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Discussion: Yoga

in: Charlie; Charlie > 2018-12-27

Dec 28, 2018 1:31 AM # 
Yoga has been my buddy for a number of years. Not sure if it has prevented injuries or deterioration, but it seems so to me. Most of the people in my Yoga classes at the Y are younger women. Very few men my age attend on a continuing basis. Too bad, they need it most.
Dec 28, 2018 3:09 AM # 
Yeah, I do a little at home, but a nearby class would be very useful.

Charlie, is this the routine of the 11 essential yoga poses sent to you by Matthew in early Nov? You're supposed to do corpse pose at the end for 5 - 10 minutes, that is, about half of your time spent on this activity. Nice ;-)
Dec 28, 2018 11:22 AM # 
Well be careful with those younger women George. My wife Sari used to try to keep up with those 20-somethings...and ended up needing hip surgery. Some extreme poses, easy when younger, tore up her cartilage pretty badly.
Dec 28, 2018 12:06 PM # 
Dennis, it’s the 11 poses, of which 3 are bilateral, so that makes 14, and as Rhonda is a tinkerer, we added two more: the spinal balance flow or bird dog, and bridge. We do each one for a minute, with 10 seconds in between to change positions. The shavasana or corpse pose we also do for just a minute, although Rhonda is usually up and about after about 30 seconds. Lying still is pretty hard for her. Five minutes would be ok for me, although there is always the risk that it would devolve into half an hour.
Dec 29, 2018 3:48 AM # 
Clark, By younger women I meant girls in their 60’s. They are quite fit, though I err on the safe side of poses. Trying to be smart.

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