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    Question Yoga at the 2012 Rally

    I practice Yoga in order to improve my flexibility and riding skills.
    I am thinking that it would be fun to practice with others at the rally.
    Some thing along the lines of basic poses at a comfortable pace-no powerflow or "detox" routines.

    Any interest?
    Any certified Yoga Instructors attending the rally?

    I am a group exercise instructor (bike, land, water), but not certified for Yoga.

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    Contact the rally chairs and see what they can do for you.
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    Roc-Roc

    Interesting response.

    Do I understand you are suggesting Yoga become a possible rally-wide event?

    Or, that the Rally chairs can put put people of similar likes together?
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    Or the rally chairs are in need of yoga themselves

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    I would be interested in learning a bit as a means of working out the kinks while on the road. Are you thinking of a get-together for experienced practitioners...or would this be open to curious types?

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    I'd be interested. I did Yoga as part of P90X and really enjoyed it.
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    I like mine with blueberries.

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    Never have done Yoga but always have heard about how great it is. I will say one thing, I cannot think of a better time to try it than after 1,000 miles in the saddle and all the tight muscles and knots that go with it.

    If you contact the Rally Chairs and ask for some space I bet they will give it to you. Find an instructor to volunteer to lead a class or two they would probably put it in the rally book.

    If there is someone who can teach a complete newb, count me in!
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    The practice would be open to all.
    Obviously we would be looking at a multi-level type of session.

    May I suggest that you explore beginning Yoga classes in your area.

    My gosh, Yoga Studios are popping up everywhere. Most of them have a 10 pack ( or 8 pack, or 12 pack) price for a package. And to be totally honest, it may take you a few sessions to learn the basics. Did you just jump on a motorcycle when you were first learning how to ride and blast through 90 degree turns as fast as you do now?

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    Ted

    See my response to "Glennfiddich.
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    Casey

    P90X...huh..hmmmmm.
    You are tougher than I.
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    Did you just jump on a motorcycle when you were first learning how to ride and blast through 90 degree turns as fast as you do now?
    Pretty much, yes. Didn't have a wreck until I had over 150k under my belt. I'd love to sign up for introductory classes but honestly I don't have the time. If there does end up being an introductory class I'd sure be interested.
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    Ted

    Make some time for yourself and explore some beginning yoga classes.
    You will be amazed after the first few sessions.

    You can even pick up a cheap Yoga mat and other accessories at Target or other discount stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ultracyclist View Post
    The practice would be open to all.
    Obviously we would be looking at a multi-level type of session.

    May I suggest that you explore beginning Yoga classes in your area.

    My gosh, Yoga Studios are popping up everywhere. Most of them have a 10 pack ( or 8 pack, or 12 pack) price for a package. And to be totally honest, it may take you a few sessions to learn the basics. Did you just jump on a motorcycle when you were first learning how to ride and blast through 90 degree turns as fast as you do now?

    TIA
    Well, that might work in a city, but my closest neighbor is about a mile down the road. The next one two miles past him. If there was a class on Chainsawing to Yoga, we might have some classes...

    Can you recommend a decent DVD to learn the basics from?
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    glennfiddich

    I am partial to single malt myself.

    Start here:
    http://www.manduka.com/us/

    Ask about DVD's, and so forth.

    Now a word of caution about self study; be careful. Be mindful of your body. There are certain poses that cause me some discomfort because I have some "jazz" both n my low back and one ankle.

    Start with your mind, move to the pose, the breathing makes it all work. Breath is like oil-you will see.

    I have been practicing Yoga for about 3 years, I am an intermediate level, There are things I can do, and some I cannot---but I wish I had been practicing Yoga 30 years ago.

    Namaste' (Be well)
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