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Sep. 15th, 2006

So I finally gave AM & PM Yoga a try last night. For one, I think I might want to take a real yoga class. For two, Rodney Yee's black underwear is distracting. (Cast your mind back to this gem.) For three, Hero really, really loves it when I do yoga. He lays next to me and does kitty yoga and stretches and purrs. He also tries to rub up against me when I am most likely to collapse in a non-peaceful heap, as if to say, "downward facing what now, sweetie?".

So I wonder if I can find a yoga class that's not a) a ridiculous expense and b) too much with the woo-woo as sesby would say.

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msteleute
Sep. 15th, 2006 04:36 pm (UTC)
I want to do yoga too! Especially now that my parents are showing me up by taking classes. And I agree about Rodney Yee. There's this place by me but you could probably find cheaper.
http://www.columbiayoga.com/About.html
judithiscariot
Sep. 15th, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC)
is columbia yoga good? i coudl go for a good yoga in columbia.
msteleute
Sep. 15th, 2006 08:09 pm (UTC)
A couple of my co-workers really like the place I linked too. Haven't been myself though!
snidegrrl
Sep. 15th, 2006 09:33 pm (UTC)
It's alot less than drum lessons... but I'll have to shop around I guess. Maybe we can coordinate. :)
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turbogrrl
Sep. 15th, 2006 07:01 pm (UTC)
anusara yoga (willow street) is rife with the loving kindness and third eye woo woo, but not so much of the "this will cure cancer" woo woo.

joe miller, who teaches there, knows what he is doing and has a strange malkovitch demeanor, which i found facinating and repelling at the same time.
in terms of style, you might be more interested in the vinyasa yoga, which tends to be of the kick your ass by constantly moving and not so much on the woo woo. ashtanga can be a bit militant. iyengar is woo woo and slow, but good for precision alignment. bikram is crazy, greedy, woo-woo, and involve sweating your guts out all over sweat-infused carpet floors. ugh.
snidegrrl
Sep. 15th, 2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
All I can say is that I liked the slowness and peacefulness of the one I did (which is iyengar I guess) and as noted below am scared of the higher-speed and higher-impact yoga due to utter out-of-shapeness.
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snidegrrl
Sep. 15th, 2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the tip! i might try that sunday morning.
sesby
Sep. 15th, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
Rodney Yee and his panties, they are famous in song and legend throughout the yoga world.

Have you tried Bryan Kest's DVDs? They're good, or at least the one I used was.

I thought A.M. & P.M. Yoga was woosified. I was left wanting more. It was a yoga cock tease.
snidegrrl
Sep. 15th, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
This was my first yoga DVD, actually, so I haven't tried any others. I'm really scared of power yoga because I am very out of shape and worried I will have to stop and get discouraged.

AM&PM was kind of woosified, but it was not so much that I couldn't handle it. Maybe I have a high tolerance. But yeah, at 2 20 minute segments it was very teasing, but I was happy because I was able to stick it out and complete the whole thing and not stare as he/she does something particular I just can't do. Like with the freaking Banghra dance workout DVD, grr.
maroonmd
Sep. 15th, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC)
Yoga is awesome! I took a class a few semesters ago, and have kept up with it at home. (The tapes are sooo much better after you've been taught with an instructor.)

There are MANY different kinds of Yoga. I'm not *exactly* sure what you mean by "woo-woo," but that link should help you when choosing a class.
snidegrrl
Sep. 15th, 2006 09:25 pm (UTC)
(The tapes are sooo much better after you've been taught with an instructor.)

I kind of suspected - so I hope to find something. That's not a meeellion dollars.

maroonmd
Sep. 16th, 2006 12:31 pm (UTC)
I just realized that the link didn't work! Here ya go: http://www.yogasite.com/yogastyles.html

Good luck! (Check local colleges and community centers!)
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snidegrrl
Sep. 15th, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC)
Because people want to think that mystical eastern shit is going to solve all their problems?
tzel
Sep. 15th, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC)
I still loves my Rodney. :)
snidegrrl
Sep. 15th, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC)
I wish we could find a yoga class near our houses to go to!
multiplexer
Sep. 15th, 2006 05:41 pm (UTC)
I have heard:

1. Willow Street Yoga is very good. The one I know about is in downtown Silver Spring, though, and I also know that if you have to go on a Quest to get to the gym, you won't go to the gym.

2. The Yoga place next to my house on Route 1 is Overpriced and Crappy.

snidegrrl
Sep. 15th, 2006 09:21 pm (UTC)
2. The Yoga place next to my house on Route 1 is Overpriced and Crappy.

Bummer!!! I really would like to find a place in Laurel. Because it is like you say - I'm not going 15 miles out of my way at rush hour to contort myself.
angela_la_la
Sep. 15th, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC)
You can find low woo-woo yoga classes same as you can find low woo-woo chiropractors, if you ask around enough.
snidegrrl
Sep. 15th, 2006 09:14 pm (UTC)
I think I am a light woo-woo person. I like woo-woo, but I have a threshhold where I just don't stand for it anymore.
miz_kitty
Sep. 15th, 2006 06:42 pm (UTC)
snidegrrl
Sep. 15th, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC)
I don't know if power yoga is going to be my thing. I mean, maybe eevntually. I liked the peaceful meditative aspect of the video I have. I guess I am kind of woo-woo.
miz_kitty
Sep. 15th, 2006 11:24 pm (UTC)
You know, I'm not sure why its called Power Yoga.
It's really mellow and focused on the internal aspect.

I always feel like my cobwebs are cleaned out when I do it.
judithiscariot
Sep. 15th, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC)
are you free sunday or monday? because i am. also let me know if you find low woo-woo yoga.

i must be the only person on earth who is not distracted by rodney yee's.... anything at all.
snidegrrl
Sep. 15th, 2006 09:15 pm (UTC)
sunday afternoon i am going to the zen center, but i'll not be out too late, so will be available in the evening. monday is free.

i am not distracted by mr. yee's ... package in the ooh-hot kind of way, just in the oh-hello-there kind of way. :)
judithiscariot
Sep. 16th, 2006 02:49 pm (UTC)
ok well. shoot me an AIM, email or phonecall. i'll be done watching the packers game by 430-5 ish ;)
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