What is: Ashtanga Yoga

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Registered: 04-07-2008
What is: Ashtanga Yoga
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Tue, 02-28-2012 - 11:00am

Are you new to Yoga and wondering about the various styles? Here is some great information about a particular type of Yoga called Ashtanga Yoga

Do you know what style your class is?

Karla
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Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 02-28-2012 - 6:13pm

Nice link.

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Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 02-28-2012 - 6:30pm

OMG...I didn't realize there were SO MANY types of yoga.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 02-29-2012 - 7:11am

People I know who are true yoga fanatics hate gym yoga because it's not one style and it's just a combination of moves.






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Registered: 09-25-2003
Wed, 02-29-2012 - 7:36am

I know that yin yoga is extreme stretching, holding the poses for long periods of time...at our gym, about 3 minutes.

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 02-29-2012 - 8:06am

I'm not flexible at all (need to work on it) so any yoga is challenging flexibility for me!






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Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 02-29-2012 - 9:05am

I got my butt kicked in my first ever Yoga class. lol I thought it was going to be a nice refreshing stretching class and I had observed a few classes and it all looked so easy. I was not prepared for the intensity and discovered in the first few minutes that those ladies had many years practice into making it look easy. lol

I will never forget my sister's face (I had made her come

Karla
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 02-29-2012 - 9:30am

I knew I was in trouble in my first class when they said, "slow deep breath in" and I had finished a few of them before everyone else finished taking in that first breath...






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Wed, 02-29-2012 - 6:43pm

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Registered: 09-25-2003
Thu, 03-01-2012 - 7:37am

As a passive observer, I thought yoga was just meditation and not much of a workout.

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 03-01-2012 - 8:24am

There was someone in my prenatal yoga class who was an advanced practitioner. At 4 months pregnant w/ twins, she was doing upside down poses that I couldn't do even now.