Yoga helps....seriously

Discussion in 'Physical Training For Mountain Hunting And Backpac' started by jlanman22, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. jlanman22

    jlanman22 New Member

    Jun 24, 2018
    If you guys are anything like me you will think you are too manly to do yoga. I was having some serious lower back and hip pain and hate going to the doctor so I thought I’d give it a shot. After doing it 3-5 days a week for one month I have to say I feel like a whole new man. It’s honestly amazing the difference, just feel better in almost every way. Does anyone else do this as a part of their fitness routine?
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  2. 257Tony

    257Tony Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2013
    I did some after my back surgery 5 years ago, definitely helped with recovery. I quit after I felt better, but should prpbabpr start doing it again to help prevent further injury.
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  3. toecutter

    toecutter Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2013
    I have some low back issues and tried it some years back once or twice a week. Actually did wonders for me. So did the instructor ;)
  4. KJW

    KJW Member

    Sep 30, 2014
    I “try” to do yoga with my wife and it definitely works. Feel like I got rolled in an alley when I’m finished
  5. MTBMaine

    MTBMaine Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2017
    I'm a huge yoga fan, it keeps my spine straight, and builds alot of lower body strength with the impact of weight training.
  6. dfanonymous

    dfanonymous Well-Known Member

    Jul 16, 2016
    Funny story about back pain and yoga...the thing that fixed my back was reluctantly going to Disneyland.
    My vehicle was hit by an IED in Afghanistan Xmas 2012 and my back was all messed up. Anyways a few years later I tried to get it checked out and the doctor told me to take up yoga. Last year I actually tried it and it didn’t do anything. Just a isometric work out with a stretch.

    My back hurt so bad, and the pain shot down my front leg, my --- and made my left tesicle numb. So you surgeons out there..think about that.

    So I’m at Disneyland last month for my wife’s bday gift and we are standing in line for a ride. I pushed my back where the effected area ....hard....against the the handrails. My back cracked and it hurt SO bad, but then it felt good almost immediately after. It felt like I relocated a dislocated joint.

    Anyways the next day I got delivered this 800 lb liberty safe and i hurt my back again trying to move it, so I relaxed for a few days and had help with the safe. Now, it’s like I’m a new man. My back still has aches and pains but THAT one never came back, I can bend over again, sit on longer trips and my pack doesn’t hurt as bad.

    I guess the point is, if you’re doctor tells you to take up yoga, go find a new doctor.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2019
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