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I have two good friends -- both runners like me -- who have recently beed sidelined by back/hip injuries. One has been working on her core strength with exercises prescribed by her physical therapist, and the other one has taken up yoga until she can run again.

I tried yoga once, via an exercise DVD, and was horribly bored. I love (LOVE) cardio, mixed with strength exercises. This is why I love running, and my strength boot camp class, and hiking up steep inclines. Yoga seems so ... tame. I've heard that's not the case, and I've yet to go to an actual class, so I'm definitely not the expert on this topic.

Have you tried yoga? Do you do yoga regularly? Should I try a class, or will it put me to sleep?

by on May. 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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by on May. 23, 2013 at 11:18 AM

I've never tried yoga.  I'm not sure I could do the moves LOL.  It sounds like it really is helpful though.

by on May. 23, 2013 at 11:20 AM

I do some yoga on my Wii fit. I am pretty good at the warrior pose and kind of suck at the tree pose, but its kind of fun and I think helps you with your balance.

by on May. 23, 2013 at 11:21 AM

I do Yoga at home with my son.

by on May. 23, 2013 at 11:44 AM

I haven't but have heard good things about Yoga.

by on May. 23, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Never have and don't think I would.  Just doesn't seem like something I would like to do.

by on May. 23, 2013 at 12:54 PM

I have never tried it, but our son does it every Monday.  It's part of his therapy.

by on May. 24, 2013 at 11:39 PM

I ‘ve been practicing yoga for almost a year now. Even though I find yoga a bit  strenuous and challenging I find that I really look forward to my yoga sessions! I plan to stick to it and it's an important part of my life transformations.

Yoga is BEST learnt and practiced under guidance 

Every person should be able to find a yoga practice suitable to his needs.

However, the physical postures of yoga can place specific demands on a Person's body.

The following are some common, but by no means exhaustive, cautions to consider for anyone when approaching a practice of yoga.

  Anyone with a history of High blood pressure or any other cardiovascular disorders;

 Glaucoma or other eye problems

 Recent surgeries or injuries;

 Particular neck, back or vertebral disk problems;

 Any joint problems, particularly in the areas of the knees and shoulders, 

So please consult  a physician  before practicing yoga.

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