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yoga re:stretching

Postby szymiec » Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:03 pm

No one has mentioned yoga.

My point? Stretching and breathing warm up the body. Sitting still with the back straight strenghtens the body's core. Balance builds focus.

Breathing with movement. Flowing. Exhaling from one position to another, inhaling to the next. Finding solice in the space in between. Sound familiar?

For me climbing and yoga are yin and yang. In so many ways they compliment, contradict, oppose and attract one another.

Anyone else?
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Postby martha » Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:28 pm

I started Yoga while Pregant (special class for it), and while I don't care for the hippie 'find your zen' crap about it.... I do like the movements and stretches I get from it.

No doubt it helped keep my body in tune and alignment while growing the baby.

Lets not forget about Pilates either!
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Postby szymiec » Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:58 pm

Hippy Zen crap? Come on. That's like eating the crust and leaving the pizza. Which is pilates.

The spiritual side of yoga does the same for the mind as the yoga postures did for your body. I find focus helps a bit when climbing.hehe

Zen in not associated with yoga. But i am a hippy at heart.


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Postby martha » Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:17 am

hehe...

I have other methods to help me focus.. stuff that I did years ago when I was a competitive Skater...some of it much like that side of yoga I suppose. And I did draw on some of it to get me through child birth!

the poses kick butt though. I'm liking the new stretchyness of my body!
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Postby szymiec » Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:05 pm

Yeah, cant say i've experienced child birth but i'm sure its V15. Breathe.
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Postby granite_grrl » Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:30 pm

I've heard said that yoga without meditation is just streching. So true. I have a hard time really calling myself an overly spiritual person, but I think that the focus of energy through meditation and chanting and the idea of praying to a god could both be classified as spiritual.

The quick movement following your breath is amazing with hatha yoga, I enjoy Vinyassa classes based of Ashtanga yoga that get your heart beating and the blood flowing. When you get that heat in your body it really helps with how far you can strech into the poses. Not to mention how it works your core, shoulders and legs! Pretty damn good workout for an 1.5 hour class.

There are classes out there for everyone, you just have to find an teacher that jives with your style.

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Postby Anonymous » Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:09 am

Is it enjoyable? i haven't tried it yet.
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Postby dcentral » Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:14 pm

There are a million types and a million instructors out there. You find one that is right for you and is enjoyable.
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Postby szymiec » Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:38 am

If you are in Halifax check out Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio.
http://www.yogastudio.ns.ca (man thats a nice site! :wink: )

Mike & Maxine are both great teachers as well as Guylaine or Hillary if you feel like getting a sweat on.

Tell em Chris sent you.

Ahstanga or Flow Yoga are usually more vigirous.
Hatha and Interdiciplinary are slower and more mellow.
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Postby Anonymous » Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:54 pm

is it hard to learn?
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Postby dcentral » Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:02 am

Just take an intro class at any recenter.
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