Kelly... Yoga


Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Mar 09,2002,08:25   Archive
kelly, i just got this gaiam catalogue. Help me weed thru these yoga videos please. I am not exactly a beginner but have definitely regressed from intermediate. Should i get the yoga to lose weight, the upper arm and lower body one or what. Is there a basic stretch one to do. Please advise since you have tried some of these. Remember i am much older than you are.



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Re : Kelly... Yoga --- Kathy in Atlanta
Posted by Kelly Saffell , Mar 09,2002,10:43 Top of Thread Archive
Yoga a.m. is very simple. Yoga p.m. is a little harder with some poses and stretches but it is still beginner. I do the lower body and really like it. It is a series of lower body poses (downward dog, upward dog, triangle, proud warrior...) done over and over. I'm a little tired when I finish and I can tell that it is toning my lower body. I also do flexibility and I have to admit that it is tough. The first session is backbends. I'm only 33 but doing a backbend is killer. My back hurt so bad that night that I had trouble sleeping. The second session is forward bends. It begins with a series of poses similar to lower body and ends with forward bends both seated and standing and some other lower body stretches that are challenging for me and I consider myself pretty flexible. My favorite is lower body so I do it 3 days a week and the second flexibility session 2 days a week. Since I enjoy the lower body, the yoga for arms is probably pretty good. I haven't tried the yoga to lose weight (my metabolism is 90 miles an hour and I have trouble keeping weight on). Hope this helps. One thing I still need to order is a yoga mat. I just do it on the carpet and my feet do slip sometimes.
Kelly



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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Mar 09,2002,17:36 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Kelly, I wanted to tell you how much I have been enjoying yoga and, as its held in my apartment building I don't even have to go out and face the cold or wind. I been going twice a week for about 7 weeks now.
You are correct about getting a yoga mat - I had to get one as my hands and feet slipped - especially doing that dang....upward dog pose!

I've had a couple of nice things happen to me - the very first class I got rid of a back pain I'd been working on for 6 months - completely went (praise the Lord) and (so far) has not returned. The second thing happened just this Friday during class - at the end we were doing the lying down and breathing and a lot of us yawned away, it was so relaxing. Then all of a sudden I felt all this moisure in my eyes - wonderful feeling - it lasted for a number of hours. It wasn't the `unsatisfactory tears' that run down your face sometimes with beb, but the real tears. Oh how lovely it was. My eyes are dry again now, but hey, you never know, perhaps it'll happen again and again!

June in Toronto (beb/meige)




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Posted by Kelly Saffell , Mar 09,2002,18:23 Top of Thread Archive
That is great June! Hopefully the moisture will return. I'm glad your back pain is gone-nothing is worse than being in chronic pain. I have really been enjoying yoga - the more I do it the more I want to. I end my sessions in relaxation pose as well and I use that as my prayer time. That way I begin each day physically and spiritually refreshed and I have found that it is making a difference in my life.



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Posted by Ann Doyle , Mar 10,2002,14:03 Top of Thread Archive
How do you get the gaim catalogue for yoga? Someone gave me "Lilias, Alive with yoga beginner" Is it any good? Ann Doyle



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Posted by Kelly Saffell , Mar 10,2002,15:33 Top of Thread Archive
www.gaiam.com is the website. You can get a catalogue or order videos online. I've never heard of the one you mentioned but I would try it out. What is important is that it makes YOU feel good.
Kelly



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Posted by MaryNY , Mar 10,2002,21:20 Top of Thread Archive
I don't know anything about yoga, but here is a web site that demonstrates free lessons. http://yogaclass.com/central.html Mary



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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Mar 12,2002,09:17 Top of Thread Archive
geez mary, just entered a maze of stuff, telling me to download things and i am not familiar with what they are telling me to do.It looks like a good site. Maybe I should get someone to help me with this?



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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Mar 12,2002,09:03 Top of Thread Archive
the proud warrior pose and some of the ones you mention are the ones on the video that i have (Stretch and Strengthen with elle mcpherson),and i am now having difficulty with. My knees won't take these poses. i did backbends for years and years , having no idea this was a yoga pose? I would be a fool to do that now.



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Posted by Kelly Saffell , Mar 12,2002,09:15 Top of Thread Archive
I wouldn't do any poses that hurt your knees. I used to do pilates and some of the exercises would kill me knees so I don't do it anymore. Backbends are supposed to be good for the nervous system but I guess that is just too bad for me because still being able to walk after yoga is more important!



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Posted by Kathy in Atlanta (kathy,Kathy in Atlanta), Mar 12,2002,09:21 Top of Thread Archive
Oh good, you're posting now. Did you check this yoga site out that mary posted a link to? those backbends I did i must have done because i could do it and was that flexible at one time. They never hurt me afterwards. this is more difficult than it looks.



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Posted by Ann Doyle , Mar 12,2002,17:18 Top of Thread Archive
I haven't been able to do a backbend since I was 10 years old. Went to the library today and borrowed a video on yoga and one on weight lifting. Ann Doyle



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