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  1. fshliz09 liked a post in a topic by robert in New Business Daily Habit Insights   
    What is your business venture? does it inspire you? The reason I'm asking is because with my own business, it's something I have a strong personal interest in and I have a hard time not working on it, and pushing everything else aside.
    I'm someone who is very bad at multitasking, largely because I'm only really able to mentally conceptualise one thing at any given time. Also I get distracted *really* easily, and when that happens I basically forget everything about the previous task and go off on a tangent. Basically the previous working memory ceases to exist.
    Because of these things I find changes in physical location, with task relevant stuff in clear sight to be useful. If I can't see something, and it's not a 'habit', it doesn’t exist to me.
    I also find it essential to totally eliminate detractions if I am to get anything done at all. My workshop is deliberately offline, and I do not have a smart phone because of this. I don't personally understand how the modern world works at all with so many distractions.
  2. yogafire liked a post in a topic by robert in YBC App   
    Candace, I'd assume that your 'months of delay' is due to scheduling around other stuff your developer is doing. 
    While I don't work in the industry any more, I feel learning to code is one of the best things I did. I love being able to implement ideas without waiting on others.
     
  3. starslight liked a post in a topic by robert in Men And Yoga   
    I'm unlike most men in that I'm largely a noncopettitive soul, as well as liking slowing things down and enjoying the details. Unlike most sports Yoga is a personal practice and a journey, It dosn't matter what aspects you are able to do relitive to others. Just be happy in the moment.
  4. robert liked a post in a topic by AnandaYoga in Ideas to help people feel more comfortable in class   
    Wow...that is pretty disruptive.  I was in a class one time and the teacher said, "before we take savasana, please feel free to make yourself comfortable with any additional poses your body needs." I usually take that opportunity for happy baby or childs pose if my back needs it to rest.  A student then pressed up into handstand and proceeded to take about a full minute of different variations before coming back down.  That was definitely interesting!
  5. Hildegard liked a post in a topic by robert in wanting to start yoga at home   
    I'm aware of the concept because veritasium did a youtube vidieo on it, I haven't read the essay ether. Also you've answered your own question
    Hildegard There are many veriables involved in weather or not someone will get value out of something at a given time, and as you say peoples needs/tastes etc do change over time. No single entity can cater for the needs/tastes of everyone, that's why collaboration is so powerful.
     
     
  6. Hildegard liked a post in a topic by robert in wanting to start yoga at home   
    I'm aware of the concept because veritasium did a youtube vidieo on it, I haven't read the essay ether. Also you've answered your own question
    Hildegard There are many veriables involved in weather or not someone will get value out of something at a given time, and as you say peoples needs/tastes etc do change over time. No single entity can cater for the needs/tastes of everyone, that's why collaboration is so powerful.
     
     
  7. robert liked a post in a topic by Anahata in Hello and Namaste   
    Namaste Rajan, Glad to have you in our little community. That is a very peaceful picture.
  8. robert liked a post in a topic by Noblesilence in Hello and Namaste   
    Hello and Namaste to everyone from me Rajan Shilpakar. I profile name is Noblesilence which contain deep meaning as silence from every possible ways to communicate so I can listen my inner voice during meditation. I have been practicing Yoga and meditation with different gurus since 8 years. I am still learning different technique for easy and simple way to meditate.

  9. robert liked a post in a topic by Hildegard in wanting to start yoga at home   
    I'd never heard of the hedgehog and fox fable, but it's certainly an interesting one.
    I'd always hesitated to mention other online yoga instructors here - I couldn't help but feel I was being rude -, but while we're at it I have to admit I'm a huge fan of http://www.doyogawithme.com. Tons and tons of videos, short and long classes for all levels, a number of different instructors on different styles. It helps me keep my practice well-rounded, as well as introduce me to, well, different ways of doing things. Sometimes the cues we get for doing a pose just won't work with our bodies, but someone else might have the key.
    I think it's best to try a number of things and see what works best for us at a given moment in time. I know I've tried classes with online instructors that were a complete disaster, only for me to try them again years later and end up loving them.
  10. robert liked a post in a topic by yogafire in wanting to start yoga at home   
    OK, some fun trivia! I answered my own question by looking up the essay: 
    Source: http://www.design.caltech.edu/erik/Misc/Fox_Hedgehog.html
    Then, when I asked my husband if he knew what the hedgehog knows and that the fox doesn't, and he said "Are you talking about that reddit thread? It's so sad for the hedgehog."  Sadly, the hedgehog does need to learn more than one big thing. I just found it so coincidental that the same animal pair references were posted around the same time in different forums when I never heard this comparison before.
     
  11. yogafire liked a post in a topic by robert in wanting to start yoga at home   
    Agree, different teachers have there own strong points, and explain things in different ways. There is a lot to be gained from drawing from multiple sauces.
    Sometimes there is a tendency to consider one sauce/thing etc as best. This really doesn’t work as reality is not a liner scale, where higher skilled individuals can do everything plus more. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hedgehog_and_the_Fox
  12. robert liked a post in a topic by yogafire in wanting to start yoga at home   
    What is the one important thing that a hedgehog knows?  I never read this essay before, thanks for sharing!
    Interestingly, as I learned from different teachers and seemingly received conflicting cues, I got a bit exasperated. I probably was looking for the hedgehog approach - just teach me so I get it right!  Now I realize the different methods focused on a different part of the body (elongating or engaging a muscle), so it didn't mean necessarily one was more right than the other.  Our bodies change too, so, just keep an open mind and see which styles or cues work best for you.
  13. yogafire liked a post in a topic by robert in wanting to start yoga at home   
    Agree, different teachers have there own strong points, and explain things in different ways. There is a lot to be gained from drawing from multiple sauces.
    Sometimes there is a tendency to consider one sauce/thing etc as best. This really doesn’t work as reality is not a liner scale, where higher skilled individuals can do everything plus more. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hedgehog_and_the_Fox
  14. robert liked a post in a topic by YogaByCandace in Chair, Chair and Chair pose   
    They don't call it awkward pose for nothin'! Haha, I think it's just one of those poses that will change depending on the instructor you ask. In teacher training (Ashtanga), I was taught to tell people to tuck the tailbone and avoid swaying the back. In fact, one of the adjustments I was taught to do was to put one arm parallel to the ground at the top of their ribs, and the other arm parallel to the ground at their low back - not actually pushing them in, but just a gentle touch to bring them out of the sway back. As for arms, I think it's mostly up to the student. I've seen teachers give prayer pose as an option because it's easier than having to hold your arms up overhead, so it's a great option for beginners. Arms by the ears will encourage a sway back, so I always teach the arms slightly in front, like in line with the chin. In Bikram yoga, you'll see the progression from that girl in black in the top left with the arms parallel to the floor, and they'll go onto the balls of their feet and then sit low and bounce on their knees. So yeah, it's all utkatasana, just depends on your preference, I suppose.  
  15. robert liked a post in a topic by yogafire in Alternative resting poses to child's pose?   
    Ah ha! Puppy pose with tucked toes is less awkward than trying to do my child's poses with my ankles crossed.  Thank you
  16. robert liked a post in a topic by LarryD517 in wanting to start yoga at home   
    As much as I am a fan of Candace, there are other instructional videos available that provide different instructional content. For example, if I'm interested in learning a specific pose and need to get a quick break down of every aspect of the pose, I will take advantage of Kino's videos. She's extremely profilific, with seemingly hundreds of short (most are under four minutes) videos. In each one she details where every body part should go and in a way that both newbies and advanced practitioners can easily follow. The only negative is that she talks very quickly (but having grown up in the New York area isn't a problem for me).
    Uaing a search engine, I'll type the pose and her name, for example, I'd search "lotus pose kino" and then click the videos tab. 
  17. robert liked a post in a topic by yogafire in Dealing With Crowded Classrooms   
    Ha! It was an entertaining and also informative conservation here.  
    Welcome back! You've inspired a great legacy from your suggestion on the feedback forum - Greg implemented a chat feature on the forums, so we've had some small group chat sessions (but none recently for me). Hopefully can catch you on sometime!
  18. robert liked a post in a topic by msinkblot in Hypermobility   
    This is so useful to know! Because my tendency *is* to overextend until I get a little injury because I'm not putting enough weight into my fingers, etc. I also have the same tendency of sleeping curled up into a ball like a cat. My partner is very patient in calming me down every night- I can't imagine how difficult is for him to be awakened by my constant sleep-talking, sometimes intensifying into sleep-screaming! (I wake myself up sometimes from a nightmare like this). In real life, I'm actually very calm about anxious situations. It always seems that my internal states create their own drama so when something happens externally, I'm actually more 'zen' about it.
    Yoga has helped me a lot too in gaining strength and stability. I've always felt weak. Slightest exertion would make me dizzy and feel weird. Yoga has really helped in enabling me to do basic things most people take for granted by building my strength/stamina/stability. I can now support my own body better. I also feel much more emotional stable. Less like a leaf in the wind blown by each current that passes by. I'm still very volatile emotionally, but less so.I really really like vinyasa yoga, though, and it's improved a lot since I"ve gained the strength to do it. I hope to be able to continue doing it because I love it so much.
  19. robert liked a post in a topic by msinkblot in Hypermobility   
    @yogafire I am only 25 so I think I'm at the stage in my life where I still recover pretty fast from issues. I can sense that my body is very quick in producing adrenaline / hormones to repair itself faster than most people. I read your post about always stretching and moving around on a chair- I've always been that way too! I have a habit of always sitting cross-legged in chairs so much that I got rid of all the chairs in our apartment but two and we sit mostly on the floor. 
    It's interesting what you said about pain / sleep patterns / anxiety. I also have really weird sleep patterns. In that, I move around in my sleep, and I often (almost every night) wake up screaming / talk in my sleep / am continuously moving. I also get overwhelmed very very easily. 
    Do you experience any pain now? I'd curious to see how yoga has helped or contributed to some hypermobility issues. I find that tapping into the strength aspect helps a lot. If I am distracted in my yoga practice, I will inevitably hyperextend my joints. It's just so normal for me. Not hyperextending in downward dog is a conscious effort!
  20. robert liked a post in a topic by yogafire in Hypermobility   
    Wow! I actually found the same article awhile ago, but I didn't share back then because I couldn't find other sources to cross-reference the theories.  But now, I saw a recent article (https://yogainternational.com/article/view/joint-hypermobility-syndrome-yogas-enigmatic-epidemic), also citing that doctor's article as its first source.  
    For me, producing too much adrenaline seemed to be a reasonable explanation for me given my sleep patterns and anxiety levels.  But, there are also psychological contributors for those same issues, so, I didn't pursue beta blockers.  I asked a friend who is an endocrinologist on what she thought about the article. She said it's plausible, but at the end, it just seems that I am more susceptible to stress than the average person, and it's not clear that hypermobility would be the root cause of that.
    Honestly, there is such a laundry list of epidemics in the article that I think anyone, hypermobile or not, would find some subset of the conditions familiar.  I guess we can poll on this forum?
    I really am glad you aren't experiencing pain, and I hope it doesn't crop up later. I never had pain issues until I hit my early thirties whereas I recovered easily in my late twenties.
  21. yogafire liked a post in a topic by robert in YBC App   
    Candace, I'd assume that your 'months of delay' is due to scheduling around other stuff your developer is doing. 
    While I don't work in the industry any more, I feel learning to code is one of the best things I did. I love being able to implement ideas without waiting on others.
     
  22. yogafire liked a post in a topic by robert in Yoga art requests?   
    I don't have any suggestions, but love the drawings. The style is kind of a blend of eastern art with 'Celtic'/fantasy.
  23. robert liked a post in a topic by msinkblot in Elbow burn in forearm stand   
    Sounds good! Thanks everyone.  I don't have a picture of forearm stand but I have been recording my scorpion practice. I'll attach a picture of that and maybe forearm later (it's difficult for me to do "selfie poses" so I usually get my partner to do it). This is in scorpion quite recently. I don't think my arms splay out as I try to suck the energy up so I don't collapse onto my arms and it feels lighter that way. I also work on lengthening my spine so I keep some energy into my legs and core. I feel quite stable and not so heavy. 

  24. robert liked a post in a topic by YogaByCandace in YBC App   
    I wish I had time (or desire, I know, that's horrible!) to learn or want to learn to code! but as it is, my plate is just full...and we're under contract.
  25. Robbie liked a post in a topic by robert in Breakfast recommendations?   
    I'd assume something thinner than greek yogurt would work better. At least whats sold as greek yogurt in the UK is verry thick.