Why is there a street called "Yogananda Street" in staid Sandy Hook, CT, when there's no apparent local connection to yoga, generally, or to the famous yogi/author Paramahansa Yogananda, specifically? [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim
on Feb 2, 2009 -
I would love to hear about your favourite yoga podcasts, vodcasts and other downloadable lessons. [more inside]
posted by [ixia]
on Jan 23, 2009 -
Yoga, martial arts, gymnastics, parkour, something else?! I'm looking to get more flexible, strong, healthy, and to have fun. What are the long term consequences of any of these activities (studies, anecdotes, etc)? Which should I do? (Bonus points if in Boston, but not necessary) [more inside]
posted by losvedir
on Dec 20, 2008 -
Tell me about some great yoga or Pilates teachers in DC who work with older students. My mom has chronic pain issues, arthritis and osteoporosis. We would like to work with someone to set up a gentle routine that she can do at home.
posted by freshwater_pr0n
on Nov 8, 2008 -
I'm looking for a short-ish (20-30 min) yoga practice that I can follow along with each morning, with the goal of injury prevention in mind. There seem to be many video routines available for fat-burning, cardio, even hypertrophy focused yoga, but my need is simply something to keep my joints healthy and maintain (or improve) my flexibility. [more inside]
posted by ggypsy
on Sep 13, 2008 -
Columbus, Ohio: need pedicure, yoga, and bar recommendations. [more inside]
posted by Pax
on Jul 31, 2008 -
I'm really interested in yoga and meditation.
I'm quite new to it all but do I really need to buy a meditation cushion?
Can I not just use normal pillows or my bed?
What's so special about these meditation cushions?
posted by Tha-Flash
on Jul 19, 2008 -
Quick, a good ashtanga or hatha class (meaning fairly vigorous, Level 1/2 or 2?) in New York City, around the Upper West Side . . . or Chelsea . . . or the East Village . . . or Williamsburg, Brooklyn? Around those environs for a couple weeks and need some yoga. Varied class schedules would be great. Light on the YOGA TRENDINESS would also be good.
posted by liketitanic
on Jul 16, 2008 -
How can I build some upper body/arm strength without going to the gym to lift weights? [more inside]
posted by All.star
on Jun 17, 2008 -
Looking for personal retreat/solo vacation ideas, combining meditation, fitness, and relaxation. Could also use some tips on how to plan such a vacay. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita
on Jun 13, 2008 -
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 -