Does anyone here practice yoga?

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  1. diakonos

    diakonos Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I just started myself. Who else does it? Let's discuss it.
     
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    Omowale Jabali The Cosmic Journeyman PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Not any more but I need to start again as well as finding another Tai Chi class.
     
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    Naw working out
    Running-Lifting
    Thats how I stay in shape
    Never tried but hey
    Naw I wouldnt try
    How do you like it though??
     
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    diakonos Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Last week was my first full week trying it. I really enjoyed doing it, so I think I will continue doing it for a while. I was reluctant to try it at first because it looked so easy to do on TV. Compared to Tae-Bo, which I used to do a lot, it just looked like a bunch of stretching and meditating. Let me tell right now, it is not easy to do. 20 minutes into my first workout, I was sweating like a hog. I taped the morning showing of Inhale (Steve Ross is the Yoga instructor) on the Oxygen Channel each morning. After work, I did 30 of cardio in the gym. At night I did Yoga, before I went to sleep. If I continue to do that for a while, I figure I should become a very toned person.

    Omowalejabali,

    How does Yoga compare to Tai Chi?
     
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    I say this
    I dont think those type of workouts work
    I feel like traditional cardio is best
    I think with the right trainer
    The right diet you will do fine
    But do what works best for you
    Hope you find success
     
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    Omowale Jabali The Cosmic Journeyman PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yoga actually is more strenuous and helps to open the Chakra centers. Tai Chi involves movement that is more in the form of a martial art that helps to channel the energy one the centers are open. I used to do a combination of both on alternating days and also meditation on a daily basis which can be for as little as 5 minutes to "cool down".

    Combined with a routine of walking, weight-lifting, cycling and/or swimming a few times a week can be very beneficial in tining the body, losing weight and controlling hypertension. Unfortunately, Im inconsistent.
     
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    Yoga has worked for Taoists in the Orient for thousands of years. In Los Angeles, I knew elder Chinese and Koreans who would get up early and work out in a local park as a group doing Tai Chi and later Badminton and they were some of the most fit older people I know.

    Yoga can be combined with weight training and cardio. I used to belong to a gym where I took boxing classes and yoga was one of the favorite classes by folks who would also do weight lifting and/or aerobics.

    All forms of meditation, exercise and martial arts are beneficial to developing one's energy and overall appearance.
     
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    There are various forms of yoga, the most popular in the western countries being Hatha. So, what form of yoga are you practicing?
     
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    http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Philosophy/Taichi/tao-chi.html
     
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    On the internet there are articles on "Taoist Yoga and Qi Gong"

    Taoist Yoga is a form originated by the Chinese but it has also been developed by the Japanese in the practice of Reiki, a system of Energy Healing.

    I have numerous books on these related "arts" but I have not gotten my library together yet since relocating to Texas. I will get back to you later and share some information as this gives me extra incentive to get back to my program.

    Peace!
     
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