hey, guys, let's talk about when the best time is for yoga, and why :).

  • frankyzhang

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    Jul 18, 2010 2:29 PM GMT
    hey, guys, let's talk about when the best time is for yoga, and why icon_smile.gif.
    thanks~~~
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 18, 2010 3:46 PM GMT
    For me it's early evening following a good workout... really relaxing. Great way to end a workout and relaxing as I head home.
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    Jul 18, 2010 3:50 PM GMT
    anytime
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    Jul 18, 2010 4:04 PM GMT
    A lot of people say early morning is the best time, especially for ashtanga. But to be honest, I would say whenever you can fit it in is good. People have busy lives. For most there's also this stupid inconvenience called 'work' to consider, so they may not be able to choose a time.
  • xebec75

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    Jul 18, 2010 5:27 PM GMT
    Not after a big lunch of Indian curries...
    *hateful look at bitch downward dogging next to him while holding breath* icon_evil.gif
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    Jul 18, 2010 7:07 PM GMT
    The best time for yoga is when you're on the mat behind the hottest guy in the class.
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    Jul 18, 2010 9:24 PM GMT
    What on earth is this thread about??? icon_question.gif
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    Jul 18, 2010 9:33 PM GMT
    The late thirteenth century was the best time for yoga.

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  • DrewT

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    Jul 18, 2010 9:35 PM GMT
    I like yoga early in the morning, though I first started doing yoga in the afternoon.
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    Jul 18, 2010 9:41 PM GMT
    It is said that if you're looking for a revitalizing yoga session you should do it in the early morning (my best teacher said she woke up at 4am to do yoga as the sun came up and filled the area with good, "clean" energy).

    If, on the other hand, you want to de-stress (I'm making up a lot of words today), sunset is better.

    Imagine if you could do it twice a day, for half an hour at least (with meditation): you'd set the right intention before starting your day, and you'd detoxify before having dinner and having down time.

    In short, I have heard numerous yoga teachers (good ones) say that you should adapt your yoga practice to the movement/position of the sun. It's a pretty way to think about, no? icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 18, 2010 10:22 PM GMT
    BrainyBrainyBrainy saidIt is said that if you're looking for a revitalizing yoga session you should do it in the early morning (my best teacher said she woke up at 4am to do yoga as the sun came up and filled the area with good, "clean" energy).

    If, on the other hand, you want to de-stress (I'm making up a lot of words today), sunset is better.

    Imagine if you could do it twice a day, for half an hour at least (with meditation): you'd set the right intention before starting your day, and you'd detoxify before having dinner and having down time.

    In short, I have heard numerous yoga teachers (good ones) say that you should adapt your yoga practice to the movement/position of the sun. It's a pretty way to think about, no? icon_smile.gif


    That is what I have been told as well. Breathing exercises are esp good in the morning around sunrise time. Evening is the best to get the day off you and relax before heading home, free of all stress. So it really depends on what you are aiming for.
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    Jul 18, 2010 10:25 PM GMT
    frankyzhang saidhey, guys, let's talk about when the best time is for yoga, and why icon_smile.gif.
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    Prolly in the early morning on the beach as you hear the roar of the waves and cool breeze against your skin. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 18, 2010 11:47 PM GMT
    I'm taking my first beginner's class in yoga tomorrow (group class). Any advice?
  • frankyzhang

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    Jul 19, 2010 10:20 AM GMT
    LittleDudeWithMuscles saidI'm taking my first beginner's class in yoga tomorrow (group class). Any advice?

    dont over stretch your body, and try to make your movement follow your breathicon_biggrin.gif
    enjoy your class, maybe hot guys in that class~~icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 19, 2010 10:21 AM GMT
    usually do mine at night, it helps me relax for bed. but anytime is great for yoga icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 21, 2010 11:39 AM GMT
    When yo momma tells you to.
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    Jul 21, 2010 11:42 AM GMT
    end of the week when you are sore as hell from pounding out the weights
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    Aug 01, 2010 3:17 AM GMT
    I prefer later in the afternoon, early evening. Anything too early in the morning I'm too stiff, no pun intended.

    But I find I more energized from the yoga class than relaxed.
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    Aug 03, 2010 1:09 AM GMT
    I finally took my first yoga class today. I really liked it. Felt good afterwards.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Aug 03, 2010 1:14 AM GMT
    I do a Yoga stretching thing before I get in the shower in the morning. It seems to reduce injuries on the job. So I like it!
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    Feb 05, 2011 7:00 AM GMT
    It depends on the type. Ashtanga should be done early morning before you've eaten anything. Because it has a lot of intense bends and twists it's best to do it on an empty stomach so that you can have a deeper stretch and avoid injury. It also depends on whether it's quieting or awakening. There are certain poses which serve to wake you up and others which serve to help you sleep. If you're doing home study then you need to know which ones aren't going to keep you up all night.

    In general though the best time to practice is when you wake up.
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    Feb 05, 2011 7:12 AM GMT
    7:46 pm because I have no excuse not to go.
  • james716

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    May 14, 2011 3:59 AM GMT
    Whatever time they're not being all hippy-dippy
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    May 14, 2011 5:03 PM GMT
    I once did it at sunrise on a beach in Hawaii. It was the closest feeling of absolute serenity, peace, and ecstasy that I've ever felt. I highly recommend it. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 14, 2011 5:14 PM GMT
    anytime for me. it's nice in the evening as it relaxes the body for sleep.