My own private gas crisis. Looking for a couple of simple stretches I can do. [more inside]
posted by loiseau
on Jun 12, 2008 -
I'm a 35 yr old female, 5'6", 120lbs, in good general shape (walk loads, work out) who has never been able to achieve a single-push up. It's a key move to many of the workouts I want to do, but most strength-building programs assume that even the weakest can do at least one. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by geekgirl397
on Apr 27, 2008 -
Are there alternatives to the lotus position for classic meditation that don't leave the back unsupported? I've found that sitting in an unsupported position, or in a chair that doesn't have a seat back, ends up making my back ache rather strongly. I've thought about investigating meditation (and looking into the more classical, early practices), but have wondered if there's a "kosher" (accepted in the discipline) way of doing the more classical meditations while having your back completely supported (by lying on the ground, or doing it in a chair, or what have you).
posted by WCityMike
on Apr 24, 2008 -
Where can I find yoga in New York City that fits me? I'm looking for something mainly to help with stress/tension, that doesn't emphasize either a big workout or philosophy stuff. I am also a complete beginner and out of my depth here. [more inside]
posted by lackutrol
on Mar 25, 2008 -
Ladies and Pilates - question about unintended sounds during class. I know it's normal but is there any way to clamp down to quiet down once in a while? This doesn't seem to happen as much during yoga, and it doesn't matter if I've had sex recently or not. [more inside]
posted by barometer
on Jan 24, 2008 -
Know of any yoga classes in the San Francisco Bay Area that are in Spanish or in sign language? [more inside]
posted by salvia
on Jan 15, 2008 -
Yoga-centric gift giving: My sister is opening her own yoga studio and wellness center next month in South Carolina! [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras
on Jan 15, 2008 -
How do I build and promote a totally non-commercial web site to disseminate useful and creative tricks for fixing a number of supposedly incurable health problems?
posted by Quisp Lover
on Jan 12, 2008 -
Please help me figure out what to do with myself now that I've graduated. I have tons of questions and may be over looking all the obvious answers. [more inside]
posted by grablife365
on Jan 10, 2008 -
I'm interested in improving my flexibility, balance, and body control. Which type of yoga class should I take (if any)? [more inside]
posted by christonabike
on Jan 8, 2008 -
How do you disinfect your yoga mat? Thick foam-rubberish version. Clever tips on how to wash the big floppy awkward things are welcome as well.
posted by madmethods
on Nov 12, 2007 -
How do I find yoga/pilates classes that will work with a nurse's irregular shift schedule? Also, is yoga/pilates effective for dealing with leg/back pain due to working 12+ hour shifts on one's feet? [more inside]
posted by TheyCallItPeace
on Nov 8, 2007 -
How do I make my yoga/exercise mat stickier, so my hands and feet don't slip around when I'm sweaty? [more inside]
posted by whir
on Oct 12, 2007 -
I want to practice yoga early in the mornings. But it's got to be after bowel movement. Problem is, my bowel movements, though quite regular in terms of daily-ness, occur at odd times. Sometimes I have to wait 2 or 3 hours after waking, and that throws off the whole sched.
I also need to do yoga on an empty stomach, so eating something to stimulate the bowel movement isn't a solution. And I don't like coffee or cigarettes.
I do try to keep a regular sched, waking/sleeping at approximately the same time each day. So....do I have any other options for teaching my body to do its bizness first thing upon waking?
posted by jimmyjimjim
on Sep 20, 2007 -
I'm a young woman in New York City, looking for a way to get in shape. (I'm not grossly out of shape now, but a year at a sedentary office job has taken a toll.) Running got boring. I've done the gym thing before and it's fine, but I'd like to find something new to get into: yoga, a martial art, a form of dance, kick-boxing. I'm open. I'd like to find a good place (a really homey yoga or martial arts studio, for example), in lower Manhattan (within the ambit of Union Square would be great) or possibly Williamsburg. Any suggestions on activities and/or places?
posted by toomuchkatherine
on Sep 14, 2007 -
Please, need recommendations for best (your favorite) yoga studio in Vancouver, BC (west end preferrably). Iyengar would be best.
posted by lois1950
on Aug 30, 2007 -
Without a teacher, I still want to give Yoga a shot. Should I, or should I wait an year when I may move to a bigger city? [more inside]
posted by raheel
on Aug 9, 2007 -
Experiences with Yamuna Body Rolling
, anyone? Specifically the foot-savers part of it? Other foot-strength-training exercise programs for people with foot pain/flat feet/plantar faciitis? [more inside]
posted by sdis
on May 5, 2007 -
YogaFilter: Looking for a cheap(ish), no-nonsense yoga studio in san francisco. [more inside]
posted by christy
on Feb 23, 2007 -
Laughing clubs: I'm curious about laughing clubs or laughter yoga. For those who have done it, did you end up really laughing? Did it make you happier, healthier, funnier? What was it like? Bonus points if you can recommend a club in NYC.
posted by agent99
on Jan 3, 2007 -
I've been having incredibly unpleasant jaw pain for the past week. What can I do to make it stop? [more inside]
posted by defreckled
on Oct 25, 2006 -
Where can I find music inspired by Hanuman or Ganesha for a yoga class that will be fairly vigorous?
posted by Mr. Gunn
on Aug 10, 2006 -
A while ago, there was a web site called Yoga without tree hugging
, which offered flash online classes and a bunch of information about Yoga in a framework that was rather accessible to a scientific minded person. It has since been closed down due to the mysterious explanation that is at the site.
Is there anything similar out there? I kinda liked the site, but I'm highly allergic to Prana, Chakras and mystical bullshit.
posted by themel
on Aug 6, 2006 -
I recently started taking yoga and on more than one occasion I have been in class behind a man who was wearing...revealing undergarments. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 7, 2006 -
I have medically controlled high blood pressure. Is doing head and shoulder stands I find in lots of hatha yoga a really bad idea? If so, what's the physiology behind that and what substitutes are there? [more inside]
posted by ontic
on Mar 9, 2006 -
I'm trying to find an excellent, meditation-oriented yoga place in Santa Clara or San Jose (or Los Gatos). [more inside]
posted by blahtsk
on Feb 17, 2006 -
Is it a bad idea to do (1 hour of) yoga and (1 hour of) weight training and (30 minutes of) cardio all on the same visit to the gym? If it is not a bad idea, what's the best ordering of the three?
posted by about_time
on Dec 22, 2005 -
I want to learn Tai-Chi or Yoga in Los Angeles. Where's a good place to do that? (For those outside of L.A., what are good things to look for when finding a place to start Yoga or Tai Chi? How often should one go when starting out? What else should I know?) [more inside]
posted by anonymoose
on Dec 7, 2005 -
NYCYogaFilter: Any NYers who attend yoga classes? Do you have a school or teacher to recommend? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm
on Nov 25, 2005 -
A new yoga center has opened up in my neighborhood called Dahn Yoga. I went in yesterday to check out the schedule and see what they had to offer. I left with a little bit of a Scientology, kind of creepy new-agey feeling. I've done yoga for years, love me some good Buddhism, etc, but if someone starts to talk to me about altering my brain and altering my chakras in more than a metaphorical way, I'm not thinking it's for me. Anyone had any experience with Dahn Yoga or "brain respiration"?
Here are the links I found:
* Brain Respiration
* Dahn Yoga
I'm hoping it's not creepy, because it's a nice space, and the location and schedule are convenient.
posted by abbyladybug
on Oct 19, 2005 -