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Wow. Thank you all for the advice emoticon

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9/12/13 6:38 A

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No, it's much more that case that people who will spend the dough will tend to live here. Cross Fit costs at least as much per month as unlimited studio yoga ... it is not a question of what it is. It is a question that the market and the faddishness is right HERE in the New York City area ... The price for a walk-in class at The Nameless II doubled from $10 to $20- for a class length as short as 60 minutes (it's no longer the cheapest non-donation studio in Manhattan, Folks!!) ...

costs have risen. ... that's a given, anyway ...


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9/12/13 1:14 A

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Living in NY is quite another experience. I live in a small town with only 1 Yoga studio and 30 min away in the other town there is another one. Fortunately all the certified Yoga instructors in both places are very down to earth, patient and love Yoga, so they communicate that to their students, so they are not consume by the business aspect of the studio, like it seems to be the case in NY for what I understand from your comments.

It's great that you have developed your practice and you like what you do. That is the most important, to enjoy and benefit from your Yoga practice and Meditation practice. emoticon

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9/11/13 8:56 P

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@PUNCHIE, to continue on that train of thought. I hadn't been the only one, though I was like that even in a non- or less-crowded gym. I quickly got bored with nearly all the exercise machines - or, most likely, disaffected - because the gym was full of young marathoner types who'd made me tired just looking at 'em.... but even when it came to the weight training machines, and even when it had been in the more muscle-head gym (where the equipment was pleasant to use yet old-school looking) that--you know--in a status conscious locality such as I live in, QUICKLY went out of business after many years ...I still gunned for the dainty free weights ... in those days because I'd been an avid swimmer so I needed certain fine definition (as could be possible on my body build) ... and nowadays because - well - I'm relatively frail ...[no time to hit the pool!] Now, you have no Cross-Fit boxes in the neighborhood, but you DO have a hip take on a Boxing Gym ... you have no Ashtanga Yoga studio, but you DO have several Jivamukti wannabees ... and there is no classic muscle-head gym anymore, but you DO have Personal Training-only studios ...

I am gym free. Not loving it, but what can I do?




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9/11/13 5:34 P

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Here the length and type of practice of Fitness Yoga and they are 20 to 30 min in length
www.yogajournal.com/fitnesschallenge
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Thanks TINIERTINA for the link

Edited by: PUNCHILOUIE at: 9/11/2013 (17:41)
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9/11/13 5:32 P

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Doing sit-ups, crunches, or other abdominal exercises will strengthen your core muscles and help you lose fat, but they dont specifically work on belly fat. In other words, spot exercise wont decrease belly fat. The only way to lose belly fat (or any kind of fat) is through dieting and exercise. Aerobic exercises, such as running, swimming, cycling, and tennis, are some of the best to help reduce body fat.

Most scientific evidence suggests that a calorie-controlled diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, lean meat, fish, eggs, and poultry is the foundation for a diet that provides all the nutrients you need while helping to whittle your waistline. Weight loss experts recommend combining this diet with 30 to 60 minutes of exercise most days of the week.

WebMD: Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on January 22, 2011


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9/11/13 3:33 P

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You know, if I hadn't innovated my own home slow-flow practice, and if I hadn't discovered myyogaonline.com (to which I'd later won a free one-year membership), from what you say about the Fitness Challenge, it sounds like a major winner. My only beef is I think the practices are 10 minutes here and 20 minutes there. Intensity of a practice or of aerobic exercise does not always trump duration. You may have to add quite a bit more iron (physical iron, NOT the vitamin) to the workouts for it to work (in my tough case, anyway--obviously, a natural thin or a natural muscular can improve and maintain improvments quicker...) thing is, I am partial to the dainty little 2 pound or 4 pound dumbbells, and the 10 pound weighted sticks ...

Edited by: TINIERTINA at: 9/11/2013 (15:35)

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9/11/13 12:49 P

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Yoga like any other exercise required constant practice. One 1 hour a week seem not enough.
Right now there is a Fitness Yoga challenge with practices about 30 min for 21 days. It is free(see the thread), sign-up, check it out. Also look for a certified Yoga instructor(studio) that could plan a Yoga practice specific for you and teach you the poses right to achieve your goal. It is not the length of the practice but the intensity. Also you have to have a balance diet, another aerobic exercise like walking and perseverance above all.

You will reach your goal, make your plan, commit to it!

Join us in the monthly challenge, tell us your experience with your yoga, inspire and be inspired by what other member do! Namaste! emoticon


Edited by: PUNCHILOUIE at: 9/11/2013 (12:57)
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9/9/13 8:05 P

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Pardon me for sounding the alarm ... but the life you save by doing not much more yoga per week than you already do, may be your own ...

alisonhinksyoga.wordpress.com/2011/0
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Since community team policy has forbidden me from quoting from the link, the rest ot this message is in my own words emoticon :

Of course, YMMV .... but I knew what my problem may have developed into - cardiovascularly - about 4 years before diagnosis ...

From a pointed e-mail I had sent to the yoga studio in '09 (where I now have taken quite a handful of dance sessions, and ONLY dance sessions - they brazenly try to get me back to taking yoga from them emoticon - they don't miss an opportunity to sell ICE TO THE ESKIMOS)

"Exactly what happened, was about the 2nd class when I told you about S having us hold Navasana for [50] breaths, and you muttered under your breath "and you need it" - bet you thought I could not hear. Look, I was not some soft thing who'd gained 20 pounds of middle aged spread from a mythical premenopausal size, I am a FORMERLY OBESE person: I used to wear a size 24 dress when I had been your age. I am keeping off 75 or 80 pounds from those years, even if I couldn't keep off weight for any amount of time before, save for the past 6 years. So, YES, I've got a major chip on my shoulder!

"Particularly, the fact of you and K urging me to stay out of the Open Yoga classes, which could have reintroduced me to the CARDIO benefits (so good for the FORMERLY OBESE) of the kind of home practice I used to have, because you would rather train [..those who] pass your "halo effect" test of looking like I nearly minored in modern dance in college. You have recommended Open classes to women in their 40's without seeing first how they move,[...].."

I had been, obviously, referring to the speed of the first 35 minutes of the class, which would have been sun salutations ... and would probably have been quite a bit faster paced [I was to find out later, that that speed varied, rather than one breath (=1/2 breath cycle) per grounded, large-muscle group movement across the board, for that had not been THEIR take on vinyasa yoga ...]

But now, since dozens and dozens of classes over the second year and a half from that very yoga studio - helped me to create my monster of a home practice ... FLOW SO SLOW, you DON'T WANT TO KNOW ... in the space of a month since--and soon it will be 9 months--since my diagnosis, I certainly halved my frequency of yoga practice and nearly kicked myself off of this team ...


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9/9/13 9:52 A

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You have contributed no other information about your problem here.

So, here are a few questions for you:

How is your diet doing?
Are you paying attention to eating fresh, unprocessed food as much as possible?
Are you doing cardiovascular (aerobic) exercise?
Are you doing strength training?

Is yoga an add-on to what you are already doing?

I, personally, had made the mistake that yoga (overwhelmingly and/or by itself) would help me lose weight (in the last 10 to 20 pounds' category for years--diet had been low fat, pescetarian, and pretty good at the time...)

I, personally, had thought that yoga would trim my apple shaped torso; but instead (but FAR FROMand NOT as a direct result), I'd developed diabetes Type 2.

Of course, I am managing my diabetes well (it had come in pretty severe and at a VERY low BMI at the time of first diagnosis, and with NO precursors) ... and the tum-tum is going towards concave for the first time in my life with a little thing called Exhale Core Fusion ... that's pretty "not-yoga" in itself, FYI ... and is working in tandem with diet and intense cardio, mostly ....




Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.

- Igor Stravinsky

Find a way.

--Diana Nyad

(Said after swimming from Cuba to Key West without fins or shark cages)

My blog is at tiniertina.wordpress.com/ (topics vary; words are the most important things)

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9/9/13 9:48 A

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First nothing can make your body lose weight from one particular area. However, if you are strengthening your core as you lose weight your belly will look better.
Secondly, doing yoga once a week is good, but doing it more often is better. I admit I am hard core and I practice six days a week, but it took a while to work up to that. If you can find a good yoga teacher who will help you develop a personal practice you can do at home between classes.

Lost 65 lbs and maintained since 2006.


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9/9/13 8:33 A

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I did yoga for a month, for 1 hour, 1 day a week. I was hoping it would help me trim down. It didn't seem like it was helping. My question is did I not give it long enough? Will it help me trim my belly down? Thanks.

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