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Podcasts requested!

I'm returning to work from maternity leave, and my daily 2 hours in the car is the only time I'm guaranteed to myself. Help me make it the best time possible with podcasts! I'm looking specifically for podcasts on: yoga, running, cooking (bonus points for vegetarian or vegan), music, and history. [more inside]
posted by House of Leaves of Grass on Nov 20, 2015 - 24 answers

How long until I can safely resume yoga after an appendectomy?

I had an appendectomy five days ago. I haven't had my follow-up with the surgeon yet, but I have a couple of burning questions I thought I'd ask here. [more inside]
posted by exoticlikeomaha on Nov 3, 2015 - 9 answers

Newbie Yogis are Fine and all, But...

Who are the most senior, oldest, most experienced yoga teachers in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) area? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Oct 31, 2015 - 4 answers

Good, positive exercise DVDs for teens and children?

I work at a psychiatric hospital, on the child and adolescent service. Our kids don't have a lot of opportunity for exercise, which is really not good, given how effective exercise can be for mood regulation, self-confidence, etc. I'd like to find some good exercise DVDs that they can use when they have unstructured time on the unit. I'd like them to be as positive as possible-- not a lot of "burn that flab away" or "let's sculpt sexy butts." [more inside]
posted by bookish on Oct 12, 2015 - 13 answers

Putumayo Presents: Yoga track "Bliss" - what is it reminding me of?

I was listening to Putumayo Presents: Yoga, and this track has the same tune as another I've heard, ten or fifteen years ago. Original version was rather shoegaze-y, a midrange man's voice on the vocals.
posted by Guy Smiley on Sep 18, 2015 - 2 answers

Best YouTube Workout Videos

I'm looking for the best YouTube workout videos/channels, in the 20-60 minute range. Specifics for me inside but I'm happy to also have recs for great videos that don't suit me now but may suit my later, or help other people! [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Sep 18, 2015 - 11 answers

A little yoga to start the day

What form of yoga is best for a man in his early 50's, in OK shape, doesn't currently exercise and just wants to be limber? Routines that take 15-30 minutes. Nothing too strenuous. Something that can be done in the living room and learned from YouTube videos.
posted by GernBlandston on Aug 25, 2015 - 10 answers

Before and After Yoga Teacher Training

I'm starting Yoga Teacher Training in a month or so. My husband, who is a numbers guy, thinks that it would be fun to take do some comparisons of pre-YTT and post-YTT. Here's some ideas that we had, but we'd like more... [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex on Aug 13, 2015 - 17 answers

Should I be a yoga instructor or massage therapist or..?

I've been giving some thought to becoming certified to teach yoga, or to be a massage therapist, or to be a physical therapy assistant. I'm not sure which one makes the most sense, given my inclinations and limitations. [more inside]
posted by silly me on Jul 27, 2015 - 14 answers

Help me maximize fat loss without bulking up more

Is yoga and pilates (plus diet) enough to slim down my lower half without bulking up more? [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Jul 12, 2015 - 23 answers

Recommend me more songs like these!

Which other songs would you recommend for someone who loves 7/11 by Beyoncé and Yoga by Janelle Monae? [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Apr 22, 2015 - 6 answers

If you were my personal trainer, how would you schedule my workouts?

I am looking for guidance on how to maximize the effectiveness of my workouts while keeping my overall fitness practice diverse, challenging and appropriate for my body's recovery needs. [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Apr 19, 2015 - 8 answers

How to cure my yoga phobia?

I'd really like to (re)start doing yoga, but I had a pretty bad experience last time and I can't seem to get myself to go again. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by holborne on Mar 11, 2015 - 31 answers

What should I wear to yoga?

Going to my first-ever yoga class this Sunday. Late 30s male. What should I wear? And what should I bring with me? I am going to a beginner's class at Pure Yoga on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Thanks.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Jan 14, 2015 - 21 answers

What are your favorite stretches? And what was this mystery stretch?

I want to incorporate stretching as a serious part of my gym routine - not so much as a warm up but for greater flexibility. So I'm looking for interesting and useful stretches or exercises that incorporate stretching plus any resources that you'd recommend. Also, what were these mystery stretches I saw being done at the gym? [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Jan 7, 2015 - 10 answers

Let's play "name my website" again!

You guys have given some great suggestions to people for naming their websites and blogs. Can you help me? I'm putting together an online list of eco-friendly places, like permaculture farms and yoga centers, for travelers to visit. [more inside]
posted by ananci on Nov 4, 2014 - 10 answers

Two great tastes that taste great together

I'd like to start biking to my yoga studio. I need to bring my own mat. Talk to me about what works. Difficulty: trail-a-bike hitch precludes a cargo rack. Is there another way to carry it on my bike? I'm also open to mat bags that play nicely with riding a bike. [more inside]
posted by ambrosia on Aug 31, 2014 - 11 answers

Cool Doors Throughout the U.S. Where Are They?

I am doing a creative book project entitled "36 Doors" The book involves doing 36 yoga poses in various and not necessarily famous doorways in the U.S. There are obvious spots (Jefferson Memorial, churches, etc.) along with more unexpected spots (Alice Water's Chez Panisse for examples) Any recommendations would be appreciated.
posted by goalyeehah on Aug 27, 2014 - 22 answers

Buying a good extra-long yoga mat

So I'm just starting Yoga and I have a problem: I'm too tall for standard mats. I'm 6'4" (76 inches, 193 cm). How do I find a long mat that I know is good quality? And how long is long enough, anyway? [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Jul 20, 2014 - 9 answers

Recommend me a Stretching/Yoga App for iOS

I'm looking for an equivalent to the You Are Your Own Gym body weight exercises app. I've been using the app for a couple of months now and I really like it - the exercises are explained in good detail and there is a good progression from very easy to challenging. There seem to be loads of apps available but I'm not sure which ones are any good. Which have you found useful?
posted by jobby on Jul 14, 2014 - 4 answers

Edge of tomorrow - Yoga pose.

Is the yoga pose shown in Edge of tomorrow possible? [more inside]
posted by yoyo_nyc on Jul 14, 2014 - 23 answers

Little quiet vacation/retreat on my own?

It’s been a stressful year thus far and I really need to get away for a few days, but alas, none of my friends are available for a trip right now. I’d love to go somewhere in mid/late August. I have a bunch of requirements, of course! [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Jul 8, 2014 - 12 answers

Good yoga clothes for men?

Where can I find good yoga clothes for men? Mid-length pants and shirts that don't fall all over the place. My old Lululemon stuff was well-designed and held up wonderfully, but they don't seem to make any purpose-designed yoga clothes for men anymore. [more inside]
posted by madmethods on Jun 28, 2014 - 2 answers

How "woo"-y is yoga teacher training?

As sort of a follow up to another user's question about yoga teacher training, how much "woo" is involved in these kinds of trainings? [more inside]
posted by Librarypt on May 22, 2014 - 13 answers

Yee-es We Can

I have a tough time finding the exercise routine I'll stick with consistently. I'm hoping for some recommendations of things to try based on some likes/dislikes – particularly keeping in mind my love for Rodney Yee's "Yoga Burn" video... [more inside]
posted by thirdletter on May 21, 2014 - 9 answers

"Durga Shakti" Singer?

my google fails me-- Who is the singing on the song, often used in yoga studios, "Durga Shakti" from Craig Kohland's 'Kerala Dream: A Shaman's Dream Project' --- Kohland says the singer's name @13:45 on this Sound's True podcast ...but I can't understand him...."La Shmee"" ?? --more.... (and thanks-) [more inside]
posted by mrmarley on May 14, 2014 - 2 answers

It's the small-space fitness challenge!

I need to develop a balanced daily workout for the next six months, specifically designed for limited and somewhat unusual spaces. Assume I have no access to traditional weights or fitness machines of any kind and that level ground and traditional cardio options will be at a premium. What 10 exercises can I do to approximate a whole-body workout? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on May 13, 2014 - 13 answers

Can't-Beat Retreat

Seeking suggestions for a place for a friend to enjoy a relaxing three-day yoga and meditation retreat in a beautiful location anywhere in California. Potential complication: it has to be next week.
posted by Dansaman on May 7, 2014 - 3 answers

Ideas for earning money to complement creative/freelance projects?

Any ideas to help myself continue to be a wandering freelancer while increasing my income and expanding job opportunities? [more inside]
posted by bearette on May 1, 2014 - 8 answers

Must yoga be new-agey?

Interested in yoga after hearing it can help depression as well as increasing strength and flexibility. But I'm a skeptical atheist with no interest in the metaphysical spiritual aspects. Is yoga for me? [more inside]
posted by waraw on Apr 1, 2014 - 39 answers

Yoga (don't play with) fire?

Former exercise nut turned semi-couch-potato may or may not want to try out hot yoga after only 2 non-hot yoga classes. Good or bad idea? [more inside]
posted by Tsukushi on Mar 14, 2014 - 16 answers

Meditation/yoga music made with real sounds

Please suggest your favorite music for yoga and/or meditation that is made with real sounds or instruments (singing bowls, water, etc) instead of synthesizers. [more inside]
posted by Josephine Macaulay on Mar 4, 2014 - 5 answers

Too cheap for the yoga life

Looking for recommendations for DIY yoga sessions. [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Mar 4, 2014 - 24 answers

Yoga styles and London-based class recommendations

As I get older, I get creakier and I'm hoping yoga may be the answer. Can anyone recommend a class in south-east or east London that focuses mostly on the physical side of yoga and less on the meditative/spiritual aspects? Bonus points for suggesting a particular style that would suit me, a physically active late 30s male who swims and cycles regularly.
posted by fatfrank on Feb 20, 2014 - 6 answers

If You Have Half A Brain

In Rupert Holmes' "Escape", there are a couple of lines that seem at odds with what I would call hippie culture, namely "If you're not into yoga" and "I'm not much into health food." Yet some of the other bits like "getting caught in the rain," "the feel of the ocean," and "making love at midnight in the dunes on the Cape" seem, to my more modern viewpoint, in line with hippie-esque ideals. So what's the deal? [more inside]
posted by papayaninja on Feb 17, 2014 - 29 answers

Yoga is making me tense up

Can you relate to my extreme resistance to relaxing? What has worked for you? [more inside]
posted by Tandem Affinity on Feb 2, 2014 - 32 answers

How do I become an early morning exerciser?

Have you gone from not exercising in the morning to regularly doing so, and enjoying it and feeling energetic? I would love to have your tips! [more inside]
posted by bearette on Jan 25, 2014 - 18 answers

How to hot yoga

I'm interested in trying a hot yoga class, but historically I've been one of those people that occasionally passes out from heat/humidity. Can (or should) I do this? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jan 20, 2014 - 27 answers

I need your head/sweatband recommendations.

I get sweaty when I work out. I get REALLY sweaty when I practice yoga in a 105 degree room. I need a headband that will 1) help keep my hair out of my face when I'm in down dog and 2) help prevent my hair sweat from joining forces with my face sweat. [more inside]
posted by gumtree on Jan 11, 2014 - 8 answers

Shoes where I can wear my orthotics for normally barefoot activities?

Are there minimalist shoes that would allow me to wear my corrective orthotics during normally barefoot activities? [more inside]
posted by genmonster on Dec 17, 2013 - 5 answers

Where to buy yoga clothes in the UK?

Where can I buy good-quality yoga clothes in the UK? My mum wants some for Christmas and I'd love your recommendations for comfortable yoga clothes for more mature women (say 60+). Basically she doesn't want skintight leggings or any obtuse logos, etc. She'd like darker colours (although 'a little bit of colour but not too bright' is ok). Bonus if the store is online and offers shipping. Thanks!
posted by atlantica on Dec 16, 2013 - 4 answers

Getting "taller" through yoga?

I have read on the internet many times that you can gain a few inches in "height" from doing yoga. How exactly does this happen? (Just spine getting straighter, and me standing with better posture?) Are there any actual measurements done on a sample of people before and after months of yoga to compare their height differential? What is actually a reasonable expectation for an "increase in height"? If my goal is yoga for height increase, which poses are the best to do? Thanks
posted by crawltopslow on Dec 7, 2013 - 20 answers

Yoga for clumsy but active person with chronic pain

I'm looking for a beginning yoga course (web-based or dvd) for myself. I have chronic pain due to a back injury, and I want to improve my flexibility and balance. I don't know anything about yoga. Please help! [more inside]
posted by vincele on Sep 27, 2013 - 9 answers

Yoga body?

Since starting on birth control about a year ago, I have gained SO. MUCH. WEIGHT. (Almost 30 lbs) I want to look like a yogini. Hope me! [more inside]
posted by carolinaherrera on Sep 23, 2013 - 23 answers

Yoga Blogs for the Dejected Runner

I'm a runner who likes reading blogs written by other people who run. Except I've been injured for the past six months, so right now reading those blogs makes me sad and jealous. Help me find blogs written by people who do yoga instead, so I don't spend my free time weeping over all of my unused Clif Bloks and wishing tendinitis on random strangers! [more inside]
posted by rebekah on Sep 23, 2013 - 1 answer

Light, neutral scented, men's deodorant for hot yoga?

I'm a guy. I do yoga in a heated room. I don't want to want to bother others in class with massively perfumed deodorants, but I also don't want to have bad body odor. Which deodorant do I want? [more inside]
posted by bluecore on Aug 21, 2013 - 36 answers

Virgin Mobile, shut up!

I have a Virgin Mobile android phone, and the following has happened to me about forty times now: I will be on a phone call and all of a sudden a Virgin Mobile song -- some kind of ad song for Virgin Mobile with guitars and synths and a perky lady singing "Virgin Mobile" every now and then -- interrupts the call. Is there a way to make this stop happening? [more inside]
posted by onlyconnect on Aug 20, 2013 - 18 answers

Long lean legs

What can I do to make my legs slimmer and leaner? [more inside]
posted by dinosaurprincess on Aug 3, 2013 - 26 answers

Yoga Teacher Training

I've been thinking about taking my yoga practice to the next level. Have you gone through the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, or know someone who has? [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex on Aug 2, 2013 - 10 answers

How should I feel the day after yoga?

I took an integral yoga class last night. Today, I am sore and achy -- I feel as bad as I did after taking my first boot camp aerobics class (which combined aerobics and weights and was super hard). I expected the kind of soreness you get when you've stretched a bit too much, or maybe the kind when you've walked further than usual, and your muscles feel open and a bit tired and maybe certain movements twinge a bit. Instead, I have a lot of deep muscle soreness, like I've been moving lots of heavy boxes, and I'm incredibly tired and headachy. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Jul 31, 2013 - 22 answers

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