Yoga for Regular Guys

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Just got "Yoga for Regular Guys" by Diamond Dallas Page from the library.

Excellent book. The former pro wrestler takes yoga out of the new age silliness and presents it to, well, regular guys. Lots of good diet and health tips in there as well. Full of humor, and as the cover says, "Yoga Babes Included". Oh, and the forward is by Rob Zombie. Very informative and entertaining book.

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I have a firefighter friend who LOVES yoga. The other guys on his baseball team tease him about it but he swears that part of the reason he is in such great shape is because of the yoga. Seeing him out on the baseball field making some pretty amazing catches is a testament to his agility.

I will have to check the book out. Maybe I can get the regular guy in my lie to give it a try. Thanks for the heads up about it Jeff. :)
 

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My yoga place has a guys class but alot of them come to whatever class is convenient. Actually alot of hockey players, semi-professional, come to get more limber too. I've added yoga into my stretching exercises after kickboxing. I've noticed it helps alot in how I feel the next day. And that's just 15 minutes added too. It helps to have a teacher show you the right way, but you can get a book and do it at home as well. One of those things that people don't think they can do, until they try it. ;) TW
 

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Thanks for the info I do Yoga as part of my routine. After one TKD class I had this knot in my back it did Yoga the next morning. It was gone after that!

Yoga is not just for chicks and girly guys!!
 

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Quite a few of the professional fighters at my club do yoga as well. They speak of all kinds of benefits they have seen by adding it to their training regimen. Both my son and daughters schools also have added yoga to their programs.

I think yoga, with all of its forms and varying degrees of intensity, can be suitable for just about anyone really
 

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An old RAF buddy of mine recommended Kokoro Yoga: Maximize Your Human Potential and Develop the Spirit of a Warrior by Mark Divine.

The author is a former US Navy Seal and founder of SEALFIT:
 

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Ive tried yoga classes and for a time, really enjoyed them, despite the expense. There was often only a couple of us in the morning class which was great! Then one day the instructress showed us exactly how to do downward dog, the position of the scapulae, shoulders everything. For months Id been copying the position from her and doing it incorrectly! She explained that this sort of thing was explained in workshops rather than classes. I was very disappointed and gave up yoga shortly afterwards.

Instead, I do a daily routine of stretching for those muscle groups that appear to tighten due to our lifestyles -hamstrings, leg adductors, shoulders, calves, neck etc. Its free and devoid of all that yoga woo woo!

This is a interesting read -

 

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Two more books which have further inspired my approach to yoga:

Warrior Pose: How Yoga (Literally) Saved my Life by Brad Willis
Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation by H.E Davey

You can listen to an interview with Brad Willis and hear how yoga helped him overcome stage 4 cancer:
 
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Two more books which have further inspired my approach to yoga:

Warrior Pose: How Yoga (Literally) Saved my Life by Brad Willis
Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation by H.E Davey

You can listen to an interview with Brad Willis and hear how he used yoga to overcome stage 4 cancer:
He used yoga to overcome stage four cancer? The yoga cured him? Bending cures cancer?
 

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He used yoga to overcome stage four cancer? The yoga cured him? Bending cures cancer?
Yes, I decided to rephrase that sentence. If you listen to the interview, or read the book you can hear his story.

The physical poses are but a small part of yoga :)
 

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Yes, I decided to rephrase that sentence. If you listen to the interview, or read the book you can hear his story.

The physical poses are but a small part of yoga :)
Im going to contact our governments Health Secretary and tell him to stop funding cancer therapy research to the tune of millions and prescribe yoga instead. My other halfs a leukaemia specialist and Ive just told her to stop what shes doing and send her patients to Ashtanga yoga classes

Sorry, Im having a bit of fun. Yoga doesnt cure cancer, honestly it doesnt.
 

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Im going to contact our governments Health Secretary and tell him to stop funding cancer therapy research to the tune of millions and prescribe yoga instead. My other halfs a leukaemia specialist and Ive just told her to stop what shes doing and send her patients to Ashtanga yoga classes

Sorry, Im having a bit of fun. Yoga doesnt cure cancer, honestly it doesnt.
Have you taken the time to listen to his interview?
 

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Have you taken the time to listen to his interview?
No, because if he actually says he cured his cancer with yoga, then hes either deluded or lying and I have better things to do, like posting on here, than listening to him!
 

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No, because if he actually says he cured his cancer with yoga, then hes either deluded or lying and I have better things to do, like posting on here, than listening to him!
Fair enough :)

I found the story inspiring. It also reminded me of the story of Minoru Kanetska (Aikido) who overcame cancer when he altered his diet/lifestyle and mindset.
 
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