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Old 02-04-2007, 06:04 PM   #1
Garry Berryhill
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I'm a wannabe amateur boxer saving up money for shoulder surgery so I can actually compete like a big boy.

It's taking time to square away enough for the operation and associated physical therapy, so I figured I should work on my other issues while I'm able.

I have pretty awful mobility from abusing my body in high school football and powerlifting. I've heard good things about yoga so far as rehab and dynamic mobility are concerned.

How have your yoga experiences been? What was the pricing for your instruction? Are there any red flags that I should be watching out for?
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Old 02-04-2007, 06:48 PM   #2
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Gary;
Wrong question for this group.
Email me off the boards, we'll chat.

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Old 02-04-2007, 07:25 PM   #3
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You have PM, Jay.

Anyone else have advice?
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Old 02-04-2007, 07:30 PM   #4
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Keith Wittenstein who posts here a lot has written numerous times about yoga and its relationship to what we do as CFers. He is the most awesome CF coach and yoga teacher here in NYC. Look for his posts.
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:27 PM   #5
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Bikram Yoga is the bomb, the heat really helps me limber up. Most poses are held for a few minutes so you can really get into the stretch. Bikram also works on active flexability and has a lot of standing (balancing) poses. If I had the money and the time I would take a few clases a week (unfortunately haven't had either lately).
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Old 02-05-2007, 01:45 AM   #6
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Jay,
It's a perfectly legitimate question for this group.
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Old 02-05-2007, 04:09 AM   #7
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I actually did BIkram daily for nearly four years. It is a great beginner series and a fine starting point for many into yoga. The heat and humidity really work to loosen the body. There is a set series in every class of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. The poses are held (each) between 1 min, 30 se and/or 10 sec.
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Old 02-05-2007, 04:55 AM   #8
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Thanks for the info.

Are there any signs I should watch out for; stuff that will tell me if I'm in a good place or just wasting my money? I don't wanna drop $130/month to learn from someone who just read a book and rented some retail space...
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:51 AM   #9
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If u choose the Bikram route--all teachers are certified personally by him. yet on that respect, each eacher has their personality and brings into something from personal experiences as well. JUst my two cents!

ALso most studios have a first week policy or a trial period. Check out a few and see if the fit works and/or feel right for you.
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Old 02-05-2007, 08:50 AM   #10
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You're better off following a dynamic mobility routine than doing Yoga, IMO. For one, Yoga is much more static than dynamic. The only only thing dynamic about yoga (even the "power versions") is moving to different positions after holding static stretches. Also, read "Ultimate Back Health and Performance" by Stuart McGill to learn about the dangers of lumbar hyperextension exercises. Yoga is all about lumbar hyperextension.
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