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    I, too, enjoy the combo yoga-pilates. I should get back on that...
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    I enjoyed my first pilates class! I didn't even notice how fast the time went during the class. I had some difficulties with some of the movements but most of time I managed ok. The next day it really felt like I've done something and used some muscles I haven't been using lately.....

    But really, it felt good and I inted to continue my exploration in the world of pilates.

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    I've been planning on starting a beginner's yoga class in January. Yesterday I told my GP and she said she thought I'd benefit more from pilates. So this thread caught my eye.

    It's blasted cold here this winter and I'm not doing much outdoors. I'd thought yoga would be good to maintain flexibility and strenth.

    I hope you'll all say more about your experiences.

    Your tip about potassium sounds good, Viv. Regarding the muscle stiffness. I told doc that I eat a couple nearly everyday (Thinking in terms of heart health) and she said that was about the worst fruit I could eat! Said only two or three a week would be better. Hmm. Potassium supplements?

    I take glucosamine chondroitin and that seems to help with the joint stiffness for me.
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    Maybe because bananas have so much natural sugar, and sugar encourages inflammation, and inflammation is bad for your joints?

    I like Kate Potter's Vinyasa flow yoga. I can't do a lot of it but I do the parts I can.
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    That's interesting about sugar and joints. Didn't know that. Maybe doc said that because I've been cutting down on sugars of all types. Had no idea how addictive refined sugar is.

    Never had much of a sugar habit but I developed one this Spring and it was definitely difficult weaning myself from it. Cravings!

    The classes I'm thinking of taking are basic Hatha yoga. Really gotta get myself educated on this. Know very little.

    Hope there isn't a meditative component because I don't do really well with some types of meditation. Busy, busy brain.

    Or. Well. Maybe an opportunity?
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    I do pilates.

    I started doing them again at home yesterday... I bought myself a stretch mat last year September and... I used it until like January February... and I use it for the odd stretch but, yesterday, I got back into using it properly and doing my pilates at home, was cool.

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