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(Wired UK)   The Yoga world is more than wacky loons in spandex. There are also wacky loons in spandex   (wired.co.uk) divider line
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2021-10-27 6:33:50 AM  
Weird article. My understanding has always been that yoga has an over-representation of "alternative medicine" whackos.

I know not all yoga enthusiasts are like that but I thought it was pretty much axiomatic that many were.
 
2021-10-27 6:40:13 AM  
That's true, butt...

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2021-10-27 6:40:29 AM  

princhester: Weird article. My understanding has always been that yoga has an over-representation of "alternative medicine" whackos.

I know not all yoga enthusiasts are like that but I thought it was pretty much axiomatic that many were.


Everyone knows this but it sets up a nice "dear Wired, I never thought this would happen to me but..." narrative.
 
2021-10-27 6:47:12 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: That's true, butt...

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disturbing amounts of silicone?
 
2021-10-27 6:48:01 AM  
Yoga pants thread?
 
2021-10-27 6:51:41 AM  
Not to moralize, but -- yoga is not just about spandex-covered butts.

There are so many other fabrics!  Merino, for example!
 
2021-10-27 6:52:20 AM  

princhester: Weird article. My understanding has always been that yoga has an over-representation of "alternative medicine" whackos.

I know not all yoga enthusiasts are like that but I thought it was pretty much axiomatic that many were.


This is why I still take Zoom classes and haven't set foot in the studio since February 2020. I'm vaccinated, but I can't go around demanding to see everybody else's vax cards. The studio owner has limited class size to allow for distancing and does not discourage mask use, but she's been silent on the subject of vaccinations.
 
2021-10-27 6:55:18 AM  
I'm acquainted with a yoga instructor who is sweet, charming, beautiful and scorching hot.  Or was until she suddenly started going on about nanobots being distributed by chemtrails.
 
2021-10-27 6:57:44 AM  
As a Libby Lib what confuses me is that the people you expect to be our lunatic fringe actually belong to the other side.

Yoga, a sport that is basically stretching and is about balance; whackjob conservative Anti-vaxxers.

I'd like a clean list of who is on our side and who is trying to kill everyone to score political points.
 
2021-10-27 6:57:59 AM  
Horseshoe theory applies in this case. I know several unvaxxed moonbats and they're just as viruilant as the wingnuts.
 
2021-10-27 7:01:59 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: That's true, butt...

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Trying to get the whacky, whacky started early?

I approve!
 
2021-10-27 7:08:49 AM  

Summoner101: Yoga pants thread?


We can only wish... but on NuFark probably not.
 
2021-10-27 7:20:25 AM  
Given that people go to yoga to be 'spiritual' more than they do to exercise, is it really surprising?  It's a franchised cult package.  Lots of nonsense from a leader, the whole group taking it seriously... right down to the leader having a special cult name.

Stretching isn't bad for you, but all the rest of the trappings of yoga are for soft-minded idiots.
 
2021-10-27 7:22:54 AM  
American yoga is an abomination of appropriation.  If you do it you are part of the problem.
 
2021-10-27 7:23:55 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: American yoga is an abomination of appropriation.  If you do it you are part of the problem.


I only do Irish yoga.

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2021-10-27 7:29:06 AM  

NathanAllen: As a Libby Lib what confuses me is that the people you expect to be our lunatic fringe actually belong to the other side.

Yoga, a sport that is basically stretching and is about balance; whackjob conservative Anti-vaxxers.

I'd like a clean list of who is on our side and who is trying to kill everyone to score political points.


There are also whack-job liberal anti-vaxxers.  Hippies, Hollywood people, RFK Jr., etc.
 
2021-10-27 7:38:24 AM  
I can see that.
People who physically take care of themselves, especially those who started within 3-5 years usually see the impact of what taking care of themselves has on their health, especially compared to friends/colleagues the same age.
Add to that instructors with exaggerated salesmanship that really push the benefits of yoga/meditation/exercising and that it's all they need in their life, and the practitioners start believing that it really is an end-all.
The reason I said 3-5 years is that beyond that period people can still see issues even though that are training regularly, and they start to question if it really is a magic bullet.
So if you reach the people who are still in the stage of this is a cure-all, and hit them with "your body doesn't need vaccines when you do X", and that vaccines actually stop your body from learning to defend itself, many would believe.

/that said, exercising is beyond amazing for health benefits, including fighting off cancer cells
//other than the obvious benefits of a better quality of life, more options for fun, a healthier ticker, flexibility, less pains (on the long run), etc
///or just delete the above point and understand that exercise= more/better sex, especially as you get older
 
2021-10-27 7:39:24 AM  

FrancoFile: NathanAllen: As a Libby Lib what confuses me is that the people you expect to be our lunatic fringe actually belong to the other side.

Yoga, a sport that is basically stretching and is about balance; whackjob conservative Anti-vaxxers.

I'd like a clean list of who is on our side and who is trying to kill everyone to score political points.

There are also whack-job liberal anti-vaxxers.  Hippies, Hollywood people, RFK Jr., etc.


Phew, for a minute I thought we were devoid of a small minority of idiots.
 
2021-10-27 7:46:03 AM  

desertfool: Summoner101: Yoga pants thread?

We can only wish... but on NuFark probably not.


I miss Classic FarkTM.

/not a bookmark
 
2021-10-27 7:46:04 AM  

Unsung_Hero: Given that people go to yoga to be 'spiritual' more than they do to exercise, is it really surprising?  It's a franchised cult package.  Lots of nonsense from a leader, the whole group taking it seriously... right down to the leader having a special cult name.

Stretching isn't bad for you, but all the rest of the trappings of yoga are for soft-minded idiots.


There is really no medical proof that the "stretching" does anything at all. And, in fact, there is no doubt that yoga causes more injuries than it prevents or "repairs".

The mediation part may be ok, but the rest is literal hooey from a medical standpoint.

People running marathons is another drain on the healthcare system. Soemthing like 50 percent of runners need medical attention every year. That's insane. But it drives entire industries so it won't ever go away. It will just get bigger.

This isn't "stop doing what I don't like." This is more "people like to be a part of something and will continue to do it even if it works against them and makes no sense."
 
2021-10-27 7:49:38 AM  

desertfool: Summoner101: Yoga pants thread?

We can only wish... but on NuFark probably not.


Links are a thing.
 
2021-10-27 7:49:49 AM  
I am only here to see who offers a knee jerk defense of yoga and yoga practitioners.

The Googles Do Nothing: American yoga is an abomination of appropriation.  If you do it you are part of the problem.


Oh hey! I hadn't expected this sort of entertaining silliness!

/and yoga pants.
//okay, mostly yoga pants.
 
2021-10-27 7:56:36 AM  

HighZoolander: desertfool: Summoner101: Yoga pants thread?

We can only wish... but on NuFark probably not.

I miss Classic FarkTM.

/not a bookmark


Yeah, on Classic FarkTM we would have a pile of tasteful photos of empowered and confident women in attire that is completely appropriate for their activities.
Like this:
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2021-10-27 8:00:06 AM  

badplaid: There is really no medical proof that the "stretching" does anything at all.


It increases flexibility.
 
2021-10-27 8:00:18 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Horseshoe theory applies in this case. I know several unvaxxed moonbats and they're just as viruilant as the wingnuts.


The difference is the right side of the horseshoe is way bigger than the left side.
 
2021-10-27 8:04:40 AM  

Laobaojun: HighZoolander: desertfool: Summoner101: Yoga pants thread?

We can only wish... but on NuFark probably not.

I miss Classic FarkTM.

/not a bookmark

Yeah, on Classic FarkTM we would have a pile of tasteful photos of empowered and confident women in attire that is completely appropriate for their activities.
Like this:
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2021-10-27 8:07:16 AM  

badplaid: Unsung_Hero: Given that people go to yoga to be 'spiritual' more than they do to exercise, is it really surprising?  It's a franchised cult package.  Lots of nonsense from a leader, the whole group taking it seriously... right down to the leader having a special cult name.

Stretching isn't bad for you, but all the rest of the trappings of yoga are for soft-minded idiots.

There is really no medical proof that the "stretching" does anything at all. And, in fact, there is no doubt that yoga causes more injuries than it prevents or "repairs".

The mediation part may be ok, but the rest is literal hooey from a medical standpoint.

People running marathons is another drain on the healthcare system. Soemthing like 50 percent of runners need medical attention every year. That's insane. But it drives entire industries so it won't ever go away. It will just get bigger.

This isn't "stop doing what I don't like." This is more "people like to be a part of something and will continue to do it even if it works against them and makes no sense."


IIRC, there was a study that "stretching" before exercising did not show a reduction of injuries during training.
That said, medically speaking, having "tight" hamstrings (the opposite of stretched) causes misalignment in the hip joint and leads to lower back pain. One of the first things doctors tell people with lower back pain to do is to continuously stretch the hamstring.
Tight calf muscles similarly affect gait and ankle flexibility and pain. Same goes for the muscles and ligaments around the knee.

A spine that doesn't get stretched and turned ends up with the same stress points continuously on the same areas, which in our sedentary lifestyle is just a precursor to back/neck pain, especially with time.

I'm not into yoga, but I do consciously exercise, and as I reach the end of this decade of my life I'm starting to think regular yoga-like stretches would be an addition to my life.

/curious about your claim about runners, are you talking about them needing foot/knee treatment?
//whatever the reason they seek treatment, I'm sure it is a drop in the bucket compared to the drain that sedentary lifestyles have on the system
///let alone people with unhealthy life styles (fast food, smoking, overeating sugars, etc)
 
2021-10-27 8:12:05 AM  

Unsung_Hero: badplaid: There is really no medical proof that the "stretching" does anything at all.

It increases flexibility.


The most "flexible" people in the world don't get that way from yoga.

I would hardly say that for most people, flexibility is necessarily an improved medical condition.
 
2021-10-27 8:14:10 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Laobaojun: HighZoolander: desertfool: Summoner101: Yoga pants thread?

We can only wish... but on NuFark probably not.

I miss Classic FarkTM.

/not a bookmark

Yeah, on Classic FarkTM we would have a pile of tasteful photos of empowered and confident women in attire that is completely appropriate for their activities.
Like this:
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2021-10-27 8:14:35 AM  

Resident Muslim: badplaid: Unsung_Hero: Given that people go to yoga to be 'spiritual' more than they do to exercise, is it really surprising?  It's a franchised cult package.  Lots of nonsense from a leader, the whole group taking it seriously... right down to the leader having a special cult name.

Stretching isn't bad for you, but all the rest of the trappings of yoga are for soft-minded idiots.

There is really no medical proof that the "stretching" does anything at all. And, in fact, there is no doubt that yoga causes more injuries than it prevents or "repairs".

The mediation part may be ok, but the rest is literal hooey from a medical standpoint.

People running marathons is another drain on the healthcare system. Soemthing like 50 percent of runners need medical attention every year. That's insane. But it drives entire industries so it won't ever go away. It will just get bigger.

This isn't "stop doing what I don't like." This is more "people like to be a part of something and will continue to do it even if it works against them and makes no sense."

IIRC, there was a study that "stretching" before exercising did not show a reduction of injuries during training.
That said, medically speaking, having "tight" hamstrings (the opposite of stretched) causes misalignment in the hip joint and leads to lower back pain. One of the first things doctors tell people with lower back pain to do is to continuously stretch the hamstring.
Tight calf muscles similarly affect gait and ankle flexibility and pain. Same goes for the muscles and ligaments around the knee.

A spine that doesn't get stretched and turned ends up with the same stress points continuously on the same areas, which in our sedentary lifestyle is just a precursor to back/neck pain, especially with time.

I'm not into yoga, but I do consciously exercise, and as I reach the end of this decade of my life I'm starting to think regular yoga-like stretches would be an addition to my life.

/curious about your claim about runners ...


I run a lot.  A couple marathons a year.  I haven't been to a doctor for any kind of running-related injury in seven years.  Even then they don't really do anything for you other than say "stop running".  I had to just learn to be smart about knowing what is good pain vs bad pain and dialing it back when there is bad pain.

As for stretching...I used to stretch before I ran and after.  I found it added too much extra time to by daily run and I needed to get on with my life.  I no longer stretch and haven't had any injuries.

And yoga...I have done it off and on to complement running.  I will say that it is challenging and can build core strength but I find it pretty damn boring.
 
2021-10-27 8:15:29 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: American yoga is an abomination of appropriation.  If you do it you are part of the problem.


That word tends to make me dismiss everything a poster says these days, right out of the gate.

Yoga ain't blackface, ffs.
 
2021-10-27 8:16:03 AM  
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2021-10-27 8:18:11 AM  

badplaid: There is really no medical proof that the "stretching" does anything at all.


Trained and licensed physical therapists disagree.

And, in fact, there is no doubt that yoga causes more injuries than it prevents or "repairs".

Big ol' CITATION NEEDED.

/anything that gets my fellow Americans to exercise more is a net positive, including marathon running
 
2021-10-27 8:20:04 AM  

badplaid: I would hardly say that for most people, flexibility is necessarily an improved medical condition.


Step outside Chicago, and take a look at Midwestern obesity.

/bring your wide-angle lens
 
2021-10-27 8:22:34 AM  

PunGent: badplaid: I would hardly say that for most people, flexibility is necessarily an improved medical condition.

Step outside Chicago, and take a look at Midwestern obesity.

/bring your wide-angle lens


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My first trip to the Midwest "the beef isn't the only thing that is corn-fed".
 
2021-10-27 8:22:46 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: American yoga is an abomination of appropriation.  If you do it you are part of the problem.


Eh, it's an exported scam so it's not appropriating shiat. It's like you're about to gear up to defend the honored authentic belt system of Karate.
 
2021-10-27 8:22:46 AM  

badplaid: Unsung_Hero: Given that people go to yoga to be 'spiritual' more than they do to exercise, is it really surprising?  It's a franchised cult package.  Lots of nonsense from a leader, the whole group taking it seriously... right down to the leader having a special cult name.

Stretching isn't bad for you, but all the rest of the trappings of yoga are for soft-minded idiots.

There is really no medical proof that the "stretching" does anything at all. And, in fact, there is no doubt that yoga causes more injuries than it prevents or "repairs".

The mediation part may be ok, but the rest is literal hooey from a medical standpoint.

People running marathons is another drain on the healthcare system. Soemthing like 50 percent of runners need medical attention every year. That's insane. But it drives entire industries so it won't ever go away. It will just get bigger.

This isn't "stop doing what I don't like." This is more "people like to be a part of something and will continue to do it even if it works against them and makes no sense."


But, but, but... "wellness!"

/just another refutation of science
//alternative medicine is like religion
///once you start preaching, I'm done with you
 
2021-10-27 8:23:35 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: That's true, butt...

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Eww.
 
2021-10-27 8:25:04 AM  
When will you FarQers get off your high horses and admit that granola munching yoga pants wearing libs can be anti-vaxxers too?
 
2021-10-27 8:25:45 AM  
This thread still has potential.   Don't give up on it yet.

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2021-10-27 8:27:03 AM  

Stud Gerbil: This thread still has potential.   Don't give up on it yet.

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Fine.

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2021-10-27 8:27:16 AM  
I'm just here to note that Mrs. VictoryCabal is both Brazilian, and in the middle of yoga teacher training right now, which is nice.
 
2021-10-27 8:28:04 AM  

VictoryCabal: I'm just here to note that Mrs. VictoryCabal is both Brazilian, and in the middle of yoga teacher training right now, which is nice.


Pics, or GTFO.
 
2021-10-27 8:30:34 AM  

ColonelCathcart: VictoryCabal: I'm just here to note that Mrs. VictoryCabal is both Brazilian, and in the middle of yoga teacher training right now, which is nice.

Pics, or GTFO.


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2021-10-27 8:33:03 AM  
GAAAA!
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2021-10-27 8:34:02 AM  

Stud Gerbil: This thread still has potential.   Don't give up on it yet.

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2021-10-27 8:35:08 AM  
Yogi thread!

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2021-10-27 8:36:30 AM  
Liberal finds out that there are others out there that think differently than they do and has to write about it.

Oh, and....

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2021-10-27 8:37:15 AM  

ColonelCathcart: VictoryCabal: I'm just here to note that Mrs. VictoryCabal is both Brazilian, and in the middle of yoga teacher training right now, which is nice.

Pics, or GTFO.


Hear! Hear!   Let's see that Brazilion brisket


Meanwhile, this is what I call "Downward dog with a leg in the wind"
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