Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




891 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 268

Trusted

Topic # 225597 25-Nov-2017 15:02
Send private message quote this post

I don't want any trolls on this thread please. 

 

Im going through a massive change in my life right now. And I have talked to some friends about some new hobbies/things to do. Reading books has been suggested and I am open to the idea. However the other I am considering is Yoga.

 

Does anyone do this, does it help with healing from heartbreak? I want to try some new things to keep myself occupied. 

 

Any thoughts?






Create new topic
1403 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 135


  Reply # 1907695 25-Nov-2017 15:40
Send private message quote this post

Not a direct response, and more focused on the physical, but then again anything that involves concentration can help with keeping your mind occupied.

I also know someone else who did Hot Yoga for health and weight loss.  Maybe that could form part of a focus on physical activity?

(Whilst I haven't yet done Yoga myself I have looked into the static stretching parts of yoga to help with my gym work - I am focusing more on heavy lifting, and especially on leg days when DOMS kicks in, I need something that could help. Intense gym work is something I find you have to be very focused on - technique, reps, forms, etc. all require focus.  Again may be some help along with Yoga?)


207 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 19

Subscriber

  Reply # 1907714 25-Nov-2017 17:05
Send private message quote this post

I have done Yoga on and off over the years. It certainly helps me maintain a feeling of well-being, great for the body and soul. I would recommend giving it a try. Nothing to loose if you find its not for you :-)

 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software


891 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 268

Trusted

  Reply # 1907845 26-Nov-2017 08:16
Send private message quote this post

Yeh I think I am going to try it. I mean I might learn something from it.






682 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 133


  Reply # 1907847 26-Nov-2017 08:28
Send private message quote this post

I have done ashtanga yoga overseas and liked it.  Felt like a real workout.

 

Another thing to try might be a martial art.  http://kingslandmartialarts.co.nz/ is a great group, friendly, not aggressive good mix of male and female of all ages.


20 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 1907938 26-Nov-2017 11:56
Send private message quote this post

I started a new job midway through this year and they have free yoga classes 3 times a week. I'd never done Yoga before so went to one out of interest and have been attending nearly every class since.

 

I can't relate to your particular situation but for me Yoga is a fantastic add on to attending the gym and really helps with my flexibility and stretching out sore muscles from workouts. I have also become more aware of my body and how it feels at any particular moment. I also find that after a class it generally puts me in a different (better) mindset than whatever I was in prior to the class (YMMV).

 

I'd recommend giving it a go for at least a few classes to get through that "I don't know what I'm supposed to be doing" phase and see how it goes for you, it's not for everyone but there's not really much to lose!


29 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 1955263 11-Feb-2018 15:59
Send private message quote this post

It may be too late - but my 2c.

 

I do yoga regularly and have for about 3 years (2-3 times pw). It complements running/mountain biking really well!

 

And its a really good "flow" activiity as in you get lost in it due to the concentration.

 

My partner has started also, about a year ago, just once a week and had massive gains in terms of addressing his back pain.

 

What i wanted to add to the conversation though is that before i started doing yoga regularly, i had done it off and on for more than 10yrs but never "stuck" anywhere. There are so many different styles and the teacher also makes a huge difference - so if you don't like one type /teacher/studio, try another. You'll know when you have hit the jackpot. I do a style called Anasura which is sort of a hatha yoga but really focusses on good alignment. Hatha in general is a great place to start, or Vinyasa flow style, they are both quite dynamic. Iyengar is more static using props, and Bikram I think also is (and you either love or HATE hot yoga) and each bikram class is the same series of poses - i got bored. Ashtanga I think also follows the same series of poses each class but is more flowy than bickram. That's my laypersons understanding of the class types i know about anyway as it took me ages to figure out what i was looking for - hope you find something that works for you.

 

 


16539 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4627

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1955351 11-Feb-2018 18:05
Send private message quote this post

Slightly OP but one of the reasons I don't do Yoga or a lot of "technical" excercises, is that it's easy to get them "wrong" and then reinforce a bad habit. I am not sure how much of that is really a problem, but in my head doing it "properly" is very important. 

 

 

 

I struggle with this with videos in general. I play a lot of squash, and when I watch tutorials, it's hard to know if you are doing it correctly, even if you are getting the "result"

 

 


11058 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3479

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1996398 15-Apr-2018 11:40
Send private message quote this post

Yoga is not for me. I could not do anything that looked that stupid and keep a straight face...or fail to be utterly embarrassed by what would without a doubt be my awful performance. I am far too self conscious to do anything like that.

 

Reading books, however, I can heartily recommend. My Kindle is definitely my most used device by a long way and I am surprised when I come across people who do not read as a  matter of course. I have read voraciously since I was about 7 years old (we had to read for at least one hour a day, every day of the week at boarding school until I was 13 whether we liked the idea or not) and find it very easy to disappear into an alternative world through the printed (or e inked) page. So much so that it can actually cause me stress when I finish a book or a series of books which I have particularly enjoyed and realise that there are no more...!

 

With a Kindle, the books are light, cheap and easily portable - you can read anywhere, any time. Highly recommended.

 

I mostly read fiction to escape the real world, although I am also enjoying The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins which is about fiction, even if it in and of itself is not fiction.






Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Opera launches new mobile browser: Opera Touch
Posted 25-Apr-2018 20:45


TCF and Telcos Toughen Up on Scam Callers
Posted 23-Apr-2018 09:39


Amazon launches the International Shopping Experience in the Amazon Shopping App
Posted 19-Apr-2018 08:38


Spark New Zealand and TVNZ to bring coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019
Posted 16-Apr-2018 06:55


How Google can seize Microsoft Office crown
Posted 14-Apr-2018 11:08


How back office transformation drives IRD efficiency
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:15


iPod laws in a smartphone world: will we ever get copyright right?
Posted 12-Apr-2018 21:13


Lightbox service using big data and analytics to learn more about customers
Posted 9-Apr-2018 12:11


111 mobile caller location extended to iOS
Posted 6-Apr-2018 13:50


Huawei announces the HUAWEI P20 series
Posted 29-Mar-2018 11:41


Symantec Internet Security Threat Report shows increased endpoint technology risks
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:29


Spark switches on long-range IoT network across New Zealand
Posted 26-Mar-2018 18:22


Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18


Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47


Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.