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LarryD517 last won the day on January 13

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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. Highly recommended. She’s very entertaining, too!
  2. I've attended a few of Candace's arm balance classes. The workshops are extremely informative, well structured and fun. When I got to something I just couldn't do, Candace offered suggestions, for example, to just focus on the foundation, etc. Candace does an excellent job of helping the student work within their capability and will suggest exercises and modifications to help you overcome your difficulties.
  3. Best suggestion would be to ask people who work at a hot yoga studio or those that attend classes
  4. Candace is in an area with very limited internet access. Apparently there are issues with the app/developer. As such, I think the app has been deleted (not sure if or when it will be resolved). I'll try to get an answer within the next few days and report
  5. I'll reach out to Candace ...
  6. Speak to your professional medical practitioner or a highly trained instructor who specializes in prenatal issues. random strangers at web forum shouldn’t be giving you advice
  7. It doesn’t bother me, you’ll get used to it (and learn to enjoy it, too! 😈 ). I’ve noticed that more men are "catching the wave", try inviting male friends to class.
  8. See comment #1 in my signature below It’s impossible for someone else to diagnose why your muscles are sore, since we can’t assess what your doing, how hard you’re pushing yourself, your conditioning, experience, training, age, how frequently you stretch, whether your pushing yourself passed your comfort level, etc. Are you trying to compete with the others in class, trying to show them that you’re on their level? How many minutes do you devote to stretching before a class? (I typically try for 15 minutes at a minimum) My hamstrings don't get sore. I've been doing "legs up the wall" for five minutes a day, every day of the year for the last three years. While I still consider myself inflexible, I am slowly seeing progress. Are you micro bending or bending your knees to accommodate your limitations? If you can't forward fold with straight legs...DON'T try to. In all poses, you go only as far as your body tells you...listen to (and respect) your body. Breath slowly and deeply, calm your mind, relax and then after a few seconds see if you can go a little further. (see link #3 in my signature below) You should speak to your teacher. Is the teacher experienced and competent? If not, find a new teacher. Alternate between vinyasa and yin...spend more time with yin to achieve flexibility. You mentioned you’re doing one form every day of the week. Why? How much time do you devote to yin? Find new and different classes. The primary series is a fast paced routine, try a slower, more deliberative class. Don’t only go to one type of class Suggested exercises (do all of these daily)... pyramid pose for a two minutes on each side each day (keep back straight!) legs up the wall for five minutes a day stay in halfway lift (use blocks, or put your hands on your shins to make sure your back is straight) for a minute or two Relax, work within your level, there’s no competition, nor ego, in yoga. You may never achieve the level of others in class, that’s is progress, not goals.
  9. Consider @YogaByCandace's training!
  10. 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.
  11. This is an issue that would probably be best discussed with a trained professional medical practitioner.
  12. This is not a good place to come for medical advice. You might consider seeking this information from a trained professional medical practitioner.
  13. 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.
  14. 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)