Health and Wellness

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  1. onepixel

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    I like yogurt too, especially with granola and fresh or dried fruit. I started adding honey and walnuts, when I had that as a dessert at a Greek restaurant. I'm still getting used to kombucha. There are a number of local health oriented places that make and serve it. Might have too go have one today. I like kimchi.

    It's unfortunate that you have to work so hard to get good fresh water.
     

     

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    Good advise. I've been pretty active all my life. But when I stop for a couple months, it sometimes feel like starting from scratch. Especially sitting on a bike for miles!

    So go slow and build up. It's tough in the beginning. After a couple of weeks or so, your body and mind starts to crave it. It feels good!
     
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    Do it!
     
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    Lesson 2: More Stretching and Yoga

    These are simple basic poses, but you will definitely feel them. Like the first pose. It will loosen up your quads, gluts, hips, back and upper shoulders and neck. Just by sitting there in the pose. Again take it slow, relax and let your body and gravity do the work.

     
  5. Shominy

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    The yoga thing. I'd like to do it but my mind is always active, always aware of surroundings and I will not be able to close it off to external stimulation.

    Advice?
     
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    Try taking a Vinyasa Yoga class. It's more strenuous and faster paced than Yin Yoga. It will require you to focus on what you are doing to keep up. A good class starts slow, peaks as you warm up and cools down with meditation. This is my favorite type of yoga, because it helps calm my hyperactive mind and releases enough endorphins to give me a buzz. Kinda like runner's high. A good teacher will teach you how to calm your mind.

    I also close my eyes half the times to avoid distractions. Like hot women in see through tights bending over in front of you.

    Good luck. Don't pitch a tent in class.
     
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    I used to do a regular series of yoga asana poses and in very good condition, however for the past couple of years I can't find one that does not eventually cause burning nerve pain in my side, leg and foot.
    My chiro says yoga can incite pinched nerve syndrome, also that a large percentage of his patients practice yoga and have to make regular appoints for "adjustments".
     
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    My friend has a yoga studio of which is frequented 99% by very healthy 20 and 30 somethings.:whip:
     
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    It helps to have a good knowledgeable yoga teacher. Good ones also knows anatomy and can provide alternate poses that do the same thing, but with less stress.

    What pose is causing you burning nerve pain? Are you warming up into the pose? By doing several easier poses before you do a harder one. Also like in weight lifting, if you are not working the counter or opposite muscles/tendons you can get an imbalance.
     
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    Younger women hit on me, because I'm in shape and look younger than I am. I ended up dating a yoga teacher. She liked my abs and thought I was taking viagra. It was the yoga, seriously.
     
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    Being in good health is a requisite for making it through a yoga class and dating a yoga instructor;)
     

     

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    It's difficult to say which pose(s) is causing problems, perhaps it just the effect of Lyme?
    They say that "forward folding" poses and downward dog type poses are bad for the lower back.
     
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    I starting doing yoga, because my back was messed up. Yoga fixed my back and made me feel great. I've been a proponent of it ever since.
     
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    Anybody interested should definitely give it a go.
    Nice and easy.
    Pilates too.
     
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    I like forward folding poses and haven't had any problems with them or downward dog. Here are a couple of easier forward bends. Disregard the "intense." The first one you can hold your knees and also gently rock side to side a couple inches. The second one you can also use a pillow or a yoga block under your forehead. Another variations is widen your knees. The last one, is easier for women. For guys use a cushion over your thighs and just drape your body over it with out pulling. Let gravity do the work.
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    A really good warm up for the back is cat and cow.


    Bridge unsupported or supported with a block is a great Yin pose. I really like this gentle supported bridge pose. It's so simple and it feels fantastic!
     
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    I like all these poses and end up doing as many as possible, not feeling the burning until the next day.
    Very frustrating.
    That middle "forward" pose causes immediate pain in my shoulder(old dislocation).
    The shoulder issue, a thorn in my side, causes paddling difficulties, basically like surfing with one arm dead with pain.
    I'm told I should concentrate on strengthening my back by doing planks and transitioning into other core exercises for now.
    Thanks, one pixel!
     

     

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    I should also add, it made surfing a lot more fun too. With the balance poses, I stick to the board in the most awkward ways and don't fall off.
     
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    This was my favorite standing balance pose, except I was able to grab my foot instead of a strap.
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    These might help you with pain in the shoulder and neck. The instructor is flexible, you don't have to go all the way. Do what's comfortable to start.
     
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    Heck, if you're doing that you're more advanced! I was showing you the easy stuff. But the easy stuff is still good.
     

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