A place to discuss health and fitness, healthy diets. A fit body makes for a fit mind.


Postby jcsuperstar » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:00 am

i cant believe there's not a yoga thread yet...

so I'll start it.
I'm gonna start practicing yoga next week i think (Monday) those yoga for meditation videos really inspired me. my wife has done yoga for years and i think it's time i gave it a shot, though i'm not using those videos. maybe after awhile I'll try those.

who else here does yoga. has it helped your practice?
สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat
User avatar
Posts: 1915
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:15 am
Location: alaska

Re: yoga

Postby cooran » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:16 am

Hello JC, all,

What style/school of yoga are you thinking of? I don't do yoga now, but I used to practice with a group taught by a Chan monk for a semester or two, but that was a few years back.

with metta
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---
User avatar
Posts: 7799
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:32 pm
Location: Queensland, Australia

Re: yoga

Postby Kim OHara » Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:30 am

Hi, JC,
Yoga has come up a few times before. Here's one thread I remembered well enough to locate:
User avatar
Kim OHara
Posts: 3224
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:47 am
Location: North Queensland, Australia

Re: yoga

Postby alan » Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:24 am

Don't know how I ever lived without it.
-edited to add a bit more. Has it helped with practice? Yes, because full lotus is now comfortable. And the strength gains in the lower back/abs make it easier to sit for longer periods.

If you are going to start a new program, why not add some rigorous exercise? Yoga, resistance training, and rigorous exercise all work together. You can do something as simple as speed-walking up the stairs instead of using an elevator.

I'm all for Yoga! I do it every day in the blazing hot sun. Nothing better than sweating and struggling to hold posture! It's an all-around good.
Posts: 2624
Joined: Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:14 am
Location: Miramar beach, Fl.

Re: yoga

Postby Mukunda » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:48 pm

I started practice of hatha yoga in order to support my sitting practice. After noticing how tense my body was and how tight it got in sitting, I figured Hatha yoga certainly couldn't hurt. The practice notice only helped me physically, but helped me learn to be more mindful of my body and maintain that mindfulness.
Posts: 295
Joined: Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:54 am

Re: yoga

Postby LeonBasin » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:48 am

I practice Kriya Yoga. Has anyone heard of it?
Leon's Writings:
Posts: 10
Joined: Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:20 pm
Location: Bay Area, CA

Re: yoga

Postby thomasmite996 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:01 am

Yoga have many hidden benefits for human body and its organs.
It reduce fat and minimize over weight.
Yoga increase metabolism and control blood pressure of the body.
I doing yoga from 3 months and feel huge different after joining yoga classes.
Yoga have many types and all types have its own feature and benefits.
But in short we can say that it is good and necessarily for maintain healthy life...
Posts: 4
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:51 am

Re: yoga

Postby befriend » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:38 am

people say there meditations are better after a work out, yoga, or chi gong. i do it because when im 60 i want to be comfortable in my body. to me its preventative illness, and helps my meditation. and gives me a sense of well being.
Posts: 810
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:39 am

Re: yoga

Postby Ben » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:43 am

befriend wrote:people say there meditations are better after a work out, yoga, or chi gong. i do it because when im 60 i want to be comfortable in my body. to me its preventative illness, and helps my meditation. and gives me a sense of well being.

But you may not be alive at 60.
Death can come at any time.
kind regards,

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725

Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR
Buddhist Life Stories of Australia
User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 16346
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 am
Location: Land of the sleeping gods

Re: yoga

Postby befriend » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:55 pm

i probably will be. odds are i will live to be old, i could die in the next 2 minutes, but im not going to be paranoid and not be realistic about my body. and if not i feel more comfortable in my body, have a good sense well being, and it helps my meditation. i am not going to not save my money for retirement because i could be struck by lightning. so i shoudlnt do yoga and arm exercises to assuage my inevitable arthritis im going to get when im an old person, which is what my doctor said would happen because i have a bad shoulder? maybe i should stop doing yoga, then when i DO turn 60 i can be all hunched over and have arthritis and sore muscles. becaue i was so consumed with the fragility of life, because i never did my best.think realistically. percentage wise i will live long, disease might come, best to prevent it with yoga or chi gong, and meditation and right living.
Posts: 810
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:39 am

Return to Wellness, Diet & Fitness

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests