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CHRISTINASP
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7/11/12 3:05 P

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Gardengirl, I live in the Netherlands - I've tried to find out if Dru is taught in the US, but it seems to be a European / British / Australian thing... Hadn't realized it.There's a link for information on Australian Dru Yoga teachers in the US here: http://www.dru.com.au/dru-yoga/teachers-us

This video (and the others on Dru on youtube) may give you an impression of it.. .

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiHvKm163X0

Edited by: CHRISTINASP at: 7/11/2012 (15:06)
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GARDENGIRL54
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7/10/12 4:42 P

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Dru yoga sounds very interesting and like something I would enjoy. Is that a more local or "new" style or is it widespread enough that a person could look for a class locally?

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CHRISTINASP
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7/10/12 2:47 P

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I did 'classical' hatha yoga for years, then did a training in meditation that included a lot of Kundalini yoga exercises so I feel I got to know that some, too. Lately I began to follow classes in Dru Yoga.
I like all types that I tried! The nice thing about Dru yoga to me is the 'flow' , the use of music and the element of dance and qi gong / energy work that's included. I love Kundalini Yoga because it's very diverse and somewhat dynamic, and has strong devotional aspects.
Hatha Yoga, at least in the way I was taught it, has a lot of silence and depth in it. If I could I'd follow classes in each type and try out a few more, too!

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7/10/12 12:12 P

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I started with Iyangar Hatha Yoga.... almost all yoga is really Hatha...it's an umbrella term.
I tried Bikram and hot yoga.... ok once in a while... usually when I visit my DIL.
Now I do a variation on Ashtanga created by my teacher, James Miller, called Adamantine. He is hoping to give it a premier at the Iowa City Yoga Festival in October.
It is a series of 20 postures intermingled with 14 sun salutations using all muscles and the full range of motion of all joints all tied to breathing to a metronome. I am dripping in sweat when I finish and feel fantastic.

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GARDENGIRL54
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7/10/12 10:29 A

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I do mostly Hatha yoga. I wanted to make sure I had good body position as I was working on strengthening b/c - at 50+ I didn't want any injuries. I also like the meditative time included in this practice and the restorative aspects.

I'm still open to trying other types of yoga but will definitely NOT do any power types. The rest of life we seem to be in the fast lane. Yoga gives us time to slow down some. emoticon

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7/10/12 10:00 A

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I have done hatha yoga, and vinyasa/ashtanga yoga which I like better. I move around more, it's more active so it feels like a workout, it is challenging enough and yet doable. Hatha was a great starting point, but at the same time it allowed my mind to wander too much - usually to ideas like: what are you doing, couldn't you be more productive than this? Vinyasa doesn't give me a chance to concentrate on anything more than my breathing, and making my movements flow.

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CHRISTINASP
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7/10/12 6:16 A

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What type of yoga do you practice?
Have you tried other types of yoga? Which ones and what made you chose the type you practice today?


Edited by: CHRISTINASP at: 7/10/2012 (06:17)
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