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#1 tangy

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 02:32 PM

I have been doing yoga daily since January. I used to do it regularly in college but feel out of the habit. got back into it rehabbing a back injury.

I got say I feel than i have in years and am free of back pain entirely.




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Posted 28 March 2011 - 02:55 PM

Really? P90X has a yoga routine in there and I always skip it. I am going in Wed for anther shot in my back for a herniated disc - what kind of back issues were you having?

I found the yoga too slow for me, but if it really does help, I may give it another shot. I'm actually supposed to be doing it tonight in my "recovery week"

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:06 PM

i lifted a heavy box off a car top and think i herniated a disc in my lower back. never got a x-ray but had all the classic symptoms. i could barely walk and could not stand up straight. i took my around 3 months to get better.

the key to yoga is that while you are stretching you are focused on breathing with your diaphragm and that really is the key to yoga IMO. breathing while twisted, inverted or raising your legs really brings out your stomach muscles.

if you are inclined, certain poses are better for your back and i can mention a few to you. most beginner yoga books say what each pose is good for.

probably just as important as yoga for your back is to walk each day. i walk three miles a day and if i take day off i can feel it in my back.





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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:31 PM

My doc gave me a bunch of exercises to do to strengthen the area, like laying on my back and lifting alternate arm and leg, holding for as long as possible and switching. Repeat 5-10 times. Also, the same thing, but instead of lying down, from your hands and knees.

This really helped me for a while, along with regular exercise. The shots usually only last a year, but mine lasted 3 years due to the preventative measures I was taking.... then I hurt my knee and I stopped doing much of anything and my back flared up after quite a few months of that.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:47 PM

^^^ I can relate.  

Prior to hurting my back i hurt my achilles/calf muscle and when i could not walk to rehab my leg it regressed.

Google up neutral spine position. good posture is key to good back health it seems.

have ever tried sitting on a balance ball when on the computer or watching TV? a bad piece of furniture can wreck my back. when i drive i use a lumbar support and supposedly your knees should be higher than your hips when driving.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:53 PM

Thanks - good luck to you too!!

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 10:22 AM

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:43 PM

still going at it daily and haven't missed a day since....... cool10.gif



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Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:15 PM

I feel like I want to take up yoga in order to outdo Tangy in the fitness stakes!  1287.gif  wink.gif  

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:23 PM

QUOTE (tangy @ Mar 28 2011, 02:32 PM)
I have been doing yoga daily since January. I used to do it regularly in college but feel out of the habit. got back into it rehabbing a back injury.

I got say I feel than i have in years and am free of back pain entirely.




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That back pain part intrigued me.
I've suffered bad back pains since about freshman year (h.s.) and for a while was taking something to help it, but my back got a little stronger and then the melloxicam wasn't doing much of anything.
But I know they have yoga classes where I'm going in a few weeks. I just might have to scrape up the twenty-thirty bucks and take it. Sounds like it'd be worth it to go, and I've heard yoga is good for stress management too.

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 05:05 PM

QUOTE (treeduck @ Jul 26 2011, 02:15 PM)
I feel like I want to take up yoga in order to outdo Tangy in the fitness stakes!  1287.gif  wink.gif

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:26 PM

Thread revival time! I'm going to try a yoga class tomorrow (they have a first-timers special, as many classes as you want in 10 consecutive days for 20 bucks... worth it to try now). Questions- how many of you guys here do this? Also, it looks like there's no distinction between a men's class or women's class, so what can I expect? Is it weird?

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:26 AM

I tried yoga from a video but I found it hard to keep up.  They go from one pose to another so fast that I find I am watching them trying to figure out what to do next and I am not really doing any of it.

I think I will stick to cardio, weights and regular stretching.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:49 AM

It was really hard to keep up in that class, too. But I figure if in the next 9 days I can go enough (while it's affordable) to get the poses right, then I can do them on my own. Felt pretty damn good, and I'm a little sore between the shoulders and lower back. Great stuff, though.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:06 PM

View PostTerritorial_Game, on 23 April 2013 - 10:49 AM, said:

It was really hard to keep up in that class, too. But I figure if in the next 9 days I can go enough (while it's affordable) to get the poses right, then I can do them on my own. Felt pretty damn good, and I'm a little sore between the shoulders and lower back. Great stuff, though.
I'm signing up for May classes tomorrow. I can't wait I love yoga!

Matt, maybe it was the type of yoga class that was too much for you. You should try a beginners class or hatha because it moves a lot slower and the stretches are deep and meant to calm you. Vinyasa or a flow class may move too quickly for you as a beginner.
Don't give up and try a different type of yoga.

Namaste :)

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 12:55 PM

View PostYa_Big_Tree, on 23 April 2013 - 04:06 PM, said:

View PostTerritorial_Game, on 23 April 2013 - 10:49 AM, said:

It was really hard to keep up in that class, too. But I figure if in the next 9 days I can go enough (while it's affordable) to get the poses right, then I can do them on my own. Felt pretty damn good, and I'm a little sore between the shoulders and lower back. Great stuff, though.
I'm signing up for May classes tomorrow. I can't wait I love yoga!

Matt, maybe it was the type of yoga class that was too much for you. You should try a beginners class or hatha because it moves a lot slower and the stretches are deep and meant to calm you. Vinyasa or a flow class may move too quickly for you as a beginner.
Don't give up and try a different type of yoga.

Namaste :)

Embarrassingly enough, it was a beginner class haha. I'm gonna get my money's worth out of these classes, but then may try something else.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 10:46 AM

View PostTerritorial_Game, on 24 April 2013 - 12:55 PM, said:

View PostYa_Big_Tree, on 23 April 2013 - 04:06 PM, said:

View PostTerritorial_Game, on 23 April 2013 - 10:49 AM, said:

It was really hard to keep up in that class, too. But I figure if in the next 9 days I can go enough (while it's affordable) to get the poses right, then I can do them on my own. Felt pretty damn good, and I'm a little sore between the shoulders and lower back. Great stuff, though.
I'm signing up for May classes tomorrow. I can't wait I love yoga!

Matt, maybe it was the type of yoga class that was too much for you. You should try a beginners class or hatha because it moves a lot slower and the stretches are deep and meant to calm you. Vinyasa or a flow class may move too quickly for you as a beginner.
Don't give up and try a different type of yoga.

Namaste :)

Embarrassingly enough, it was a beginner class haha. I'm gonna get my money's worth out of these classes, but then may try something else.

Haha! Oh Matty...
Well keep at it. Im so busy these days I only have time for 1 class a week. Im hoping that changes soon.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:15 PM

View PostTerritorial_Game, on 24 April 2013 - 12:55 PM, said:

View PostYa_Big_Tree, on 23 April 2013 - 04:06 PM, said:

View PostTerritorial_Game, on 23 April 2013 - 10:49 AM, said:

It was really hard to keep up in that class, too. But I figure if in the next 9 days I can go enough (while it's affordable) to get the poses right, then I can do them on my own. Felt pretty damn good, and I'm a little sore between the shoulders and lower back. Great stuff, though.
I'm signing up for May classes tomorrow. I can't wait I love yoga!

Matt, maybe it was the type of yoga class that was too much for you. You should try a beginners class or hatha because it moves a lot slower and the stretches are deep and meant to calm you. Vinyasa or a flow class may move too quickly for you as a beginner.
Don't give up and try a different type of yoga.

Namaste :)

Embarrassingly enough, it was a beginner class haha. I'm gonna get my money's worth out of these classes, but then may try something else.
Hey Matt... have you been keeping up with the classes?

:P

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:17 PM

View PostYa_Big_Tree, on 21 August 2013 - 12:15 PM, said:

View PostTerritorial_Game, on 24 April 2013 - 12:55 PM, said:

View PostYa_Big_Tree, on 23 April 2013 - 04:06 PM, said:

View PostTerritorial_Game, on 23 April 2013 - 10:49 AM, said:

It was really hard to keep up in that class, too. But I figure if in the next 9 days I can go enough (while it's affordable) to get the poses right, then I can do them on my own. Felt pretty damn good, and I'm a little sore between the shoulders and lower back. Great stuff, though.
I'm signing up for May classes tomorrow. I can't wait I love yoga!

Matt, maybe it was the type of yoga class that was too much for you. You should try a beginners class or hatha because it moves a lot slower and the stretches are deep and meant to calm you. Vinyasa or a flow class may move too quickly for you as a beginner.
Don't give up and try a different type of yoga.

Namaste :)

Embarrassingly enough, it was a beginner class haha. I'm gonna get my money's worth out of these classes, but then may try something else.
Hey Matt... have you been keeping up with the classes?

:P

Hahaha, christ no. That was a flash in the pan even by my standards :lol:

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:19 PM

View PostTerritorial_Game, on 21 August 2013 - 09:17 PM, said:

View PostYa_Big_Tree, on 21 August 2013 - 12:15 PM, said:

View PostTerritorial_Game, on 24 April 2013 - 12:55 PM, said:

View PostYa_Big_Tree, on 23 April 2013 - 04:06 PM, said:

View PostTerritorial_Game, on 23 April 2013 - 10:49 AM, said:

It was really hard to keep up in that class, too. But I figure if in the next 9 days I can go enough (while it's affordable) to get the poses right, then I can do them on my own. Felt pretty damn good, and I'm a little sore between the shoulders and lower back. Great stuff, though.
I'm signing up for May classes tomorrow. I can't wait I love yoga!

Matt, maybe it was the type of yoga class that was too much for you. You should try a beginners class or hatha because it moves a lot slower and the stretches are deep and meant to calm you. Vinyasa or a flow class may move too quickly for you as a beginner.
Don't give up and try a different type of yoga.

Namaste :)

Embarrassingly enough, it was a beginner class haha. I'm gonna get my money's worth out of these classes, but then may try something else.
Hey Matt... have you been keeping up with the classes?

:P

Hahaha, christ no. That was a flash in the pan even by my standards :lol:

Wuss :P

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