yoga in the Olympics

yoga in the Olympics

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May 9th, 2008, 8:43 pm #1

Bidding to host the 2020 Summer Olympics hasn't yet begun, but the Indian Olympic Association has proclaimed it plans a pitch for New Delhi.

That's encouraging news for a small movement in India that's looking to raise the country's greatest contribution to the world of fitness to a higher podium: They want yoga in the Olympics.

http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/81 ... &GT1=39002

Now there is no chance for Dragon Boating to get in.
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May 9th, 2008, 11:54 pm #2

Yoga is more of a sport than dragon boat.
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May 10th, 2008, 12:10 am #3

Bidding to host the 2020 Summer Olympics hasn't yet begun, but the Indian Olympic Association has proclaimed it plans a pitch for New Delhi.

That's encouraging news for a small movement in India that's looking to raise the country's greatest contribution to the world of fitness to a higher podium: They want yoga in the Olympics.

http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/81 ... &GT1=39002

Now there is no chance for Dragon Boating to get in.
yeah..... no, it's not.

in fact, yoga has led to a lot of injuries in pro-sports due to the emphasis on stretching without actually building strength in the full range of motion.
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May 10th, 2008, 12:28 am #4

Bidding to host the 2020 Summer Olympics hasn't yet begun, but the Indian Olympic Association has proclaimed it plans a pitch for New Delhi.

That's encouraging news for a small movement in India that's looking to raise the country's greatest contribution to the world of fitness to a higher podium: They want yoga in the Olympics.

http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/81 ... &GT1=39002

Now there is no chance for Dragon Boating to get in.
"Yoga is more of a sport than dragon boat."

Mmm, ok. What definition of sport are you going by? Although there is a small group of people trying to incorporate competition into yoga, I don't know a single yoga practitioner that engages in it. Dragon boat on the other hand is competitive by nature, and I don't know anybody that engages in "non-competitive dragon boat". So if you take the culture of the activity into account, dragon boat would be brought into the Olympics way before yoga.
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May 11th, 2008, 3:10 am #5

Bidding to host the 2020 Summer Olympics hasn't yet begun, but the Indian Olympic Association has proclaimed it plans a pitch for New Delhi.

That's encouraging news for a small movement in India that's looking to raise the country's greatest contribution to the world of fitness to a higher podium: They want yoga in the Olympics.

http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/81 ... &GT1=39002

Now there is no chance for Dragon Boating to get in.
<<in fact, yoga has led to a lot of injuries in pro-sports due to the emphasis on stretching without actually building strength in the full range of motion.>>

Interesting, if true. Any sources?
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May 11th, 2008, 10:50 pm #6

Bidding to host the 2020 Summer Olympics hasn't yet begun, but the Indian Olympic Association has proclaimed it plans a pitch for New Delhi.

That's encouraging news for a small movement in India that's looking to raise the country's greatest contribution to the world of fitness to a higher podium: They want yoga in the Olympics.

http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/81 ... &GT1=39002

Now there is no chance for Dragon Boating to get in.
I guess Aerobics were in the olympics?

No
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May 12th, 2008, 2:06 am #7

Bidding to host the 2020 Summer Olympics hasn't yet begun, but the Indian Olympic Association has proclaimed it plans a pitch for New Delhi.

That's encouraging news for a small movement in India that's looking to raise the country's greatest contribution to the world of fitness to a higher podium: They want yoga in the Olympics.

http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/81 ... &GT1=39002

Now there is no chance for Dragon Boating to get in.
Competitive yoga...

Maybe some practitioner out there might firstly be good enough to explain HOW yoga could be competitive. What, like who stretches the best?

How about who naps the best?

Or who brushes their teeth the best?

Maybe who shaves the best, that's a good one! You know, nicks, and blood, and stuff...
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May 12th, 2008, 3:31 pm #8

Bidding to host the 2020 Summer Olympics hasn't yet begun, but the Indian Olympic Association has proclaimed it plans a pitch for New Delhi.

That's encouraging news for a small movement in India that's looking to raise the country's greatest contribution to the world of fitness to a higher podium: They want yoga in the Olympics.

http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/81 ... &GT1=39002

Now there is no chance for Dragon Boating to get in.
<<in fact, yoga has led to a lot of injuries in pro-sports due to the emphasis on stretching without actually building strength in the full range of motion.>>

This is dead wrong. Yoga requires a lot of strength and works out all the tiny stabilizing muscles in a big way - by incorporating balance, stability of poses, and flexibility into one. If you've ever tried it you'd know that your muscles get a big workout, particularly those little guys that you tend not to be worked out in the gym.

If injuries occur, it is typically because people end up targetting an underdeveloped muscle group too much and too fast, straining themselves.

...that being said I don't know how the hell you would judge this. The person who acquires zen first or can wrap their legs around their head wins?

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May 21st, 2012, 12:03 am #9

Bidding to host the 2020 Summer Olympics hasn't yet begun, but the Indian Olympic Association has proclaimed it plans a pitch for New Delhi.

That's encouraging news for a small movement in India that's looking to raise the country's greatest contribution to the world of fitness to a higher podium: They want yoga in the Olympics.

http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/81 ... &GT1=39002

Now there is no chance for Dragon Boating to get in.
Isn't yoga all about sex?
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May 21st, 2012, 1:24 am #10

Bidding to host the 2020 Summer Olympics hasn't yet begun, but the Indian Olympic Association has proclaimed it plans a pitch for New Delhi.

That's encouraging news for a small movement in India that's looking to raise the country's greatest contribution to the world of fitness to a higher podium: They want yoga in the Olympics.

http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/81 ... &GT1=39002

Now there is no chance for Dragon Boating to get in.
Yogi Bear?
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