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#219727 - 12/09/13 02:39 AM Re: Staying motivated? [Re: Anne Holmes]
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Just try a beginner's yoga.

But seriously take at least 1 course for 2 months. To learn how to do it safely and proper positioning.

It's great for stretching and prevent you from getting backaches because..you're body is tight.

The whole point to learn a few simple manoeuvres and do it often anywhere, etc.

We'll be going snowshoeing over the holidays. I'm just hoping for fluffy snow, lots of it.
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#219731 - 12/10/13 05:29 AM Re: Staying motivated? [Re: orchid]
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Tai Chi is also good, because it gives me energy and increases my balance. I'm needing to get back into both as soon as I have a little more energy to do the routines.
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#219735 - 12/10/13 12:38 PM Re: Staying motivated? [Re: yonuh]
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Years ago, when i was so severely debilitated by chronic fatigue and pain, I tried yoga, but it was excruciating, and triggered such severe pain in my hips that I ended up on crutches for several weeks. So then I switched to Tai Chi and loved it. It was perfect for me, and although I've forgotten most of the moves now, I still do the stretching exercises every morning. I found it gentle, yet perfect given all the arthritis that flares up with most other exercises.
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#219736 - 12/10/13 02:41 PM Re: Staying motivated? [Re: Eagle Heart]
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Registered: 06/02/06
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All good information to know! smile

I have thought about Tai Chi too. cool One of the civic centers in my area has had tai chi classes...once. I have been checking to see if it will offer again, but no luck so far.

I think I would like both yoga and Tai Chi. This older body can't do high pact or low pact aerobic anymore. I generally walk, but when the weather gets cold with snow/ice/winds, I don't walk. I've gotten wimpy. laugh

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#219744 - 12/11/13 02:52 PM Re: Staying motivated? [Re: Cookie]
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Tai Chi and Yoga can be done with instructional DVDs, but I think it's better to go to at least one series of classes for each. Are there Yoga schools in your area? They will sometimes have low cost classes; there's one here that offers a series for $4/class of either yoga or Tai Chi.
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#219750 - 12/12/13 01:41 AM Re: Staying motivated? [Re: yonuh]
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We have Gold’s Gym that has yoga classes a few days a week. I have thought about giving that a try but Gold's Gym demographic age group is mostly much younger people, which is ok but....I don't know. confused I'll have to do some more checking. But yeah, I think going to an actual class first for yoga or tai chi would be beneficial that way I could be sure I was doing the exercise movements properly.

I use to go to Curves years ago. I liked it a lot, but it got boring after a couple of years. blush

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