Wore pink socks to yoga class!

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    Nov 16, 2011 3:20 AM GMT
    I suppose yoga class isn't traditionally the place to exert one's masculinity.

    Unexpectedly out of town I was invited today to partake in a vinyasa class and didn't have my yoga socks, without which I'd slip in a pool of my own sweat. The only large pair left for sale were pink so I bought them thinking at least maybe it'd be an icebreaker in terms of meeting new people. No one seemed to comment or notice! Darned jaded yogis.
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    Nov 16, 2011 9:23 PM GMT
    You wear socks during yoga?
    I always go barefoot.

    If you want an icebreaker, talk to the guy who can put his ankles behind his head.
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    Nov 17, 2011 2:55 AM GMT
    Ermine saidYou wear socks during yoga?
    I always go barefoot.

    If you want an icebreaker, talk to the guy who can put his ankles behind his head.

    I haven't met him yet, unless "plow" counts.

    Yoga socks are a legitimate accessory, see mine in "Butch Brown" at http://www.gaiam.com/product/no+slip+yoga+socks.do
    I'd rather use them as a crutch than suffer setbacks slipping on my own sweat doing splits and injuring myself. I do warrior poses with my thighs parallel to the ground without hyperextending the knee; if I kept them at 45 degrees like everyone else I wouldn't break the sweat exerting myself that makes the wide stances necessary for proper form for tall guys like us so dangerous.
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    Nov 17, 2011 4:56 PM GMT
    Ermine saidYou wear socks during yoga?
    I always go barefoot.

    If you want an icebreaker, talk to the guy who can put his ankles behind his head.


    I go barefooted too.
    If you want an icebreaker, BE the guy who can put his ankles behind his head.

    Did non-grip socks serve as well as the grip socks you would have worn if you brought them? I've sweat at yoga, but never to the extent that I would slip and fall in a "pool of sweat" Have you considered bringing a towel? Then you could wipe up the sweat as you go. That's what most people do at the gym and many other high-sweat activities.
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    Nov 18, 2011 2:51 AM GMT
    intentsman saidDid non-grip socks serve as well as the grip socks you would have worn if you brought them? I've sweat at yoga, but never to the extent that I would slip and fall in a "pool of sweat" Have you considered bringing a towel? Then you could wipe up the sweat as you go. That's what most people do at the gym and many other high-sweat activities.

    The problem isn't having to wipe the mat but my feet, which is tough when holding poses for a long time or moving rapidly from pose to pose. The gripper socks allow me to (egad) pose with confidence. I've yet to develop the yogi mental acuity that would allow me to disregard my feet slipping out from under me!
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    Nov 18, 2011 3:06 AM GMT
    Or would it be a matter of deveoping such balance that you could slide yet maintain the pose?
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    Nov 18, 2011 3:27 AM GMT
    LJay saidOr would it be a matter of deveoping such balance that you could slide yet maintain the pose?

    While developing balance as well as flexibility is the point, how does one develop balance without pushing oneself? One of the problems which I didn't mention before is that chemotherapy has left me with residual neuropathy and balance issues. Yoga's as hard as you make it, and if you do it right it may be both the hardest and sweatiest form of exercise you'll ever perform.
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    Nov 18, 2011 3:41 AM GMT
    Tried Yoga with socks once and i slept more that way.. didn't even consider grip-socks! I always go barefoot now (though i don't have much to worry about since yoga for me now is alone in my living room on carpeted floor!)

    No worries eager, i would've totally high-fived you over the awesome pink socks.
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    Nov 18, 2011 5:30 AM GMT
    You need a good yoga matt man, I've this amazing one I swear to gawd it sometimes doesn't want to let my foot go!

    I got deep into warrior pose drenched in sweat but never even slip a millimeter and SO much more comfortable then wearing socks!
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    Nov 18, 2011 5:32 AM GMT
    SOCKS? icon_rolleyes.gif we have a naked yoga class here that I attend!

    No socks no women allowed!
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    Nov 18, 2011 5:51 AM GMT
    Yay for Naked Yoga!

    I've done it on business trips to NYC STL LAX PHX and had an awesome time everywhere.

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/naked_yoga_for_men/
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    Nov 18, 2011 5:52 AM GMT
    NakedBudd saidYay for Naked Yoga!

    I've done it on business trips to NYC STL LAX PHX and had an awesome time everywhere.

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/naked_yoga_for_men/
    Well we have it here in St Pete as well!
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    Nov 18, 2011 5:52 AM GMT
    I'm considering getting the non slip yoga socks as I sweat like a bitch. I use a non slip towel, as well a high quality yoga mat and still slip and slide with the amount of sweat that pours out of me. I sometimes worry that the person beside me is going to drown in my sweat.icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 10, 2014 2:10 PM GMT
    I have never seen anyone serious about yoga wear socks. Get a better yoga mat!
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    Sep 10, 2014 2:12 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidI suppose yoga class isn't traditionally the place to exert one's masculinity.

    Unexpectedly out of town I was invited today to partake in a vinyasa class and didn't have my yoga socks, without which I'd slip in a pool of my own sweat. The only large pair left for sale were pink so I bought them thinking at least maybe it'd be an icebreaker in terms of meeting new people. No one seemed to comment or notice! Darned jaded yogis.


    From the movie Bird Cage. Maybe you should have announced "one does need a pop of color" hahahaha
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    Sep 10, 2014 5:42 PM GMT
    Glad to see the west talking about yoga n ofcourse pink.
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    Sep 10, 2014 7:25 PM GMT
    The color pink has been co-opted by the Komen Pink for the Cure people, which started out being about breast cancer but now seems to be more about any and all women's causes.

    Pink used to be a bit of an outré color for men to wear but now when you wear it it simply means that you support women's causes.
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    Sep 10, 2014 7:28 PM GMT
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    eagermuscle saidI suppose yoga class isn't traditionally the place to exert one's masculinity.

    Unexpectedly out of town I was invited today to partake in a vinyasa class and didn't have my yoga socks, without which I'd slip in a pool of my own sweat. The only large pair left for sale were pink so I bought them thinking at least maybe it'd be an icebreaker in terms of meeting new people. No one seemed to comment or notice! Darned jaded yogis.


    From the movie Bird Cage. Maybe you should have announced "one does need a pop of color" hahahaha

    That was the scene with Nathan Lane that "popped" into my mind, too! Though this is an old thread.

    A scene that actually I didn't think worked, anyway. Who would have seen his socks at dinner, or commented? And concluded they marked him as gay? Should have been a non-problem. And he could have easily & quickly changed them, for gawd's sake, if Robin Williams and "Val" thought it was such a big deal.
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    Sep 10, 2014 8:42 PM GMT
    This thread kinda scared me when I read the title.
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    Sep 10, 2014 9:34 PM GMT
    kevex saidThis thread kinda scared me when I read the title.


    Of course it did....it involves exercise.
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    Sep 11, 2014 6:16 AM GMT
    kevex saidThis thread kinda scared me when I read the title.


    RJ is not a PG-13 forum chat!
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    Sep 11, 2014 5:25 PM GMT
    intentsman said
    Ermine saidIf you want an icebreaker, talk to the guy who can put his ankles behind his head.


    If you want an icebreaker, BE the guy who can put his ankles behind his head.

    Actually, not only could I put my ankles behind my head but I could squeeze my ears with my knees. But not anymore - cervical herniation.
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    Sep 12, 2014 11:39 PM GMT
    It's the pink socks...some sort of distant call into worlds not yet known to us saying, invade my hole.

    But I jest...any guy secure enough in his masculinity to wear pink socks and flaunt 150lbs. of poodles is ok in my book. icon_wink.gif
  • Svnw688

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    Sep 15, 2014 4:58 PM GMT
    Some guys just like wearing colorful socks. I used to only wear white/black socks throughout high school, but it was the "in" college thing to wear colorful socks, so I expanded my horizons.

    Besides, do you remember the ridiculous (often NEON) colors (socks, shirts, pants, jackets, etc.) of the 1980s? (non neon) Pink socks are tame comparatively.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 18, 2014 6:26 PM GMT
    I was on vacation last week with ma guy and we stopped in a store that sold only socks. I got three pair. They had some really cool super hero ones and sport team ones, but I didn't think I'd wear em much. So I ended up getting some really nice traditional dress socks.