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Yoga round 3?

Saturday, February 01, 2014

I have tried yoga a few times, maybe three? I have tried videos, and they have almost put me to sleep. I have tried hot yoga and I liked it. Some of the poses were hard, but there were plenty of modifications that I could do. My hamstrings are so tight! Today's class was at the Y and I was able to take it because my client was running late.
It was a good class. Nothing too challenging. Lots of stretching and breathing. I have tried over and over to love yoga. I know I need to stretch more. I know that with all the running and spinning I do, it's necessary to keep my muscles from tightening.
Anyone out there love yoga? Which style do you do? Maybe I just need more exposure and patience with it.

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  • APED7969
    I really like yoga but don't get too into the meditation/relaxation aspect. I prefer to think of it as a great way to dedicate serious time to stretching, balance and a little strength work. I found I really enjoyed the morning class I used to do as it made all my muscles feel good for the day. I am starting a night class this week since I've moved and I hope I enjoy it as much. I used to hate yoga classes but it's a bit like running, the more I did it, the easier it got and the more I enjoyed it. I think a good instructor helps too. But if you still find you don't like yoga I LOVE my foam roller for working on my hamstrings and ITB :-)
    1296 days ago
    I've tried it a few times...even took a class with SWMBO. I am just no good at it.

    I will say that this Jiu-Jitsu stuff is really helping me loosen up...lot's of rolling, lots of time spent twisting and reaching......I'd say it has almost the same effect
    1296 days ago
    Maybe try pilates or a barre class? It sounds like you like the stretching part - so maybe something else would work for you.
    1296 days ago
    Sorry, but I'm with you on not loving yoga. I just try to do old fashioned stretching.
    1296 days ago
    I periodically cycle through yoga - it's so good for stretching ( hamstrings can relate to yours) I tend to enjoy it when I take classes and it's one time when I do totally quiet myself. But, right now it's not on the calendar.
    1296 days ago
  • CURLY135
    I will often do yoga at home as a morning stretching routine, since I love the stretching part of it, but find that an hour-long class is a bit too much. The only other time I am committed to yoga is when attending music or dance camps. The yoga is therapeutic and the workout is geared towards the activity we are most involved in. I find that some of the stretches will rival the work of a good chiropractor.
    By far, my favorite yoga is 'Laughter Yoga'. I have only had the opportunity to do it once and found it greatly improved my mood and did some good core work (laughing). This may not be what you were looking for, but if you ever have a chance, give it a shot.
    My best to you.
    1296 days ago
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