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Poll: Do you practice yoga?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Do you practice yoga?".

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Every day May 5, 2012

However, "my" yoga is a little different from the classic way.
Sometimes the session only last for a few minutes, but it's just as effective.
Since it's rather a mental instead of a physical kind, it can be exercised anywhere and at anytime.


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svenfrade  Identity Verified
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No May 5, 2012

And I feel absolutely no desire to do so.
Yoga seems to be quite trendy at the moment but I prefer different types of exercise, e.g. swimming, preferably outdoors.


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Yasutomo Kanazawa  Identity Verified
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Why Yoga? May 5, 2012

I don't see the point in this poll.

Why not baseball? Why not soccer? Why not play with your dog?


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Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
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Hallelujah May 5, 2012

Yasutomo Kanazawa wrote:

I don't see the point in this poll.

Why not baseball? Why not soccer? Why not play with your dog?


My thoughts exactly.

Not sure what can be gleaned from this type of poll.


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Natalia Pedrosa  Identity Verified
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Don'be so narrow-minded May 5, 2012

These polls do not have to refer exclusively to translation matters, otherwise they would be tediously boooooooring.

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John Cutler  Identity Verified
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No, but good for those who do May 5, 2012

I'm more of a bicycle guy myself.

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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
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Other May 5, 2012

There was no "Don't give a t%$$ about !&|##&% yoga" option

Ty Kendall wrote:
Yasutomo Kanazawa wrote:
I don't see the point in this poll.
Why not baseball? Why not soccer? Why not play with your dog?

My thoughts exactly.
Not sure what can be gleaned from this type of poll.


Ditto. Quid ergo?

Come to think of it, chaps, I have some equally useful and scintillating poll topics of mine for you all:

Are you a boy or a girl?
Do you take milk in your coffee?
What's your favorite color?
Who's your favorite Disney character?
etc., etc.

I'm sure that the answers to these and other poll questions will provide endless in-depth and thought-provoking observation about the significance and meaning of translation on a site dedicated entirely to translators.

Yawn.....
"Time for bed" said Zebedee.


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Jocelyne S  Identity Verified
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Yes May 5, 2012

I take a yoga class twice a week (2 x 1.5 hours) and I find that it does wonders for my body and state of mind.

It's very relaxing yet physically and mentally stimulating.

I commend those disciplined enough to practice every day! I also take a bi-weekly dance class and try to walk or run at least 30 minutes a day.

Whether yoga or something else, after sitting for extended periods at a desk I find that it's great to get out and move, breathe, stretch and clear my mind a bit!


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Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
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What colour are your eyes? May 5, 2012

Brown
Blue
Hazel
Green
I wear (coloured) contacts
Other N/A


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obelova  Identity Verified
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I do practise yoga May 5, 2012

I also practise yoga twice a week (1,5h each class), but it is not enough for me, so I practise at home in the morning and evening. At home I do simple yoga complex to stretch my body. My job is confining, and I've already got problems with my back. So yoga helps a lot when you work in the office sitting for several hours at a stretch. And my body feels relaxed and restored after each yoga class. I advise to try it to those people who have enough patience and who really want to know how to possess and control their body.

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Anja Weggel  Identity Verified
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Come on guys... May 5, 2012

Isn't one point of those polls to get to know your fellow translators a bit? So why not talk about yoga or other kinds of sports/activities every once in a while? Even translators have a life outside of translating (at least so I heard)

And no, I don't do Yoga... I tried it and found that my body is just not able to do those moves... but I love Tai Chi

Have a sunny weekend

Anja


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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
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More relevance would have helped May 5, 2012

Anja Weggel wrote:
Isn't one point of those polls to get to know your fellow translators a bit? So why not talk about yoga or other kinds of sports/activities every once in a while? Even translators have a life outside of translating (at least so I heard)


Wording the poll, for example, as:

What sport/exercise/training do you do to relieve translation-related stress?

Yoga
Stretching
Aerobics
Jogging
Cycling
Boxing
Karate
None of the above
Some of the above
Other N/A (discuss)

Could have stimulated discussion and provided us with answers and better insight about what other translators do for stress relief -- other than answer Proz polls, that is.

Have a sunny weekend


I'm trying, Anja. I'm trying.


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Berenice Font  Identity Verified
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yes! May 5, 2012

Yoga is definitely the discipline to counteract stress because it's not only for the body but also for the mind.

I practice yoga and my doctor has even advised me to do small sessions of yoga every 50 minutes while translating!

Just like Joselyne, I find it to be a very helpful discipline.


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Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
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no... May 5, 2012

but, apparently, 0.7% of people who answered don't know what yoga is! That's 28 people out of the 405 that answered (at the moment)... I'm quite shocked!

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