Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Yoga

As I age, I am noticing that I am less flexible than I was.  Partly due to office work, partly due to the fact I don't stretch, but I have noticed it quite a bit this winter.  I've heard good things about yoga, but I have some questions and I don't know where to start asking.


I'm a fat guy that needs to stretch, but I don't really want to join just any class.  I'm not comfortable sitting in a class of experienced yoga-ers while I strain and grunt and snap and whatever the hell I'm afraid this old husk may do.  Anyone in the Twin Cities area know any good yoga instructors that specialize in stiff, crabby guys?  Are there any other stiff, crabby guys that would like to take over a class should one be around?  What kind of yoga (I have an idea that there are different types, like martial arts, out there) should I be looking for?


I know that this may be a bit too much information for some and I apologize, but I'm really in a bind.  I don't know anything about it, I don't know anybody who does and I'm not comfortable just walking into a studio without at least some background.  Yoga instructors strike me as a rather personal choice, not unlike a therapist or bike shop and I don't want to walk all over hell and gone trying to find one.  At least not without some clue.


Anyway, thanks for letting me share...

7 comments:

Snak Shak said...

My wife reports that the yoga studio next Nokomis beach coffee shop on 28th and 50th might fit the bill here. The teacher she worked with was named Jinger, and Molly liked her and says that she is very accessible to new students. You should check the interweb and put a call in and find out some more. Here's a link:

http://www.nokomisyoga.com/instructor.htm

Disclaimer: No - I am not affiliated and have no vested interest in this other than the well being of our Brother Yam.

Snak Shak said...

P.S. - "Yoga instructors strike me as a rather personal choice, not unlike a therapist or bike shop"

Easily the best quote of the day.

Stupid Name said...

Get a video, or a book. Start out small, get comfortable. You didn't ride a bike before a little help from dad and mom. Then go get in their faces, and have fun with it.

Good Blog.

Snakebite said...

How about a Hiawatha Cyclery Yoga class! Every Saturday right after the ride!

Anonymous said...

If Jim leads yoga class wearing yoga pants, can I join?

mrs. yam

midway cyclist said...

DVDs are good for getting started, much better than books for getting the poses right. You could also talk Mrs. Yam Into joining a class and get her to teach you.

Pete said...

I like the Namaste Yoga show on FitTV. I record it on our DVR. It's an option.