[Tagging] healthcare=alternative + sport=yoga

Robert Skedgell rob at hubris.org.uk
Wed Mar 31 20:42:57 UTC 2021

On 31/03/2021 21:32, Brian M. Sperlongano wrote:
>         There are also yoga classes for runners, cyclists and swimmers
>         are at
>         the stretching end of strength and conditioning training. They're as
>         much sport=* as many other activities which one might do in a gym.
>     And yet the end goal is meditation, not physical fitness.  The physical
>     activity is a means to an end, not an end in itself.
> Speaking as a runner, yoga is something that runners do specifically for
> strength and flexibility and not for some kind of mind-voodoo.  It
> actually seems to help quite a bit.  Whoever described it as "sitting
> around" has no idea what they're talking about and the poses can be
> quite difficult (particularly for us gentlemen who for some reason seem
> to have a bit more difficulty making our body parts do the required
> things).  I don't have an opinion as to which tag it belongs to, but it
> certainly is a physical fitness activity that fits in the same category
> as weight training, aerobics classes, or "spinning" (indoor cycling on
> special bicycles).

Spot on.

A new instructor will usually guess that I'm a runner from the lack of
flexibility and the alarming creaking noises :-)

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