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BabySoulRebel
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"Halp I need stretching exercises haaaaaaaaalp!"


  

          

So
I'm on week 2 of this 5k training program
and today I can't feel my butt
it's been replaced by a steady soreness
please steer me in the direction of some effective stretches
cuz the ones I been doing aren't helping right now

here for dis.

  

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yoga is your friend...
Jan 14th 2015
1
any YouTube recommendations?
Jan 15th 2015
2
      yulady saluti...
Jan 15th 2015
3
           you know me so well :)
Jan 15th 2015
4
                i try ;)
Jan 16th 2015
5
                Yulady is amazing plus she's a cancer survivor
Mar 05th 2015
9
aaand cyren covered it
Jan 16th 2015
6
If you are looking for online yoga lessons
Mar 04th 2015
7
that price is ridiculous...
Mar 05th 2015
8
      Gaiam is cheap to be honest, considering MOST
Mar 05th 2015
10
      who said anything about nyc?..
Mar 05th 2015
11
           I bought up NYC because the OP is in NYC
Mar 06th 2015
12
      I've looked up videos on YouTube
Mar 08th 2015
13
RE: Halp I need stretching exercises haaaaaaaaalp!
Mar 09th 2015
14
i use this app's stretching module
Mar 16th 2015
15
THANK YOU STEPH, TIGGER AND DAPITTS
Mar 16th 2015
16
Exploring Yoga and the Impacts of Cultural Appropriation (YouTube video)
Jul 01st 2015
17
sometimes you can also
Jul 11th 2015
18

CyrenYoung
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Wed Jan-14-15 02:49 PM

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1. "yoga is your friend..."
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Thu Jan-15-15 01:09 PM by CyrenYoung

  

          

..no, i'm talkin' about "instagram yoga."

a lot of people are jumpin' on the bandwagon because they want to show off (look what i can do! © stewart), but the true essence of yoga has nothing to do with attempting difficult poses for the sake of showing off. yoga is more than a flexible physical art. its centered on mental, physical, and spiritual fitness. breathing is KEY.

while those poses are essential to stretching your limits, there is purpose behind each pose. more importantly, there is purpose behind working your way INTO (and out of) each pose (as well as holding/maintaining). many different styles (traditional, vinyasa, bikram, etc.), and each person must choose what best fits their current abilities and goals for the near future.

there are plenty of instructional vids online, but beware of the misinformed/poorly instructed yogis. *if you prefer hardcopy, i MIGHT have a few dvds (men's/women's health) left in storage.


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

*STU*

  

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BabySoulRebel
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2. "any YouTube recommendations?"
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I've done searches here and there but I do get confused/intimidated very quickly

here for dis.

  

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CyrenYoung
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Thu Jan-15-15 12:13 PM

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3. "yulady saluti..."
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..this is her youtube subscriber link: https://www.youtube.com/user/YuladySaluti/featured

this is her story: http://mantramag.com/confessions-cokehead-turned-yogi-yulady-saluti/

if this woman doesn't move/motivate you, no one will.

*btw: she's colombian


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

*STU*

  

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BabySoulRebel
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4. "you know me so well :)"
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here for dis.

  

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CyrenYoung
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Fri Jan-16-15 12:39 AM

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5. "i try ;)"
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*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

*STU*

  

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StephBMore
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Thu Mar-05-15 10:18 AM

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9. "Yulady is amazing plus she's a cancer survivor"
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so when you follow her (on IG and twitter), she talks about how she used yoga to help her when her illness got difficult or hard. Also when she's sick, her husband and her kids hop in and do some of the poses for the day that she talks about. But she hosts workshops throughout the year.

Also, I like Faith Hunter.

http://www.faithhunter.com/

She has workshops in Williamsburg (does a yoga/reggae infused class if you like to dance and work up a fun sweat). She also has these videos on Gaiam:

http://www.gaiamtv.com/bio/faith-hunter ($10 a month for access to all of their videos)

http://www.gaiam.com/faithhunter.html (or download these 5 videos for $10 and you have some classes you can do at home)

She's not Columbian but she is great at teaching fundamentals and she's big on stretching, her move like honey video is great for open your hips and stretching your legs.

  

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lfresh
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Fri Jan-16-15 10:17 AM

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6. "aaand cyren covered it"
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i've been following plus size yoga

only thing i can add if you know you have a problem area

say back or knees
additional googling for safe ways to do certain poses
or specific poses for those areas also help


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obsidianchrysalis
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Wed Mar-04-15 03:16 PM

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7. "If you are looking for online yoga lessons"
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gaiam.tv has a good selection for about 10 bucks a month.

yogadownload.com offers yoga, meditations for better sleep, anxiety, better mental functioning. You can download up to 4 videos a month or stream any of the videos from their site. It's a good look.

There's a teacher out of DC, who is a yoga instructor of Russel Simmons. Her name is Faith Hunter and this is her facebook page if you want to check it out:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Faith-Hunter-Yoga/113225162028979

  

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CyrenYoung
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8. "that price is ridiculous..."
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..esp with so many quality instructional vids available online for free.99

$10 a month is ymca membership with benefits.


*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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StephBMore
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Thu Mar-05-15 10:21 AM

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10. "Gaiam is cheap to be honest, considering MOST"
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yoga studios charge $100 a month.

Also the YMCA is $50 a month. There is no $10 a month deal anymore. Plus the Bed-Stuy one only does yoga once a week.

But yes you can find free videos, but when you're talking about quality and execution and fundamentals, Gaiam offers videos for the most basic beginner to people who have done yoga for their whole life. It's definitely worth the money if you don't want to go to a studio.

  

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CyrenYoung
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11. "who said anything about nyc?.."
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Thu Mar-05-15 01:04 PM by CyrenYoung

  

          

..while nyc is certainly expensive when it comes to just about everything, its not the average (and yes, i was exaggerating a bit with the YMCA membership).

$10 a month to access videos is a bit much when you have tons of vids available online for free (including more inclusive instructional vids that explain and walk you through cycles, fundamentals, and principles).

yes, there are people that simply aren't disciplined or motivated enough to be effective on their own. that's what gym memberships are for.

$10 is cheaper than your average gym membership, but that gym membership comes with other benefits, equipment, & live instruction. my point is that there are effective options available for less.




*skatin' the rings of saturn*


..and miles to go before i sleep...

  

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StephBMore
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12. "I bought up NYC because the OP is in NYC"
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Fri Mar-06-15 10:03 AM by StephBMore

  

          

so making it relevant to HER, if she wanted quality videos from quality certified instructors who will teach fundamentals, and not have to "hunt" around for them on the web, Gaiam has thousands in one place for a reasonable price.

*edited*

it's just another option for those who want to practice and want quality but not have to pay more for a gym. i personally find it daunting to go through youtube to find quality videos even from my favs. if that works for you, great.

  

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obsidianchrysalis
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13. "I've looked up videos on YouTube"
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and like alot of content on YouTube, it's hit or miss. But I didn't find many videos which were well made and had good instructors.

The Gaiam.tv comes with videos from Rodney Yee and some other renown instructors and I wanted to find a video instructor who is a man and seemed grounded, so that appealed to me. Also, there are meditations and a bunch of other health related videos which can be downloaded.

To be fair, I only subscribed for a month because I wasn't able to afford the ten bucks a month. But if you have access to a yoga studio for a session every month, the gaiam.tv service is a good way to learn different schools of yoga while practicing on your own.

  

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Tiggerific
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14. "RE: Halp I need stretching exercises haaaaaaaaalp!"
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http://www.fitbodyhq.com/fitness/12-great-stretches-for-tight-hip-flexors/


My blog post for today:http://bjafaceeverythingandrecover.blogspot.com/2015/03/suck-it-up-buttercup-aka-rally-gatdmmit.html?view=flipcard

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15. "i use this app's stretching module"
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i like it - http://www.sworkit.com/

the looping video demonstrations are dope

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creating something of value and then
being able to reflect on the fruits of your labor

  

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BabySoulRebel
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16. "THANK YOU STEPH, TIGGER AND DAPITTS"
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I honestly completely forgot about this post but you've all given me some great pointers that I'm going to incorporate as best I can.

here for dis.

  

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obsidianchrysalis
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17. "Exploring Yoga and the Impacts of Cultural Appropriation (YouTube video)"
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https://youtu.be/3OoBaDt9cvQ

Basically the video talks about the difference of the interpretation of the pillars of yoga in India and in the West ('Murrica)

The language is academic, but it brings up an interesting point in that yoga, like most cultures which started outside of America, has been absorbed into American culture with an emphasis on the physical benefits (good workout, improved stress management, etc.) and less on the spiritual aspect (harmony with one's community, etc.) The fact that I can't seem to remember many of the spiritual fundamentals is telling.

Anyway, I wanted to ask if any of you focus on the spiritual aspects of yoga and if so, where do you find or research information to learn?

  

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tariqhu
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18. "sometimes you can also"
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go right back to the exercise that caused the soreness to work those muscles again. that can help them get rid of soreness as well.

this would be in addition to the yoga.

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