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Is All Yoga Like…That? All Foo-Foo’ey And Stuff?

November 2012

So I’ve started to delve into the world of yoga as something of a joke/challenge with another blogger. I have no doubt that the stretching part helps a fit fellow enjoy his cycling a little bit more – so hey, what the heck, right?

So I’m checking out new posts on the blogs I follow last night and I stumble on a “Beginners Yoga Tutorial” video. I reblogged the post without watching the video. Now I’ve watched the video. Oh my. Trying very hard to keep from insulting anyone, let’s just say the whole foo-foo language is a little too much for me. Just sitting through the whole video clip was an impressive feat for me – especially when they introduced “Rainbeau”… RAINBEAU!!! Dude, there ain’t no way – and here’s why: If yoga is indeed supposed to be relaxing, there is abolutely no way I could relax under those conditions – it simply won’t happen no matter how hard I try.

So I hit Google to see if there was any kind of yoga without the hoo-ha. Appearantly I’m not alone:

Look at what I typed in… “Yoga without the” and that’s it. The BS part popped up all on its own so I obviously started clicking feverishly on posts. Sure enough, it’s good.

After reading this, I know that standard yoga and I don’t stand a chance of ever mixing…

And this

Now, to wrap this up, I am not passing judgement on yoga or those who practice it, even with all of the anscillary stuff… To each his or her own. And that goes for me as well, and I can tell you right now, that isn’t for me – if I were to even give it a go it would be to the detriment of the true believers and I’d never do them that disservice.


  1. elisariva says:

    You so definitely get points for lookin into it!! Check this link

  2. Chatter says:

    You need to look at pilates next. Great for the hips, abs and back.

  3. Dabel says:

    A good friend of mine is a part-time yoga instructor and she keeps pushing me to give it a shot. I am tempted. I don’t buy into it, but I think if I went once or twice I could learn some new stretches that would make my life as an athlete a little more comfortable. Meh… maybe I’ll just keep putting it off. I don’t have the foam mat or stretchy pants. That seems like a viable excuse.

  4. IowaTriBob says:

    I always thought yoga was for old people and women (no offense to either but it just never made it on the macho list of things to do). That is until I actually tried it a couple of times and realized I couldn’t finish. I didn’t have the core strength or flexibility that the “old people” and “women” did and I found it to be a fairly hard workout for me. Yes, I even know call it a workout because that’s exactly what I found it to be. Now I try to combine some yoga, pilates, or core strength training into every week.

    • bgddyjim says:

      Between you, me and the wall, it’s seemed like a good idea, I just can’t keep from laughing at the silly names and the religiosity part – it seems a bit kooky.

  5. […] has opened up so many opportunities. I have had a light banter going with another blogger over at Fit Recovery about yoga. Specifically if it is just a girly “foo foo” activity or is it for real […]

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