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About LarryD517

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday May 17

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Northern NJ
  • Yoga level
    Advanced beginner
  • Favorite poses
    Scale, Tree, Warrior 3
  • Least favorite poses
    Headstand or handstands
  • Pets
    Golden Doodle named Harvey
  • If I won the lottery I would...
    Buy a Tesla, a beach house (okay, maybe two) and pay off my friends' mortgages
  • Favorite books
    Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand); The Power Broker (Robert Caro)
  • Favorite movies
    Memento; Life is Beautiful; Rory O'Shea Was Here; and, of course, Shawshank Redemption
  • Favorite television shows
    House of Cards, Veep, Breaking Bad and Shameless

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  1. Consider @YogaByCandace's training!
  2. Don’t worry about what you can’t do, celebrate what you can (that’s what Yoga is all about). Most likely I’ll bever be able to do a handstand, but I will continue to work on the foundation. As far as chattaranga, try it on your knees, put blocks where your shoulders are supposed to come down to. Keep working, after a year of convincing myself I couldn’t do it, I forgot that I couldn’t, and can now do it (although it’s not quite ready for Instagram). It takes time, but remember, yoga is about the progress, not the results. Ive been working on crow for almost two years and can now stay up for five to ten breaths. It’s not easy, but you’ll be surprised by your accomplishments if you continue working.
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  4. This is an issue that would probably be best discussed with a trained professional medical practitioner.
  5. This is not a good place to come for medical advice. You might consider seeking this information from a trained professional medical practitioner.
  6. Agree totally. There’s a local boutique that pumps out teachers who are all identical. They each use the same exact routine, use the exact same motivational phrases "don’t check out, check in!" but are clueless about crafting a routine (flow). For example, they’ll (all) say ...they use the same exact script "okay, do crow or malasana” (to a class of non instruction, guidance nor advice, just a choice squat or crow)... "okay, downward pigeon on the other side....find your way to happy baby" ( I’m not kidding...that’s the exact sequence they’ll announce. Getting into and out of pigeon and then on to happy baby requires a lot of "instruction", no?. "Down dog...right foot right thumb...rise up...reach all the way up..." Further, they're not very helpful when it comes to assisting When I hear that one of these people (there are three or four that are happy to substitute for the regular leaders) are teaching at my fitness center, I skip the class.
  7. Until you get your answer...I've found that sleeping on a soft mattress (or laying on a couch without firm support) kills my back. I thought I had a bad back, until I stopped watching TV on my couch, now it's repaired. Legs up the wall and restorative back bend might be good exercises (do them for five minutes each daily)
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  11. You're 25 and you're starting "ridiculously late"? I started at 56, I have shoes older than you. Everyone starts inflexible, welcome to the club. Explore yin poses, slow deep poses that are held for long periods of time...they'll help improve your flexibility.
  12. Registration link at this page
  13. Most yogis respect and admire effort. It's fun to watch a young, lithe, physically fit, trained gymnast perform in class...but it's impressive to watch an older person with limited flexibility grow and develop their practice.
  14. It can mean anything. It's a compliment...what does it mean when someone says "s/he's a beautiful person"? (on Facebook, it seems that every picture posted gets a few "beautiful" replies) It can're results are amazing..or maybe your efforts are impressive (even if the results aren't perfect)...or maybe your poses are expressive and fluid...or it could mean the person is beautiful and wants to share their beauty
  15. Listen to your body. If you're feeling lightheaded, please don't push it. There are certain practices (yin) that are less active or physically demanding. Please see blog entries and See also Candace's Meditation video