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yoga [message #739789] Fri, 17 February 2012 14:17 Go to next message
Dina  is currently offline Dina
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my views on yoga[ 46 vote(s) ]
1.I have never attended a yoga class and i never will. 14 / 30%
2.I have never attended a yogo class, but i would consider visiting one someday. 11 / 24%
3.I have attended yoga classes and i enjoy them. 9 / 20%
4.obligatory other. 12 / 26%

no need to discuss further unless you are truely an obligatory other. lets keep this one just to the poll. we can add bunny trail if need be.

[Updated on: Fri, 17 February 2012 14:18]


Dina ....... HE has made me glad!
Re: yoga [message #739794 is a reply to message #739789 ] Fri, 17 February 2012 14:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I voted other because I have attended yoga classes but I didn't enjoy them. I enjoyed a simple stretching class much more.


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Re: yoga [message #739795 is a reply to message #739789 ] Fri, 17 February 2012 14:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Other - I've used dvds but have not attended a class.


Bonnie
Re: yoga [message #739798 is a reply to message #739789 ] Fri, 17 February 2012 15:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I have never attended a class, but would if i knew and trusted the instructor. I have a DVD that I use and enjoy very much.

[Updated on: Fri, 17 February 2012 15:01]


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Re: yoga [message #739811 is a reply to message #739789 ] Fri, 17 February 2012 16:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I"m not much of a class person, but I do yoga with dvd's.


In Him--Tracy
Re: yoga [message #739813 is a reply to message #739794 ] Fri, 17 February 2012 16:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Michele (Queen of Cheap) wrote on Sat, 18 February 2012 06:56

I voted other because I have attended yoga classes but I didn't enjoy them. I enjoyed a simple stretching class much more.


Agree - I would also add that it depends quite a bit on the teacher. I've had two teachers who I thought were a waste of time, and one who was quite good. (Yoga was included as a class at my gym, so I went a few times, but the days and times didn't suit me in the end so I went back to Zumba.)


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Re: yoga [message #739814 is a reply to message #739789 ] Fri, 17 February 2012 16:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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i went through a phase where i did a lot of yoga - and oh my, my upper arms were magnificent Wink

am looking to return to taking a class a week. helped with my posture, balance and core strength. But as with the others - depends enormously on who you are working with. super "new age-y" teachers drive me up the wall.
Re: yoga [message #739828 is a reply to message #739789 ] Fri, 17 February 2012 18:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I have attended a class that included some yoga, but I didn't particularly enjoy the yoga part of it. I think you have to be a bit flexible already to get any real benefit from it.
Re: yoga [message #739836 is a reply to message #739789 ] Fri, 17 February 2012 21:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Not in this lifetime.


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Re: yoga [message #739845 is a reply to message #739789 ] Fri, 17 February 2012 22:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Love it, love it, love it. I have two wonderful teachers.


Leigh
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Re: yoga [message #739848 is a reply to message #739789 ] Fri, 17 February 2012 22:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I've gone to yoga class with two different teachers. One - never again, just icky) . The other teacher was great and the stretches were very good for me (though I can't say I liked it, I don't like any exercise!)


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Re: yoga [message #739912 is a reply to message #739789 ] Sat, 18 February 2012 16:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I voted other because I do yoga on my WiiFit, but I wouldn't go to a class, I don't like exercise class rooms, they smell funny.
Re: yoga [message #739918 is a reply to message #739912 ] Sat, 18 February 2012 17:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I voted other because while I have never been to a class and probably wouldn't go, and my b-i-law is in the process of becoming a kind of Yoga Master, I have done some downward dog-type yoga moves through a workout class, and my extended family has done some.

I tend to separate in my head the exercise part from the "theology" part...the theology part of it seems to not jive at all with Scripture to me...but if I ever found a class where (say) Christians taught it as a purely physical-type thing (as we found when our dd wanted to investigate karate, etc....the owner had been a youth pastor and had them bow to the flag when they entered the floor, rather than a statue, as some places do, for example)...I probably could.

But I have no real interest in it, honestly. I also feel a bit of pressure from my relatives who are into it as a lifestyle/belief system...that makes me tend to sort of not know what to do with it.


In Jesus

Sherry from NH
Re: yoga [message #739948 is a reply to message #739789 ] Sun, 19 February 2012 08:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I voted other also.

I have done a dvd and liked it and also on the Wii.... they were both like most exercise dvd's I've done....fitness oriented.

I attended 1 class with my sister (in NC) and it was horrible. VERY "spirity" and I ended up praying the entire time and some things I refused to even try and sat watching them...I was extremely uncomfortable. I may consider going to a class that was just like the dvd's, but probably not. I will NEVER attend a class like my sister's again!


in His Grace, Kelly E
Re: yoga [message #739962 is a reply to message #739789 ] Sun, 19 February 2012 12:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I voted other. I have done some yoga exercises with Denise Austin on dvd. I would/will do yoga exercises, but would not practice yoga. Smile


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Re: yoga [message #739989 is a reply to message #739789 ] Sun, 19 February 2012 19:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Put other because I did attend yoga classes many years ago but wouldn't now. Just yesterday, when I saw this, my reason would have been because I'm just not into that kind of exercise but after today's church class topic in Comparative Religions I would say "no" because of it's negative spiritual influence. Our topic today was New Age and the speaker is a prof at Denver Seminary, Douglas R. Groothuis. He's written quite a bit on New Age and the talk was very enlightening. During Q&A time a young man with very long hair asked him about yoga. After telling us of its spiritual roots and the meanings of the poses he then said he would never think it's something a Christian should participate in. I guess I am agreeing with him.


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Re: yoga [message #740244 is a reply to message #739789 ] Tue, 21 February 2012 18:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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o boy. Leslie, i really like you comment. Janice, i really like your comment. I guess the question is, is there any marrying of the 2 comments? Does what leslie said really exist? I have generally been where janice is right now.... but i find the stretching/ strengthening principles to be just what i need right now.


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Re: yoga [message #740246 is a reply to message #740244 ] Tue, 21 February 2012 18:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I agree with Leslie too but would not call it yoga because it lacks the spiritual. I'd go out of my way to take a class without that in its title only because I think most people think it's all one in the same.


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Re: yoga [message #740257 is a reply to message #740244 ] Tue, 21 February 2012 19:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Pilates. It's the exercises without the religion.

Yoga is part of the Hinduism.


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Re: yoga [message #740266 is a reply to message #740257 ] Tue, 21 February 2012 21:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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elliemaejune wrote on Tue, 21 February 2012 18:58

Pilates. It's the exercises without the religion.

Yoga is part of the Hinduism.


No, not really. Pilates is very different from Yoga. Its great, though. I love pilates!


Bonnie
Re: yoga [message #740275 is a reply to message #739789 ] Tue, 21 February 2012 22:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Pilates includes a lot of yoga in the exercise. Joseph Pilates was a gymnast who studied yoga.

Most American yoga is not religious in nature. Yoga has types or kinds of practice. There is a classification that is considered secular, and that's what is generally found in the US.

[Updated on: Tue, 21 February 2012 22:25]


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Re: yoga [message #740374 is a reply to message #740266 ] Wed, 22 February 2012 11:33 Go to previous message
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Bonnie wrote on Tue, 21 February 2012 20:21

elliemaejune wrote on Tue, 21 February 2012 18:58

Pilates. It's the exercises without the religion.

Yoga is part of the Hinduism.


No, not really. Pilates is very different from Yoga. Its great, though. I love pilates!

Whatever. Pilates still isn't religious in any way, which is the important thing. Razz


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