(Closed) Anyone else hate yoga?

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve been to yoga classes that were great and others that I hated. I think a lot of it comes down to finding the right instructor.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I don’t hate it but I’m not motivated to do it either. I know it’s basically limbering up to meditate. I just don’t know how that can seem so complicated to me but many of the moves I’m like huh? I bought a hot yoga video so I’m going to try that next.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it depends on the type of yoga.  I started with Ashtanga, loved it, and got in amazing shape.  But if I try Hatha, I struggle to stay awake through it.  I’ve done Bikram a couple times, and couldn’t really get into it.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I agree that it depends on the type.  I don’t do well with slow, hold the pose type yoga.  I currently do Vinyasa Flow (hot yoga) and it’s fantastic.  Maybe you need to “shop” around and find a style that suits you 🙂

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@bummbledbee:  Once I took it in high school and the meditation part always put me to sleep.

 

I bought a well-rated DVD to try at home, and it moved SO SLOW I just couldn’t handle it.  Plus my cat was climbing all over me so that didn’t last long…

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve done several types, and have yet to find something I like. I usually do bootcamp style workouts, and spinning classes, so I always feel like yoga isn’t “intense” enough for me. It’s too….slow.

I also have a huge phobia of bare feet, and they are everywhere in a yoga class. It freaks the $hit out of me.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Racing motocross and BMX my whole life I was really into extreme stuff so I was iffy about the idea of yoga. My friend made me go with her one day, and I’ve loved it ever since! It’s great to be able to relax but still work your body. It’s a nice break from my normal training routine is what I like the best, I suppose. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Me! Me! I don’t enjoy it at all. I get really dizzy during it and it seems boring to me. I have tried different kinds and the only one that I can semi get into is the really slow kind. I have no idea what it was called. I shared with an instructor one time (after he told me 20+ times to stop pointing my toes) that I did that because I used to dance. He asked if I enjoyed yoga and I said not really. He said he had been teaching for 20 years and saw time and time again that if once danced, they tend not to like yoga. I asked why and he said because they tend to get bored. But he did encourage me to return and said dancers always point! 🙂

 

Did you dance? I danced for about 17 years, so for me, it made sense. Two friends of mine who never danced, both teach it and love it. One even told me she was always scared to dance and yet she does really intense yoga workshops and acro-yoga. So I know she isn’t afraid to move her body and she’s very fit.

 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I enjoy some types of yoga, but it’s not something I do consistently.

I do get annoyed by some of the fanatics though.  Yoga isn’t for everyone, hot yoga isn’t safe for everyone, and some of the poses can be harmful.  The fanatics don’t seem to understand that!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@bummbledbee:  You’ve just described the way I feel about yoga! I’m glad I’m not alone! I prefer more energetic types of exercise with fast, happy music – like zumba, for example. I think it’s just different strokes for different folks, you know? Yoga is great, just not for me. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I find yoga boring as well. And I find that where I live the yoga people are pretty competitive with everyone and the vibe turns me off greatly.  

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Coral99:  Hahahaha that’s sooo me! I used to dance to and everyone told me dancers loved yoga! I felt like a freak when I didn’t. Thanks for this 🙂 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@bummbledbee:  yes! i hate it! i’ve tried different classes and different instructors and hated all of it. it’s really hard on my joints and not at all relaxing.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@bummbledbee:  Finally! Thank you! Someone else!

I hate it. I don’t have the patience for the poses and it doesn’t make me feel any better. It feels like I’m wasting my time.

I like stretching though. That feels much better and also relaxing.

The whole thing with yoga though is that it has been quite popular in fitness circles for ten or so years.  I love exercise but everything seems to be about either yoga or pilates.

I like DVDs of aerobic dance and strength training with weights.

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