is it wrong to try and pick up girls doing yoga at the gym?

I ask this because they’re doing their thing, but they at times seem receptive to me.. should I approach them? I want to find a girl that can teach me their technique ive never had the spiritual benefit from yoga before and im eager to learn. Would I seem like a player? I never see guys approaching the girls at my gym. Could someone send a link or coach me on this.

I would not say it was wrong, I would say it was stupid. The problem is your attitude is evinced through the use of the phrase "pick up". If you walk around with your head in your crotch like a wannabe alpha male, you’ll turn off most women. That said, however, there is seldom anything wrong with approaching someone with a question, the solicitation of advice, or to make an introduction of yourself at an appropriate time. What happens after that should happen naturally. Don’t think in terms of "picking up". Instead think in terms of making friends.

And, just so we’re talking about Yoga because you are in the "diet and fitness" category, read the following.

Yoga is not one thing. It’s an ancient practice taught in a hundred different ways which some believe offer health benefits while other believe it a archaic way to waste time. For example, read the following excerpt from this article –> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoga

"Yoga has been criticised for being potentially dangerous and being a cause for a range of serious medical conditions including thoracic outlet syndrome, degenerative arthritis of the cervical spine, spinal stenosis, retinal tears, damage to the common fibular nerve, so called "Yoga foot drop,"[133] etc. An exposé of these problems by William Broad published in January, 2012 in The New York Times Magazine[108] resulted in controversy and denial in the yoga community in New York City where yoga is popular. Broad, a science writer, experienced yoga practitioner, and author of The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards,[134] had suffered a back injury while performing a yoga exercise.[135] Torn muscles, knee injuries,[136] and headaches are common ailments which may result from yoga practice.[137]

An extensive survey of yoga practitioners in Australia showed that about 20% had suffered some physical injury while practicing yoga. In the previous 12 months 4.6% of the respondents had suffered an injury producing prolonged pain or requiring medical treatment. Headstands, shoulder stands, lotus and half lotus (seated cross-legged position), forward bends, backward bends, and handstands produced the greatest number of injuries.[138]"

In general, the value of Yoga is less a matter of fact and more a matter of how much you believe it benefits you given the way that you practice it. No one can say if Yoga is one thing or another because it is so many things.

In general, it is probably better to study, learn, and practice specific disciplines for specific reasons. For example, if you need more endurance, work on nutrition and endurance building exercises such as aerobics. If you need peace of mind, study meditation or relaxation therapy and practice them. If you need strength, study strength training and join a gym and practice. And, you probably don’t need more flexibility because the most recent science suggest stretching not only does nothing good but can cause fitness problems. So, it is probably a bad idea to practice a centuries old cultural tradition with the idea that it you will reap benefits when you are not addressing specific issues with specific modalities.

In short, Yoga in the West has long been a faddist’s alternative practice of questionable value and will eventually discontinued for lack of benefits by most who try it.

Good luck and good health!!

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1 comment to is it wrong to try and pick up girls doing yoga at the gym?

  • ClickMaster

    I would not say it was wrong, I would say it was stupid. The problem is your attitude is evinced through the use of the phrase "pick up". If you walk around with your head in your crotch like a wannabe alpha male, you’ll turn off most women. That said, however, there is seldom anything wrong with approaching someone with a question, the solicitation of advice, or to make an introduction of yourself at an appropriate time. What happens after that should happen naturally. Don’t think in terms of "picking up". Instead think in terms of making friends.

    And, just so we’re talking about Yoga because you are in the "diet and fitness" category, read the following.

    Yoga is not one thing. It’s an ancient practice taught in a hundred different ways which some believe offer health benefits while other believe it a archaic way to waste time. For example, read the following excerpt from this article –> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoga

    "Yoga has been criticised for being potentially dangerous and being a cause for a range of serious medical conditions including thoracic outlet syndrome, degenerative arthritis of the cervical spine, spinal stenosis, retinal tears, damage to the common fibular nerve, so called "Yoga foot drop,"[133] etc. An exposé of these problems by William Broad published in January, 2012 in The New York Times Magazine[108] resulted in controversy and denial in the yoga community in New York City where yoga is popular. Broad, a science writer, experienced yoga practitioner, and author of The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards,[134] had suffered a back injury while performing a yoga exercise.[135] Torn muscles, knee injuries,[136] and headaches are common ailments which may result from yoga practice.[137]

    An extensive survey of yoga practitioners in Australia showed that about 20% had suffered some physical injury while practicing yoga. In the previous 12 months 4.6% of the respondents had suffered an injury producing prolonged pain or requiring medical treatment. Headstands, shoulder stands, lotus and half lotus (seated cross-legged position), forward bends, backward bends, and handstands produced the greatest number of injuries.[138]"

    In general, the value of Yoga is less a matter of fact and more a matter of how much you believe it benefits you given the way that you practice it. No one can say if Yoga is one thing or another because it is so many things.

    In general, it is probably better to study, learn, and practice specific disciplines for specific reasons. For example, if you need more endurance, work on nutrition and endurance building exercises such as aerobics. If you need peace of mind, study meditation or relaxation therapy and practice them. If you need strength, study strength training and join a gym and practice. And, you probably don’t need more flexibility because the most recent science suggest stretching not only does nothing good but can cause fitness problems. So, it is probably a bad idea to practice a centuries old cultural tradition with the idea that it you will reap benefits when you are not addressing specific issues with specific modalities.

    In short, Yoga in the West has long been a faddist’s alternative practice of questionable value and will eventually discontinued for lack of benefits by most who try it.

    Good luck and good health!!


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