she looks forward to it because it's so calming.
I'd tell ya to stick with it. Find some classes with a good instructor if you haven't already, that way you won't hurt anything. :tu

tsolomon
11-05-2013, 11:05 AM
I have been doing yoga for a number of years and it keeps my back healthy and has improved the quality of my life. At 50 I was frustrated with how often I had back problems and after dealing with doctors, physical therapy and chiropractors which helped, but didn't give me long term relief I walked into a yoga studio. It took about 6 months to really get better, but I just turned 60 and I very seldom have back problems and I'm doing a lot of physical activities that I couldn't do 10 years ago. :2

pektel
11-05-2013, 11:26 AM
Think of the things I could show you in those yoga pants though, Adam.....


http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa73/icehog3/teabag.jpg (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/icehog3/media/teabag.jpg.html)

:lr Tom wins the internet today. :lr

Remo
11-05-2013, 11:35 AM
Think of the things I could show you in those yoga pants though, Adam.....


http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa73/icehog3/teabag.jpg (http://s196.photobucket.com/user/icehog3/media/teabag.jpg.html)

That was funny as Hell :) Win!!

mosesbotbol
11-05-2013, 12:01 PM
I have heard good things, I think Moses may dabble. The stretching aspect of it would be both would I would love and what I would loathe. I am just going to stick to my current stretching regimen, it is painful enough, Devan. :r

Yes, I have been in and out of Yoga for 15 years. I don't do much after I herniated a disk in my back (not from Yoga). A friend of mine owns the largest studio in the Boston area.

Yoga is a great exercise, helps build usable strength and flexibility. "You are as old as your spine is flexible" the saying goes. Tons of hot chicks in the classes and if you do one class a week for 10 weeks, you'll be transformed feeling or a cigar is on me...

All that being said, it is very easy to injure yourself in Yoga, especially in a heated room. Do not try to "compete" and don't try to be a hero. Take small progressive steps forward over time and there is no "goal" or end point; like golf. You just keep moving forward for ever.

With all that intro, I much prefer mat Pilates which does many of the same poses.

Keep up your practice! Namaste

tsolomon
11-05-2013, 01:38 PM
All that being said, it is very easy to injure yourself in Yoga, especially in a heated room. Do not try to "compete" and don't try to be a hero. Take small progressive steps forward over time and there is no "goal" or end point; like golf. You just keep moving forward for ever.

At the studio I attend, this is called knowing your bus stop. It's not a competition to see who can go the deepest in the pose. When you're new to it, go slowly and work on improving your strength and flexibility over time.

Starscream
11-23-2013, 05:45 PM
I do my DDP Yoga everyday, but it ain't your mama's yoga. Still, it incorporates a lot of positions, poses, moves and whatnot from yoga.

Blueface
01-11-2014, 07:56 PM
I am getting ready to order former wrestlers program DDPYoga.
I have read nothing but good things.
Was featured on the show Doctors.
Anyone try this?

Chainsaw13
01-11-2014, 08:14 PM
I have DDP yoga, but haven't used it yet. From what I've seen also, looks like it's the real deal. Very interested to hear how you like it.

Blueface
01-11-2014, 08:24 PM
I have DDP yoga, but haven't used it yet. From what I've seen also, looks like it's the real deal. Very interested to hear how you like it.

I was trying to debate between ordering that now or the ab carver pro.
I figured DDP would be better for my back issues.

Blueface
01-12-2014, 02:38 PM
I do my DDP Yoga everyday, but it ain't your mama's yoga. Still, it incorporates a lot of positions, poses, moves and whatnot from yoga.

Heck, I missed this post.
How do you like it?

Starscream
01-25-2014, 09:57 AM
It's great! I lost over 65 lbs with DDPYoga. I have a lot more flexibility, strength, and energy. It feels great! I haven't been on here in a while, so sorry for the late response.

yourchoice
01-25-2014, 10:07 AM
I yoga once a week while doing p90x or p90x3. The first time I did it, I was surprised how challenging it was. Definitely improves balance and flexibility along with a kind of general, overall strength.

pektel
01-25-2014, 10:34 AM
Huh, I guess I have done yoga a few times:

http://listcovery.com/drunk-yoga/

Mariareese
11-25-2014, 05:49 AM
Although yoga does not need too much auxiliary appliance, the usefulness of yoga appliance cannot be doubted as it will make you much relaxed and safe. There are a few requisite yoga appliance that you cannot do without, specifically clothing such as upper body wear and pants.

pnoon
11-25-2014, 07:38 AM
Although yoga does not need too much auxiliary appliance, the usefulness of yoga appliance cannot be doubted as it will make you much relaxed and safe. There are a few requisite yoga appliance that you cannot do without, specifically clothing such as upper body wear and pants.

What about naked yoga? ;)

pektel
11-25-2014, 07:43 AM
I think that's called "tantra", peter.

dave
11-25-2014, 08:47 AM
There are a few requisite yoga appliance that you cannot do without, specifically clothing such as upper body wear and pants.


That's a shame....perhaps if that weren't the case, Yoga would be much more popular....I might even try....or at least I'd probably try to watch some youtube vids

mosesbotbol
11-26-2014, 03:14 AM
Yoga block and proper mat are the two you'll need. Block can be used in Pilates as well.

Blueface
09-16-2015, 10:18 AM
Found myself 14 months post back surgery, still feeling daily discomfort/pain, although only a fraction of what it was pre-op.
I was told no more Focus T-25, no inversion table, no rolling abs devices, no activities that involved high impact, no running.
Glad sex is OK.
For a long while, long walks and lawn mowing has been my only activity.

I decided I had enough of that and ordered DDP Yoga.
I am blown away how it really gets my heart rate into my fat burning zone by practically standing on a mat.
In the week I have been doing it so far, tremendous back relief and no meds.
I actually hit 500 burned calories in a short less than half hour session today.

In summary for now, best $80 I have ever invested in my life.
By the way, Diamond Dave is right. It's not your mama's Yoga.

Blueface
09-16-2015, 10:54 AM
Truly an amazing and inspiring story to watch.
http://youtu.be/qX9FSZJu448

icehog3
09-16-2015, 11:15 AM
Found myself 14 months post back surgery, still feeling daily discomfort/pain, although only a fraction of what it was pre-op.
I was told no more Focus T-25, no inversion table, no rolling abs devices, no activities that involved high impact, no running.
Glad sex is OK.


Yes, you will be all set for your anniversary next year! :noon

J/K, Carlos, glad the yoga is giving you relief and results. :tu

mosesbotbol
09-17-2015, 05:51 AM
Found myself 14 months post back surgery, still feeling daily discomfort/pain, although only a fraction of what it was pre-op.
I was told no more Focus T-25, no inversion table, no rolling abs devices, no activities that involved high impact, no running.

I am quite familiar with the Yoga & the business. My friend has the biggest studio in the Boston area... Why did they say no inversion table? That is just similar to stretching. Muscle tightness from the hip flexors, glute's, and thigh's are huge contributor to back pain?

Yoga addresses those areas quite well. Be careful with Yoga and don't let the loose body fool you to think you can go further than you can. No your limits and be mindful not to exceed them no matter how great you feel at the moment.

Keep it up. Yoga is like golf, it's a life journey that never has a finish line, and the challenge never ends.