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Yoga... yes really

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by Barba_Rossa, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Barba_Rossa

    Barba_Rossa Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Today I went to my first yoga class. It was a genuinely enjoyable experience - I’ll almost certainly go again.

    Had you asked me even a month ago if I would give yoga a go I probably would have laughed. That was a week before my Type 2 diagnosis. It was a big wake up call and I think it has prompted a change in mind set. Not only do I want to start saying yes to new things and new experiences, but I also want to find activities that occupy my mind and teach me how to have greater control of my emotions and mental wellbeing. I’ll still carry on playing rugby, but maybe now I’ll make room for activities like yoga too.

    A bit of a rambling post but I wanted to share nonetheless. Have a great day everyone.
     
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  2. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done you @Barba_Rossa

    for a rugby playing lad, that does sound like a big body swerve in direction.

    But is it..

    You'll know many sports people develop other muscles sets and skill taking on other sports

    and yoga, while not a sport per se, from what i have seen is certainly a discipline,
    calming and my god is it strenuous if need be.

    Missus does classes, bit of a gym bunny, me not so much, but when she's tried to teach me..OMG
    the bends ok for a minute or two.
    but the strength poses..WHERE did she get THAT from :wideyed:

    after a set, i've collapse in a heap breathing hard and groaning,
    and she's all cool & fresh with "right down into moondog"...:wtf:

    so yeah like you, i would have poo pood it a year or two back.
    now..no.

    To anyone who thinks it's soft and easy.
    give it a real go.
    some of those teachers male & female on line, are as fit as any other sportsperson and probably more flexible to boot.

    Enjoy the sessions. i may if get my act in gear be following in your footsteps at some point,

    And fully agree on the YES principle.
    Lifes too short to miss out on things just because we didn't have the gumption to yes once or twice.

    Good man

    Have a good un.
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Well done! Congratulations for trying something new. Good to hear positivity form your diagnosis.
     
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    Walking Girl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well if anyone starts to rib you over it, tell them that Tom Brady, LeBron James, Shaq and just for you...the New Zealand All Blacks (although I know nothing about rugby, so sorry if that’s a rival team of your favorite :) ) all do yoga.

    It lengthens the muscles, improves balance and flexibility. What’s not to like? Plus, don’t forget, pistol squats are a actually an ancient yoga pose. Who can argue with those results?
     
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    Barba_Rossa Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You make a very good point. Believe me I was feeling it in the few days after in places that I’d forgotten I had muscles!
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    A brilliant post @barba Rossa, yoga is so beneficial for many things, so pleased you enjoyed it :)
     
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