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Kokoro Yoga by Mark Devine

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Wed May 11, 2016 1:58 pm

Don't waste your money. Seems like a rushed, half assed effort.

"This was not the best yoga book I've seen. Not the worst , either, though. To me, it appeared rushed...in one spot there is a box that says "ROM Work" with no definition of this or example of what this might actually entail. Maybe the author expects you to have read his other materials and it's in there. The routines and flows he lays out seem fine. If you are a fan of Mark Devine, you will like this. If you are looking for a book to help you with a practice, this might or might not help, depending on you and your current progress."

To be honest, the YRG book is what I judge all practical yoga books on now, unless you're talking about that crazy Anatomy of Hatha Yoga book which is encyclopedic in nature, and this doesn't stand up. No meat to it.

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Post by Kazuya Mishima » Thu May 12, 2016 3:29 pm

It's another product for middle-aged men who need the WARRIOR LABEL attached to anything they do to make it seem worthy while avoiding anything in their life that approximates warrior action (which in my book involves risking your life for family and nation...not doing kettlebell yoga or cagefighting). Even more LULZ that he's wearing the ever living fuck out of the modern trope that yoga is somehow connected to ancient warrior culture, or the idea that it's ever been the "go to" physical praxis for fighting men. Ditto that yoga will turn you into some kind of enlightened super being as you TEASE THE SEX COBRA TO CLIMB YOUR SPINE AND ALIGN TEH CHAKRAS...whatever. Yoga is great...it will get you fucking fit...it will make you bendy...any narrative beyond that is a bunch of bullshit. I paged through it at Bookz-a-Soontobeoutofbusiness...it looked like any of two dozen similar books on the market. Learning yoga from a book that you paid for with your hard earned money. Jesus Christ, people...between Youtube and public access television you can't figure this shit out.

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Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Sat May 14, 2016 5:04 pm

Yoga, as practiced today, isn't that old...like maybe 50 years old. Mostly promoted by charlatan gurus who realized they could make money from hippy idiots.

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Post by TerryB » Sun May 15, 2016 3:52 am

fUCK. WHAT IS WRONG WITH you people?
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Re: Kokoro Yoga by Mark Devine

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Thu May 19, 2016 2:24 am

To much slack.

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Post by Mickey O'neil » Fri May 20, 2016 5:15 pm

Yes. If it was as easy to follow along with and keep the flow, I would probably use it as much as the DVDs. Plus the other info in the book is very good.
Shafpocalypse Now wrote:Don't waste your money. Seems like a rushed, half assed effort.

"This was not the best yoga book I've seen. Not the worst , either, though. To me, it appeared rushed...in one spot there is a box that says "ROM Work" with no definition of this or example of what this might actually entail. Maybe the author expects you to have read his other materials and it's in there. The routines and flows he lays out seem fine. If you are a fan of Mark Devine, you will like this. If you are looking for a book to help you with a practice, this might or might not help, depending on you and your current progress."

To be honest, the YRG book is what I judge all practical yoga books on now, unless you're talking about that crazy Anatomy of Hatha Yoga book which is encyclopedic in nature, and this doesn't stand up. No meat to it.

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Post by DARTH » Tue May 24, 2016 4:37 pm

Shafpocalypse Now wrote:Yoga, as practiced today, isn't that old...like maybe 50 years old. Mostly promoted by charlatan gurus who realized they could make money from hippy idiots.

Even further back it was mixed with a good deal of European gymnastic stretching as well. Military theorist and historian Col J.F.C. Fuller was a huge promoter of Yoga in the UK and played no small part in promoting it to western audiences, but he did put a lot of stuff in it that had no connection with India other than India was once full of Brits

But there is a shit ton of evidence that Yoga like practices were a big part of many Indian warrior's routine, I don;t mind ad copy promoting the linkage if it gets guys out of the "Yoga is for hippies and chicks" mindset but WARRIOR this and that has been old since about 2004. YRG was a huge step in the right direction there because he did not need to promote warriorism, he just found a great way of saying "Men, don't be bitches, try Yoga, it helped me it could help you."




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Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Sat May 28, 2016 4:55 am

The traditions of Indian wrestlers hold more clues to real yoga than most of the claptrap you can find about it

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Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Sat May 28, 2016 4:55 am

The traditions of Indian wrestlers hold more clues to real yoga than most of the claptrap you can find about it

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Post by TomFurman » Sat May 28, 2016 4:54 pm

I've seen vids of the late Herman Suwanda doing, "Indonesian Yoga" or whatever. He holds the postures like planks, "..till God slaps you,..". The idea is to strengthen the ROM. Not unlike Thomas Kurz doing pnf for splits. Develops connective tissue, stabilizes, teaches alignment and you gradually improve. Not, "Hot Vinyasa for Hipster Warriors",.. class. It's boring and tedious.
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Re: Kokoro Yoga by Mark Devine

Post by Mickey O'neil » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:02 pm

I've been interested in this for a while.
Shafpocalypse Now wrote:The traditions of Indian wrestlers hold more clues to real yoga than most of the claptrap you can find about it

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Post by Mickey O'neil » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:03 pm

I will have to check this out.
TomFurman wrote:I've seen vids of the late Herman Suwanda doing, "Indonesian Yoga" or whatever. He holds the postures like planks, "..till God slaps you,..". The idea is to strengthen the ROM. Not unlike Thomas Kurz doing pnf for splits. Develops connective tissue, stabilizes, teaches alignment and you gradually improve. Not, "Hot Vinyasa for Hipster Warriors",.. class. It's boring and tedious.

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Re: Kokoro Yoga by Mark Devine

Post by DrDonkeyLove » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:56 pm

I don't know much about yoga beyond YRG but some marketing person deserves a big thumbs up.
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• Cool sounding Asian name....................check
• SEAL reference (3 times)........................check
• Kettlebell shown....................................check
• Maximize your human potential............check
• Develop the spirit of a warrior...............check

How can any guy look at the cover of this book and not take a second look?
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Re: Kokoro Yoga by Mark Devine

Post by TerryB » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:13 pm

Mickey O'neil wrote:I've been interested in this for a while.
Shafpocalypse Now wrote:The traditions of Indian wrestlers hold more clues to real yoga than most of the claptrap you can find about it
You're so weird, Mickey.
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Re: Kokoro Yoga by Mark Devine

Post by Beer Jew » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:59 pm

Lol @ Shaf doing Yoga. Get some pics up comrade, stat!

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Re: Kokoro Yoga by Mark Devine

Post by Bobby » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:12 pm

Beer Jew wrote:Lol @ Shaf doing Yoga. Get some pics up comrade, stat!
Well,not everyone`s goal in life is being fat.Some want to be able to move and stuff like that.
You`ll toughen up.Unless you have a serious medical condition commonly refered to as
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Re: Kokoro Yoga by Mark Devine

Post by Bobby » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:14 pm

TerryB wrote:
Mickey O'neil wrote:I've been interested in this for a while.
Shafpocalypse Now wrote:The traditions of Indian wrestlers hold more clues to real yoga than most of the claptrap you can find about it
You're so weird, Mickey.
Isn`t everyone interested in how indian wrestelers train? Who wouldn`t want teh strempf and endurance of the great Gama?
You`ll toughen up.Unless you have a serious medical condition commonly refered to as
"being a pussy".

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Re: Kokoro Yoga by Mark Devine

Post by Shafpocalypse Now » Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:16 pm

I have heard 2 other former seals imply Divine is a dipshit with shitty products and he never saw combat operations.

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