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13-06-2017, 10:12 AM
RE: Atheists who work out
Today, I'm going to do some more core work. I keep trying to mix things up. I'm going to use my yoga blankets to slide on for plank and various core twists. I am not a fan of doing straight crunches, but will probably throw some of those in there too. Thumbsup
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13-06-2017, 01:11 PM
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I have been mixing plenty of hanging leg raises into my routine.
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13-06-2017, 01:55 PM
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(11-06-2017 06:28 PM)jennybee Wrote:  It's kind of hard to see in my above selfie, but this is how full lotus is supposed to look (for anyone interested). Obviously I had to hold my phone and my lighting wasn't the best in my yoga room since I practice with more dim lighting for relaxation purposes. The lady in this pic is also using a mudra (hand gesture).

[Image: lotus-girl.jpg]

*Also I dunno why one of my feet looks whacky in my pic-it must be a combo of the lighting and my foot scrunched up more than usual in trying to contort myself more to take my selfie. I also could be turning into a Reptilian like I suggested in the other thread Laugh out load

I think I would have to break bones to get my legs into that position (yes, I have tried). Even in a very bad approximation, it gets excruciating if I try to hold it for very long.

So my question is: how long can you comfortably remain in that posture?
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13-06-2017, 02:02 PM
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(13-06-2017 01:55 PM)Grasshopper Wrote:  
(11-06-2017 06:28 PM)jennybee Wrote:  It's kind of hard to see in my above selfie, but this is how full lotus is supposed to look (for anyone interested). Obviously I had to hold my phone and my lighting wasn't the best in my yoga room since I practice with more dim lighting for relaxation purposes. The lady in this pic is also using a mudra (hand gesture).

[Image: lotus-girl.jpg]

*Also I dunno why one of my feet looks whacky in my pic-it must be a combo of the lighting and my foot scrunched up more than usual in trying to contort myself more to take my selfie. I also could be turning into a Reptilian like I suggested in the other thread Laugh out load

I think I would have to break bones to get my legs into that position (yes, I have tried). Even in a very bad approximation, it gets excruciating if I try to hold it for very long.

So my question is: how long can you comfortably remain in that posture?

Typically anywhere from 1 to 5 minutes since I incorporate it into part of my practice and then I'm moving on to something else. Sometimes I just sit like that to watch tv.
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13-06-2017, 02:11 PM
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(13-06-2017 02:02 PM)jennybee Wrote:  
(13-06-2017 01:55 PM)Grasshopper Wrote:  I think I would have to break bones to get my legs into that position (yes, I have tried). Even in a very bad approximation, it gets excruciating if I try to hold it for very long.

So my question is: how long can you comfortably remain in that posture?

Typically anywhere from 1 to 5 minutes since I incorporate it into part of my practice and then I'm moving on to something else. Sometimes I just sit like that to watch tv.

But if you're sitting like that to watch TV, do your legs start to get numb (from lack of circulation) after a while? Or when you finally untangle yourself, do your joints hurt? Because those are the things that happen to me (even with a much less extreme position than full lotus). If the TV show is an hour long, are you still OK after an hour?

Disclaimer: I'm a 62-year-old guy with big musclebound legs, and probably much less flexible than you!

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13-06-2017, 02:16 PM
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(13-06-2017 02:11 PM)Grasshopper Wrote:  
(13-06-2017 02:02 PM)jennybee Wrote:  Typically anywhere from 1 to 5 minutes since I incorporate it into part of my practice and then I'm moving on to something else. Sometimes I just sit like that to watch tv.

But if you're sitting like that to watch TV, do your legs start to get numb (from lack of circulation) after a while? Or when you finally untangle yourself, do your joints hurt? Because those are the things that happen to me (even with a much less extreme position than full lotus). If the TV show is an hour long, are you still OK after an hour?

Disclaimer: I'm a 62-year-old guy with big musclebound legs, and probably much less flexible than you!

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No, it doesn't hurt or cut off my circulation. Big Grin But I've also been doing yoga for years. And I do anywhere from 2-4 classes a day, so that's about 3-4 hours of yoga a day, every day. My body is just kind of used to it and actually feels more comfortable in poses than not in poses. For example, I wake up in yoga poses in my bed in the am without even meaning to Laugh out load
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13-06-2017, 03:23 PM
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(13-06-2017 01:55 PM)Grasshopper Wrote:  
(11-06-2017 06:28 PM)jennybee Wrote:  It's kind of hard to see in my above selfie, but this is how full lotus is supposed to look (for anyone interested). Obviously I had to hold my phone and my lighting wasn't the best in my yoga room since I practice with more dim lighting for relaxation purposes. The lady in this pic is also using a mudra (hand gesture).

[Image: lotus-girl.jpg]

*Also I dunno why one of my feet looks whacky in my pic-it must be a combo of the lighting and my foot scrunched up more than usual in trying to contort myself more to take my selfie. I also could be turning into a Reptilian like I suggested in the other thread Laugh out load

I think I would have to break bones to get my legs into that position (yes, I have tried). Even in a very bad approximation, it gets excruciating if I try to hold it for very long.

So my question is: how long can you comfortably remain in that posture?

*Also not a good idea to force yourself into that position, it takes time to work up to. You can always start in half lotus--but obviously get yourself into a regular and ongoing yoga practice first where you are gradually increasing flexibility on an ongoing basis, the rest comes naturally.
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13-06-2017, 08:58 PM
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(13-06-2017 01:11 PM)ohio_drg Wrote:  I have been mixing plenty of hanging leg raises into my routine.

Like this?
[Image: 20160624164317_hanging_leg_raise.gif?alt...exercises?]
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13-06-2017, 09:49 PM
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(13-06-2017 08:58 PM)jennybee Wrote:  
(13-06-2017 01:11 PM)ohio_drg Wrote:  I have been mixing plenty of hanging leg raises into my routine.

Like this?
[Image: 20160624164317_hanging_leg_raise.gif?alt...exercises?]

I used to do that kind of exercise while sliding under a vehicle, by hanging on the bumper.

Your current avatar makes me think JennyBunny, btw. I like bunnies; they are soft and sweet. I sometimes call my Maltese "BunnyDog", because she sits like a bunny, sometimes.
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13-06-2017, 10:15 PM
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(13-06-2017 09:49 PM)Fireball Wrote:  
(13-06-2017 08:58 PM)jennybee Wrote:  Like this?
[Image: 20160624164317_hanging_leg_raise.gif?alt...exercises?]

I used to do that kind of exercise while sliding under a vehicle, by hanging on the bumper.

Your current avatar makes me think JennyBunny, btw. I like bunnies; they are soft and sweet. I sometimes call my Maltese "BunnyDog", because she sits like a bunny, sometimes.

Sounds dangerous Wink

I chose the bunny because I thought he kind of looked like a peace sign and he was cute. As I type this, there's a tiny baby spider crawling on my phone screen. Too cute. He's just chillin right now.

I had to cancel two yoga classes today because of my freakin period. It hits me hard. Just felt like shit all day. So I had time to fuck around on here and look for a new avatar Big Grin
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