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Old 09-07-2008, 08:17 AM
Status: "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro" (set 21 days ago)
 
Location: Wu Dang Mountain
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Excellent! I was hoping you didn't stop once the children got there.

And yes - the little buggers take great pride in their natural flexibility!
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Northeast TN
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I love Yoga! I'm not naturally graceful and I like the slower pace of yoga and tai chi where I can't maim others. (I'm fairly certain I'm banned from step class at my gym. )
It also helps when I'm running, which I need to get back into the swing of as I have gotten lazy over the summer.
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:39 AM
Status: "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro" (set 21 days ago)
 
Location: Wu Dang Mountain
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...I like the slower pace of yoga and tai chi where I can't maim others. (I'm fairly certain I'm banned from step class at my gym. )...
LOL!

Actually, if you find the right teacher, tai chi becomes VERY dangerous to others - but in a good way.
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Northeast TN
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Oh, I'm sure my opponent would suffer more harm from laughing than any damage I could actually inflict.
But, seriously, I live in a smallish town and Tai Chi isn't really available other than with a group of 70 year olds. At least with them, I look like I might have a clue what I'm doing. I wish a real class were available. I've been interested in it since I took a self defense class in college and our instructor always threw in a little Tai Chi to open and close.
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:26 PM
Status: "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro" (set 21 days ago)
 
Location: Wu Dang Mountain
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Oh, I'm sure my opponent would suffer more harm from laughing than any damage I could actually inflict.
Yeah, that happens.

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But, seriously, I live in a smallish town and Tai Chi isn't really available other than with a group of 70 year olds. At least with them, I look like I might have a clue what I'm doing. I wish a real class were available. I've been interested in it since I took a self defense class in college and our instructor always threw in a little Tai Chi to open and close.
It's not quite as popular as McDonalds yet, so yes, it's often hard to find a good instructor.

I'd advise moving to northeast Pennsylvania - I hear there's a regular wizard there...
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Northeast TN
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I'd advise moving to northeast Pennsylvania - I hear there's a regular wizard there...
A wizard huh? Well, it would definitely take a lot of magic to make me dangerous.
But, northeast Penn? They would make fun of my accent!!
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:29 AM
Status: "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro" (set 21 days ago)
 
Location: Wu Dang Mountain
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A wizard huh? Well, it would definitely take a lot of magic to make me dangerous.
I hear he's got plenty of mojo.

...whatever the heck THAT is...

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But, northeast Penn? They would make fun of my accent!!
That's OK - I'm sure you could find a LOT of things in them to make fun of.
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Brusssels
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Anyone else out there practicing or interesting in trying yoga?
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:51 PM
 
Location: WA
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I'm going to start back up soon. I took a couple classes is college that were interesting, and now that I have more time I want to start going to a local studio. I have health problems that make cardio difficult for me, and I find yoga just the right type of exercise. I'm the type that would never think of exercising at home, but if it's a set class I'll go! I've done a little Hatha yoga, and then a class that seemed to combine quite a few types (the instructor taught out of a book so I wasn't too impressed). The place near me I want to try does mainly Bikram. Sounds mighty nice once it starts to get cold around here.
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