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Old 04-09-2007, 07:57 AM
 
Location: NOTfromhere, Indiana
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I already walk (treadmill if weather is bad which is alot here) & lift light weights. Has anyone had any experience with yoga? Any benefits? I can get my peace of mind time in a hot bath with a good book. Looking to see if it has toning possibilities. Anyone? Anyone?
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Old 04-09-2007, 04:02 PM
 
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Wow, I cannot believe no replies yet.

Here's my 2 cents, keeping in mind that my yoga experience is limited.

I've taken a handful of classes. A few at a "yoga center" and few at a health club. The yoga center classes seem to attract the more serious practitioners. Best if you are looking for the whole "lifestyle" thing...peace of mind, meditation yada yada yada.

The gym/health club classes are more about stretching. Feels great, less filling.

I eventually resorted to renting a few DVDs and working out on my own at home.

You can google "yoga" and find piles of info and reviews on-line.

I also like pilates for stretching and core-strength.

What I get from it?

Improved flexibility and balance. Better controlled breathing during strenuous physical efforts. I'm a runner and a cyclist so those are important to me.

Good luck.
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Old 04-09-2007, 08:42 PM
 
Location: NOTfromhere, Indiana
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Thank U!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-09-2007, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Yoga, like yogurt, has all sorts of "flavors". Some types of yoga are geared towards meditation / relaxation / unwinding. There is a "fitness yoga" variety with more stretches and movements that work a variety of muscle groups, which sounds like what you're after. All kinds of choices, main thing is to find something that you enjoy, otherwise it seems like some kind of "exercise routine".
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:15 AM
 
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Definitely for fitness. Would like to mostly stretch. Thanx!
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Old 04-10-2007, 03:52 PM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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I tried it once and was floored by the fact that I was drenched in sweat at the end of my session. I'm in fairly good shape, active, and work out (mostly weights but some cardio too), but yoga was really hard for me. I was focusing more on improving flexibility and stretching, and while it was extremely difficult while doing it, I felt really good afterwards, nice and loose like my limbs just moved much better. I plan to start back up doing it in the coming months just because I like a challenge.
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Old 04-10-2007, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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I was also surprised at the difficulty of something that looked so benign and like such a waste of time. LOLOL What I like most about it, though, is it is SO CHALLENGING physically that it is one of very few things that I've found over the course of 39 years that forces me to be in the moment. It totally shuts my mind down (I have a mind that never stops!), and all I am thinking about and CAN THINK ABOUT is getting and staying in the proper position. That is why I LOVE it. Doing yoga on a very regular basis dones tone, tighten, and seems to lengthen the larger muscles of the body - which gives a very thin appearance. Wonderful!
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:13 AM
 
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Default Yoga music anyone!?!?

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Old 03-26-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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I highly recommend yoga.

I've done bikram yoga, where they heat up the room, and it was awesome. It's "just stretching", but it's quite a workout. I was working out muscles I didn't know even existed. Plus, as with any workout, you feel refreshed and invigorated afterwards. As far as benefits, you will get toned and have increased flexibility. A lot of martial artists now also practice yoga because this added flexibility helps produce increased speed and power.
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:31 AM
 
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If you vinyasa yoga it is fast moving and can raise your heart beat and get you sweating just as if you did a cardio workout. Some of the movents you are moving your entire body and the more muscles you use the more fat and calories you burn. I do this everyday and it makes me feel great it is like 3 workouts in one.
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