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post #91 of 97
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

Bikram yoga is literally the specific yoga practice developed by Bikram Choudhury involving about 30 or so specific poses done in a hot room configured in a certain way with mirrors, mats, etc.. Vinyasa is much more general, and can be done in heated or unheated rooms. The common theme in Vinyasa is breath synchronization with the movements and held poses, which is why it is also often referred to as "flow" yoga.
So, between the walking around with martinis in my hand (ability card: walking, alcohol metablization), road cycling, mountain biking, rowing, riding horsies, XC skiing (ability card: aerobic endurance), weight training (ability card: superhuman strength), and the yoga (ability card: deep, focused, sentient breathing), I have the minimum training and background needed to wear both oxford and derby, balmoral and blucher, successfully without keeling over or gasping for air.
This is what DWF is talking about: not everyone can wear shoes.

But how many refills? It's the number of repetitions that really makes this work, you know.
post #92 of 97
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

Bikram yoga is literally the specific yoga practice developed by Bikram Choudhury involving about 30 or so specific poses done in a hot room configured in a certain way with mirrors, mats, etc.. Vinyasa is much more general, and can be done in heated or unheated rooms. The common theme in Vinyasa is breath synchronization with the movements and held poses, which is why it is also often referred to as "flow" yoga.
So, between the walking around with martinis in my hand (ability card: walking, alcohol metablization), road cycling, mountain biking, rowing, riding horsies, XC skiing (ability card: aerobic endurance), weight training (ability card: superhuman strength), and the yoga (ability card: deep, focused, sentient breathing), I have the minimum training and background needed to wear both oxford and derby, balmoral and blucher, successfully without keeling over or gasping for air.
This is what DWF is talking about: not everyone can wear shoes.

Good info, thanks. The girlfriend wants to drag me to Bikram. I am skeptical of all yoga here in the states. I had a professor in college who studied it in India who taught the class a bit about it and he said in India it is totally different. Much more about the spiritual, and meditation and less "exercise" as the Americans need to be tricked into exercising via another path, ie Yoga.
post #93 of 97
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Originally Posted by Asian Afro View Post

I agree, but what about winter boots? How were the soles made before rubber?
They were leather, but it you wanted more traction you put hobnails in them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobnail_%28footwear%29
post #94 of 97
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Originally Posted by glenjay View Post

I think I have this whole Topy thing figured out. The idea is to use rubber to protect the leather. I think the image below would address part of the OP's problem.
I just don't see myself putting Topy on any of my shoes.
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These would function well on roller derby skates for knee falls. However many new skate manufacturers use the rubber you dip your tools in....



Yes I said "tool".
post #95 of 97
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Originally Posted by F. Corbera View Post

Bikram yoga is literally the specific yoga practice developed by Bikram Choudhury involving about 30 or so specific poses done in a hot room configured in a certain way with mirrors, mats, etc.. Vinyasa is much more general, and can be done in heated or unheated rooms. The common theme in Vinyasa is breath synchronization with the movements and held poses, which is why it is also often referred to as "flow" yoga.
So, between the walking around with martinis in my hand (ability card: walking, alcohol metablization), road cycling, mountain biking, rowing, riding horsies, XC skiing (ability card: aerobic endurance), weight training (ability card: superhuman strength), and the yoga (ability card: deep, focused, sentient breathing), I have the minimum training and background needed to wear both oxford and derby, balmoral and blucher, successfully without keeling over or gasping for air.
This is what DWF is talking about: not everyone can wear shoes.

Yes!!

As I'm sure your mastery of the discipline and your sensei have taught you, it requires a mindful grace, a crystalline serenity, and an utterly self-effacing humility...carefully and rigorously cultivated...to wear shoes properly.

In the absence of at least a modest epiphany in this regard, style becomes swagger and shoes become yet another tedious contemporary manifestation of phallocarp-y. (which, by the way, can also be practiced in heated or unheated rooms).
Edited by DWFII - 12/30/11 at 8:38am
post #96 of 97


Me too have left a deep scuff hole in my left shoes, just in my first wear.
Have tried to use wax polish and spit shine to try cover up the scuff but I think I'm not doing it right.
Can the masters teach me a few things or two, how can I save this small imperfection?
post #97 of 97

Don't be a snob. You were in his position at some point in the past. Human beings tend to ridicule other humans making the same mistakes they did in the past just to feel better about themselves, so your comment says quite a lot about your character, or lack of it, actually.

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