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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by AdamG
Like this dude, the "Iron Yogi"


holy crap. them's weight-training arms, not yoga arms.
post #17 of 21
Yoga and weightlifting are the only exercise regimens I could stick with. I eventually quit lifting because of chronic shoulder pain, but kept up with the yoga. I've been doing it for 20 years and it never gets boring, even though I've been doing the same routine for the last 2-3 years.

If you want to do it at home, I suggest the Rodney Yee DVDs. I particularly like his "power yoga" DVDs, but they may be too much for a total novice.

As for Bikram and other hot room variants, all I can say is that I once took a "power yoga" class in a hot room. I almost barfed from the heat and stuffiness. I like to do my routines in a cool room with a ceiling fan going.
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by otterhound
Yoga and weightlifting are the only exercise regimens I could stick with. I eventually quit lifting because of chronic shoulder pain, but kept up with the yoga. I've been doing it for 20 years and it never gets boring, even though I've been doing the same routine for the last 2-3 years.

If you want to do it at home, I suggest the Rodney Yee DVDs. I particularly like his "power yoga" DVDs, but they may be too much for a total novice.

As for Bikram and other hot room variants, all I can say is that I once took a "power yoga" class in a hot room. I almost barfed from the heat and stuffiness. I like to do my routines in a cool room with a ceiling fan going.

I finally figured out that with Yoga DVDs, I have to just sit and watch them through a couple of times first, stopping and starting to try out the different positions until I know the positions well enough to be able to work my way through the routines by the audio cues alone. Trying to go through the routines on the floor while craning my neck up to watch the TV is awkward and stressful.
post #19 of 21
Alive Yoga has audio from actual classes that you can download for $9 a class. I haven't used it much, but I have been to the classes since two of my teachers post classes occasionally. Both Mimi and Elliott are fantastic! Disclaimer: This should really only be used by someone who already has a personal practice. To avoid injury and ream the most benefits, you should learn from a good instructor(s). I think that a good rule is that each asana should be learned from a teacher (guru ) before incorporating it into your home practice.
post #20 of 21
I did yoga at the community college I went to a while ago. I really liked it. I'm considering getting back into it, but I'm not really sure how to find a good local studio.

How many classes should I be looking at taking per week? 2-3?
post #21 of 21
2 or 3 times a week when you're beginning is good --- listen to your body, and if it feels good, go more often. If not, back off a bit. Some muscular soreness is not uncommon the first couple of times, but it's definitely a long-term kind of thing, so don't feel like you're obligated really hammer yourself.

--Andre
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