Yoga

  • MikemikeMike

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    Dec 03, 2014 7:36 AM GMT
    Why do you do yoga? Also what type and why?
  • MarvelBoy23

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    Dec 04, 2014 6:26 PM GMT
    I do DDP Yoga, it is really intense, non-spiritual yoga. Helps build muscle and loosen my back up. I haven't had a back spasm since I started Yoga in Feb of 2013. And I lost quite a bit of weight from it as well. I also just feel better overall. If I run 4 miles after I do a good 30-45 minute yoga session, my body doesn't get so beat up. If I just take a run and do no yoga, I can feel it throughout my entire body, and it's then more taxing on me.
  • DanOmatic

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    Dec 05, 2014 2:45 PM GMT
    I do yoga about twice a week. I vacillate between a more athletic/physical practice and more restorative versions, depending on what my body needs. While I sometimes enjoy going to a class, most times I do it at home--I've been practicing for nearly 10 years now, so I am pretty comfortable on my own. There's a great free online series of programs called doyogawithme.com that is a good guide.

    I do it because I notice it has very distinct benefits for me, both physically and mentally. It has kept me mainly injury free and has increased my flexibility and balance, both of which become more important as I get older.
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    Dec 05, 2014 4:25 PM GMT
    Fundamentally yoga is stretching, right? With a little mumbo jumbo mysticism mixed in.

    As long as you don't overdo it, and do it after you've worked out so that you're warmed up, stretching is good for you.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Dec 08, 2014 7:01 AM GMT
    I do different forms of Vinyasa yoga. I feel great after. Energized yet rested, and taller. Hahahaha
    I love yoga guys.
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    Dec 09, 2014 9:24 AM GMT
    I attended two yoga classes and they were not motivating enough for me to continue. I find static poses difficult because I will very likely lose balance. So I compromise, doing Pilates instead.

    @marvelboy23, thanks for sharing routines using yoga and running (aka high impact exercise); it makes me want to just lay off the Pilates/resistance band strength training and low impact cardio to try your fitness technique.

    @Danomatic, thank you for sharing the link to some yoga instruction. (I bought a Bob Harper's Biggest Losers Yoga DVD, and he makes yoga more upbeat).

    But I am concerned that not doing strength training will make me lose muscle tone. Could someone tell me if yoga alone will give you muscle tone? Thanks.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Dec 09, 2014 2:55 PM GMT
    Homerk saidI attended two yoga classes and they were not motivating enough for me to continue. I find static poses difficult because I will very likely lose balance. So I compromise, doing Pilates instead.

    @marvelboy23, thanks for sharing routines using yoga and running (aka high impact exercise); it makes me want to just lay off the Pilates/resistance band strength training and low impact cardio to try your fitness technique.

    @Danomatic, thank you for sharing the link to some yoga instruction. (I bought a Bob Harper's Biggest Losers Yoga DVD, and he makes yoga more upbeat).

    But I am concerned that not doing strength training will make me lose muscle tone. Could someone tell me if yoga alone will give you muscle tone? Thanks.


    Two classes is barely enough time to let it work. In the beginning the breath is he most important. Maybe you had a lousy instructor. Even someone with horrible balance will see great improvement. You're activating so many small stabilizer muscles and freeing your mind and body to get there. Sounds like you missed out on what yoga is all about. There is always a modification until you're able to achieve most poses.icon_idea.gif
  • MarvelBoy23

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    Dec 09, 2014 3:41 PM GMT
    MikemikeMike said
    Homerk saidI attended two yoga classes and they were not motivating enough for me to continue. I find static poses difficult because I will very likely lose balance. So I compromise, doing Pilates instead.

    @marvelboy23, thanks for sharing routines using yoga and running (aka high impact exercise); it makes me want to just lay off the Pilates/resistance band strength training and low impact cardio to try your fitness technique.

    @Danomatic, thank you for sharing the link to some yoga instruction. (I bought a Bob Harper's Biggest Losers Yoga DVD, and he makes yoga more upbeat).

    But I am concerned that not doing strength training will make me lose muscle tone. Could someone tell me if yoga alone will give you muscle tone? Thanks.


    Two classes is barely enough time to let it work. In the beginning the breath is he most important. Maybe you had a lousy instructor. Even someone with horrible balance will see great improvement. You're activating so many small stabilizer muscles and freeing your mind and body to get there. Sounds like you missed out on what yoga is all about. There is always a modification until you're able to achieve most poses.icon_idea.gif



    I agree, I would try it more than a couple times before you write it off. The benefits are incredible.

    Of course, DDP yoga is much more intense and not very "of the mind" as much as "of the body" but I highly enjoy it!
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    Dec 10, 2014 6:38 PM GMT
    MarvelBoy can you explain what "DDP" yoga is? Not sure Ive ever heard of it.
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    Dec 10, 2014 9:44 PM GMT
    I tried various yoga classes for a few months about 7 or 8 years ago but I kept feeling like I'd prefer to be spending that time running or weightlifting. Maybe I'll try it again at some other point in my life....
  • MarvelBoy23

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    Dec 11, 2014 2:38 PM GMT
    fidiguy saidMarvelBoy can you explain what "DDP" yoga is? Not sure Ive ever heard of it.


    DDP is Diamond Dallas Page, he is an ex-pro wrestler who had a serious back injury (he was something like 40 years old when he started his wrestling career) Anyway, he was told he could no longer wrestle, most high impact workouts were also taken off the table. His doctor recommended yoga, of which he had little to no interest. After he tried a regular yoga course, he decided to come up with his own Yoga, using what he calls dynamic resistance, basically tensing up your muscles while making the moves, which builds more muscle than you could possibly imagine. It's incredible. It is a very intense program, and it has numerous amounts of modifications so that nearly anyone can do it. The sessions range anywhere from 10 to 55 minutes. Generally, I burn about 1200 calories if I do an hours worth of this yoga! While it doesn't require you to, a Heart Rate Monitor is recommended so you can stay in your optimal fat burning zone!

    Check out www.ddpyoga.com for more info. Especially check out Arthur Boorman's story, you can even find that on Youtube!

    Hope this is somewhat helpful!