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Old 05-03-2009, 09:22 AM   #13
Neill Smith
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This is a great thread.

Iím still in search of the perfect yoga practice. Iíve done mostly Ashtanga and more recently Power Yoga (which is based on Ashtanga). Although now I only average one or two sessions per week, I'm a big fan. If I had to enumerate the potential benefits:
  • Meditation (not relaxation--they're different)
  • Active recovery
  • Alignment
  • Flexibility
  • Kinesthetic awareness.
There are also pitfalls. It seems to be pretty easy to become a yoga instructor, and yoga with a bad instructor is a good way to get hurt.

Ashtanga and Power position themselves as your primary workout, which isn't a fit for me. Also, there's not a ton of variety. For the kinesthetic awareness component, having variety in postures would be nice.
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