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  • russjark

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    Jan 05, 2010 9:54 PM GMT
    What are benfits of yoga ?
  • ajw18

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    Jan 06, 2010 1:54 AM GMT
    Flexibility, which is necessary if you want to increase your range of motion. It is also toning (think of it as an hour of isometric exercises).

    Plus, I always feel so relaxed and centered once I get out of a class.
  • petemdc

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    Jan 06, 2010 4:38 AM GMT
    Yoga has many benefits, with flexibility being just one of them. I find that I become a lot more self aware when I am practicing regularly. This includes how my body feels, what i'm eating, how i sit, my breathing, my emotions. Depending on the type of yoga you practice it may be meditative or exercise based or both. Every yoga class/instructor/style is different. Find something that works for you. The best part about yoga is that is not competitive. You do what your body allows and honor what your body is telling you.

    In addition to that, yoga is very community orientated activity. Its a great way to meet others and share in the experience.
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    Jan 06, 2010 5:40 AM GMT
    What was said above hits the nail on the head. Yoga transcends a physical workout and testament of flexibility, its a surefire tactic of attaining a better understanding of oneself through deep thought and introspective exploration. Try a beginner's class, either Hatha or a gentle flow, to get started. Good luck and feel free to ask more questions.
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    Jan 06, 2010 9:39 AM GMT
    hot guys doing forward bends in lycra shorts. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 06, 2010 9:51 AM GMT
    There are many benefits achieved as a result of practicing yoga. Many of them involve body flexibility, increased performance, stress reduction, attainment of inner peace and self-realization.

    Improved body flexibility and balance
    Improved cardiovascular endurance (stronger heart)
    Improved digestion
    Improved abdominal strength
    Enhanced overall muscular strength
    Relaxation of muscular strains
    Weight control
    Increased energy levels
    Enhanced immune system
    Relief of stress resulting from the control of emotions
    Prevention and relief from stress-related disorders
    Intellectual enhancement, leading to improved decision-making skills

    Hope it helps! message me for any more help
  • russjark

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    Jan 08, 2010 7:35 PM GMT
    Thanks guys for the reply. I will have to try yoga soon. I have been doing some streching but need to find some sort of yoga exersizes.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 10, 2010 2:10 PM GMT
    A comment from Tony Horton's Blog Spot about the "Yoga X" DVD from P90X:
    I just finished the yoga section of my first week. Up until now it's been (more or less) no problem keeping up with you, but this was the first video where I had to pause, sit down, and seriously contemplate whether or not you're human. Apparently at 20 I have the joint and muscle flexibility of an 80 year old. Go figure.
    --Delbirt


    He's not kidding. I just finished this myself about ten minutes ago, and it was the first time I ever did yoga. Do not kid yourselves, people... yoga is not for wussies. This was more than just tying myself into a knot; this was a hardcore isometric workout! I actually sweat! Even so, maintained a calm face and a calm mind. What's more... all the soreness I had from the previous three days has disappeared. I actually feel a bit limber again! I may not be moaning and groaning anymore when I go up or down the stairs of my apartment today!
  • RSportsguy

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    Jan 10, 2010 2:16 PM GMT
    I have a friend who has started taking yoga classes recently. He said that he was so sore when he started. I am seriously thinking about taking a class myself!
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    Jan 16, 2010 5:08 PM GMT
    I recently began Yoga classes again. They still my mind and ground me in the present. They are also a tough workout and will stretch parts of you that you never knew you had. This greater flexibility will benefit any other workout or sport activity. There is also strength involved and I definitely work up a major sweat. I'd encourage you to give it a try.
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    Jan 16, 2010 5:08 PM GMT
    PS: Avoid Lycra!
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    Jan 17, 2010 8:31 AM GMT
    Tonyvoyager saidPS: Avoid Lycra!


    Unless you hot with a nice ass, in which case wear a one piece lycra body suit.
  • ShanksE

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    Jan 17, 2010 8:44 AM GMT
    russjosharkansas saidWhat are benfits of yoga ?


    "Yoga"is more than a means of gaining physical flexibility.. those are the yogasanas which you see people practicising. Yoga has aspects of philosphy in it, where you need to purify your body in order to purify your mind and then attain realization.
    A key feature of Yogasanas are breathing exercises, where you control your breath. Yet another is meditation. Do read up more about the philosophy of yoga if you find it interesting. Its more than just bending your body.
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  • ShanksE

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    Jan 17, 2010 8:45 AM GMT
    Lostboy said
    Tonyvoyager saidPS: Avoid Lycra!


    Unless you hot with a nice ass, in which case wear a one piece lycra body suit.


    @LB: yoga speaks of non-sensuality and non-possessiveness.. so lycra suits or no suits are a big no!! :p
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    Jan 18, 2010 12:43 PM GMT
    ShanksE said
    Lostboy said
    Tonyvoyager saidPS: Avoid Lycra!


    Unless you hot with a nice ass, in which case wear a one piece lycra body suit.


    @LB: yoga speaks of non-sensuality and non-possessiveness.. so lycra suits or no suits are a big no!! :p


    Why do you think it´s called ass-ana? duh.

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    Oct 09, 2011 2:10 AM GMT
    I tried yoga for the first time last week and loved it. Made my whole body feel well stretched and all round good, especially my spine.

    Gonna go again later today
  • gymhead_anony...

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    Oct 09, 2011 2:12 AM GMT
    Flexibility, digestion, mostly flexibility
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    Oct 09, 2011 2:16 AM GMT
    Lostboy saidhot guys doing forward bends in lycra shorts. icon_rolleyes.gif


    yup
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    Oct 09, 2011 2:18 AM GMT
    My trainer recommended yoga for increased flexibility. I need to find a beginner's class, I guess. How do I find a class for guys? The ones at my gym seem to be full with women.
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    Oct 09, 2011 2:21 AM GMT
    Not sure if most people know you get more defined cuts in your body really good
  • gymhead_anony...

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    Oct 09, 2011 2:22 AM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidMy trainer recommended yoga for increased flexibility. I need to find a beginner's class, I guess. How do I find a class for guys? The ones at my gym seem to be full with women.


    If you secure about your sexuality you will take any class with just women.
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    Oct 10, 2011 6:27 PM GMT
    Yoga strengthens the core muscles and abs. I opens up the body and increases circulation to all the internal organs too since you are working all positions including upside down. Even breathing is emphasized so you become relaxed. Plus a nice looking guy in front or back of you doing the downward dog is appealing.
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    Oct 10, 2011 7:11 PM GMT
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/naked_yoga_for_men/

    This Yahoo Group is the place to find naked yoga classes on planet Earth.

    My LINKS page lists dozens of current groups in other cities (and related sites with descriptions). Any city not listed on my LINKS page has no naked yoga that I know of. I list only classes that meet regularly and are considered respectable. By this I mean that they are about self improvement and NOT about s_x, cruising or voyeurism. Most of the groups that I list are men-only. A few are mixed-gender and even women-only. We are pleased to help you find or start a group where you live. If you find nothing on my LINKS page in your geographic area of interest, you have more options.

    In the old MESSAGES (which you may SEARCH) you might come across someone who is looking or would like to start a class where you live. Under FILES are my suggestions on forming your own group; the file is called "Growing Your Own."

    This Yahoo Group is called Naked Yoga for Men even though it now lists other naked yoga classes. That is because the Group began as a resource for the class which meets in Central Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. The function of providing information on this particular local class has migrated to a separate Yahoo Group at: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/yoga4men_cambridge/ You may inquire further through this site or (preferably) by sending a message to: yoga4men@comcast.net
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    Oct 10, 2011 7:46 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    Tonyvoyager saidPS: Avoid Lycra!


    Unless you hot with a nice ass, in which case wear a one piece lycra body suit.


    Ha, ha, I do naked yoga . The big deal about yoga is that it gets me out my head and into my whole body. We are human beings, not just a head.... all trillion cells require integrated consciousness.
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    Oct 10, 2011 7:57 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidThe big deal about yoga is that it gets me out my head and into my whole body. We are human beings, not just a head.... all trillion cells require integrated consciousness.


    Exactly. Yoga proved to be beneficial to me as a spiritual "reset" during my last job. I would go to class stressed out and tense, and leave relaxed, centered, and calm.

    Yoga is fantastic for flexibility and tone, too. One of the more advanced yoga classes I took integrated some pilates as well for a more challenging physical workout. I also found myself standing up straighter and sitting correctly more often than I did when I wasn't taking yoga.