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immateria

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I've been thinking about starting a yoga project for a while, a class for ultra-beginners, which my boyfriend happens to be. He has agreed to demonstrate things for it, which is definitely a http://assets.modelmayhem.com/images/smilies/scary.pngthing to do.

When I asked him about it, I didn't really expect him to say yes, but he says he'll do it if it helps me. It's sweet and brave, and I am so very proud.

big_smile

Nov 25 12 07:17 am Link

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scrymettet

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you get him house broken ?

tongue


big_smile

relax,sit back and enjoy

Nov 25 12 07:20 am Link

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immateria

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scrymettet wrote:
you get him house broken ?

tongue


big_smile

relax,sit back and enjoy

He came pre-trained.

Nov 25 12 07:21 am Link

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Russian Katarina II

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Just go easy on him.
Disk prolapse is no fun.

Nov 25 12 07:21 am Link

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scrymettet

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immateria wrote:

He came pre-trained.

good choice.
all the nasty jobs were done

when are you flying to Berlin ?

Nov 25 12 07:22 am Link

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scrymettet

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Katarina N. wrote:
Just go easy on him.
Disk prolapse is no fun.

she was talking about yoga not Russian bed time wrestling
tongue

Nov 25 12 07:23 am Link

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immateria

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Katarina N. wrote:
Just go easy on him.
Disk prolapse is no fun.

Well, that's the point.

I want to develop a class for people who aren't ready for a full yoga practice, even on a beginner level. It's a gentle way to begin to get used to the idea of moving your body, a mental and physical prep.

Nov 25 12 07:26 am Link

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immateria

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scrymettet wrote:

she was talking about yoga not Russian bed time wrestling
tongue

I'm talking about pre-yoga. Something to come before sun salutations and the like, because there are people who aren't ready for that. They hear the word 'yoga' and the associated with the pictures you see of young pretty girls doing standing splits.

Nov 25 12 07:28 am Link

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Russian Katarina II

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scrymettet wrote:

she was talking about yoga not Russian bed time wrestling
tongue

But wrestling is fun.

http://www.quo.es/var/quo/storage/images/ciencia/hombre/14_heroinas_de_accion/goldeneye-1995-03-g/354633-1-esl-ES/goldeneye-1995-03-g_galeriaApaisada.jpg

It's a game with a happy ending and no losers.

Nov 25 12 07:30 am Link

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immateria

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Katarina N. wrote:

But wrestling is fun.

http://www.quo.es/var/quo/storage/images/ciencia/hombre/14_heroinas_de_accion/goldeneye-1995-03-g/354633-1-esl-ES/goldeneye-1995-03-g_galeriaApaisada.jpg

It's a game with a happy ending and no losers.

borat

Nov 25 12 07:30 am Link

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immateria wrote:

I'm talking about pre-yoga. Something to come before sun salutations and the like, because there are people who aren't ready for that. They hear the word 'yoga' and the associated with the pictures you see of young pretty girls doing standing splits.

I picture India in the morning when I hear yoga

Nov 25 12 07:31 am Link

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immateria

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scrymettet wrote:

I picture India in the morning when I hear yoga

As you should smile

Nov 25 12 07:32 am Link

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Katarina N. wrote:
It's a game with a happy ending and no losers.

Russian women are kinky
all 2 of them

borat

Nov 25 12 07:32 am Link

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scrymettet

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immateria wrote:

As you should smile

Varanassi Gath in the morning.
Memories

Nov 25 12 07:33 am Link

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Jason Haven

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Katarina N. wrote:

But wrestling is fun.

http://www.quo.es/var/quo/storage/images/ciencia/hombre/14_heroinas_de_accion/goldeneye-1995-03-g/354633-1-esl-ES/goldeneye-1995-03-g_galeriaApaisada.jpg

It's a game with a happy ending and no losers.

Best villain ever.

Nov 25 12 07:35 am Link

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Ronin_LLC

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scrymettet wrote:

Russian women are kinky
all 2 of them

borat

Not sure if they are kinky, or just don't know their own strength.

Nov 25 12 07:38 am Link

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Russian Katarina II

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ASYLUM - Photo wrote:

Best villain ever.

Strong legs.

Nov 25 12 07:43 am Link

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Jason Haven

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Katarina N. wrote:

Strong legs.

Death by snu snu!

Nov 25 12 07:45 am Link

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Russian Katarina II

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Ronin_LLC wrote:

Not sure if they are kinky, or just don't know their own strength.

I know that I can bench more than my own weight. Thankfully the husband doesn't mind.

Nov 25 12 07:46 am Link

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Ronin_LLC

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ASYLUM - Photo wrote:

Death by snu snu!

borat

Nov 25 12 07:46 am Link

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Ronin_LLC

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Katarina N. wrote:

I know that I can bench more than my own weight. Thankfully the husband doesn't mind.

Hell no, strong women are sexy.

Nov 25 12 07:46 am Link

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Russian Katarina II

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Ronin_LLC wrote:

Hell no, strong women are sexy.

I think many men prefer the concept of a physically strong woman to the reality. Most feel rather intimidated by it in my experience. I'm about 6'2 on a nice set of heels while the average French man is 5'9. wink

Nov 25 12 07:55 am Link

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Ronin_LLC

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Katarina N. wrote:

I think many men prefer the concept of a physically strong woman to the reality. Most feel rather intimidated by it in my experience. I'm about 6'2 on a nice set of heels while the average French man is 5'9. wink

Eh its due to a long line of largely insecure and prehistoric caveman thinking. A lot of men are afraid to step out side those lines because they don't want to be thought of as "unmanly". Of example: doing yoga.


Though height is also another one of those weird things. I have no issue with it since I am a good 6'4.....in heels. lol.

Nov 25 12 08:03 am Link

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immateria

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Ronin_LLC wrote:

Eh its due to a long line of largely insecure and prehistoric caveman thinking. A lot of men are afraid to step out side those lines because they don't want to be thought of as "unmanly". Of example: doing yoga.


Though height is also another one of those weird things. I have no issue with it since I am a good 6'4.....in heels. lol.

Ironic, since yoga is historically a male field.

This is partly why I'm so excited about doing this project. The goal is to show Boyfriend in a positive way, but he still has to show his inabilities for it, which is such a difficult thing to do.

Nov 25 12 08:07 am Link

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Ronin_LLC

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immateria wrote:

Ironic, since yoga is historically a male field.

This is partly why I'm so excited about doing this project. The goal is to show Boyfriend in a positive way, but he still has to show his inabilities for it, which is such a difficult thing to do.

In the eastern cultures yes, though in the west it is considered feminine or gay.

This is do to how it was introduced into western society. Though true yoga was taught as a spiritual enlightenment method, Modern yoga was marketed in the 80s along with aerobics as a sort of cheap and easy workout program for housewives.

Which is kinda bullshit.

Nov 25 12 08:16 am Link

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immateria

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Ronin_LLC wrote:

In the eastern cultures yes, though in the west it is considered feminine or gay.

This is do to how it was introduced into western society. Though true yoga was taught as a spiritual enlightenment method, Modern yoga was marketed in the 80s along with aerobics as a sort of cheap and easy workout program for housewives.

Which is kinda bullshit.

Yeah.

Nov 25 12 08:18 am Link

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Russian Katarina II

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Ronin_LLC wrote:

Eh its due to a long line of largely insecure and prehistoric caveman thinking. A lot of men are afraid to step out side those lines because they don't want to be thought of as "unmanly". Of example: doing yoga.


Though height is also another one of those weird things. I have no issue with it since I am a good 6'4.....in heels. lol.

That is entirely in their heads though. Before I met my husband I was in a relationship with a man who was just 5'8, and he was one of the most confident and assertive men I have known in my life.

The manly man is a confident gentleman who speaks softly (and carries a big stick), not a brutish caveman.

Nov 25 12 08:23 am Link

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Ronin_LLC wrote:
The manly man is a confident gentleman who speaks softly (and carries a big stick), not a brutish caveman.

You just described me in a most excellent manner. (blush)
Oh, and I have a BS in BS.

Nov 26 12 05:56 pm Link

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Katarina N. wrote:
But wrestling is fun.

http://www.quo.es/var/quo/storage/images/ciencia/hombre/14_heroinas_de_accion/goldeneye-1995-03-g/354633-1-esl-ES/goldeneye-1995-03-g_galeriaApaisada.jpg

It's a game with a happy ending and no losers.

Leslie Easterbrook is the original and did it better imho.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FpElshcws8k/T-tRa9swwXI/AAAAAAAAD-k/HNlH3tgDiHo/s1600/898825274.jpg

/threadjack

Nov 26 12 06:54 pm Link

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That's so sweet pussywhipped.

Nov 26 12 07:08 pm Link

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Catnapping

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oooh sounds fun smile

I'm more into Yin/Taoist/whatever-misnomer-you-prefer yoga, which I recommended my bf try since he has back problems and rides a bike everywhere, but he says it's sissy yoga and likes Bikram better -___-

can't make a horse drink, can't make a bf stretch

Nov 26 12 07:09 pm Link

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immateria

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ArtisticPhotography wrote:
That's so sweet pussywhipped.

I know you're joking, but this makes me sad.

Nov 27 12 07:36 am Link

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immateria

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Catnapping wrote:
oooh sounds fun smile

I'm more into Yin/Taoist/whatever-misnomer-you-prefer yoga, which I recommended my bf try since he has back problems and rides a bike everywhere, but he says it's sissy yoga and likes Bikram better -___-

can't make a horse drink, can't make a bf stretch

I teach Hatha. It's not terribly fast paced; I like to hold things. Maybe that's why no one will hire me sad

Once in a while, I tell Jon that he can do the minimal exercises for him to not be in constant pain, or he can stop bitching about it. Like a lot of people, he's basically just accepted pain as a part of life. He's slowly warming up the idea, but actually taking the time of of his day to do stuff is much harder than accepting it will helps.

So I'm hoping this will help. I just started my blog, but I'm slowly getting readers, and I think positive feedback will help him along. If not, then I told him that we can stop at any moment. He gets final say on anything that gets posted, and if it makes him uncomfortable, we end it.

Nov 27 12 07:45 am Link

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immateria wrote:
I teach Hatha. It's not terribly fast paced; I like to hold things. Maybe that's why no one will hire me sad.

change target
aim to the retired crowd

Nov 27 12 02:46 pm Link

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immateria

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scrymettet wrote:

change target
aim to the retired crowd

Don't know if I'm qualified for that. Hatha is slow, not easy.

Though, I have taught some extraordinary senior yogis.

Nov 27 12 03:03 pm Link

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immateria wrote:

Don't know if I'm qualified for that. Hatha is slow, not easy.

Though, I have taught some extraordinary senior yogis.

oops, I see now.

Nov 27 12 03:54 pm Link

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immateria

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scrymettet wrote:

oops, I see now.

Catch-22, eh?

Nov 28 12 11:14 am Link

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immateria wrote:

Catch-22, eh?

I don't associate yoga with speed.
Speed yoga sounds stupid to me.
It's a meditation technique

Nov 28 12 01:47 pm Link