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Old 12-30-2007, 05:48 PM   #12
Greg Everett
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Just one more quick thought - I've seen a number of times of athletes or others finding yoga and having these remarkable revelations about its ability to produce flexibility like some kind of voodoo magic. Invariably, these are people who have gone through life being extraordinarily inflexible, and NEVER DOING ANYTING ABOUT IT. Suddenly they find themselves dedicating 30-60 minutes/day to flexibility, and surprisingly enough, their flexibility improves! What they seem to overlook is the fact that it's not yoga itself that has delivered the results, it's the fact that they're comparing it to zero effort - ANYTHING would produce great results. That's another part of it that rubs me the wrong way - an athlete can achieve just as much flexibility in much less time and with no risk of joint complications with more straightforward flexibility training.
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