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I can do that! The latest excercise craze sweeping LA! It starts with light stretching and breathing excercises for half an hour. Then assume the "corpse pose" and wait for the neck massage. If you can stay awake.
posted by raaka (36 comments total)

 
I hope the corpse pose isn't made less effective when executed on a couch, with an unwatched TV on across the room.
posted by mosch at 2:24 PM on August 15, 2005


I'm whipping up some boutique T's right now: "I shit myself in relaxation class."
posted by eatitlive at 2:30 PM on August 15, 2005


The word you want is, I believe, "exercise". There is a build-in spell checker, you know?
posted by nkyad at 2:35 PM on August 15, 2005


There is a build-in spell checker

...build-in, eh?
posted by Robot Johnny at 2:47 PM on August 15, 2005


They get people (read that, suckers) to club dues to take naps? That is truly brilliant marketing.

And nkyad, actually, the term is "built-in" spell checker. You're correction loses alot of its impact when you're correction is wrong too. But raaka's spelling made me think this was about a workout and skin rash regimen.
posted by fenriq at 2:49 PM on August 15, 2005


You're correction loses alot of its impact when you're correction is wrong too.

Do you mean a lot of its impact?

Oh hell. Monkies and bares r reelee kewl!!
posted by AspectRatio at 2:52 PM on August 15, 2005


You're correction loses alot of its impact when you're correction is wrong too.

Lest we foget, it's your not you're, rite?

posted by AspectRatio at 2:54 PM on August 15, 2005


Happy ending available?
posted by a3matrix at 2:54 PM on August 15, 2005


Out of Hollywood, no surprise there.

But, fitness experts say, sometimes less is more.

What shoddy journalism.

I can't wait to see what other avenues people will strive for to avoid working out.
posted by Mach3avelli at 2:55 PM on August 15, 2005


Dang, dang, dang. Oh well, it was bound to happen.

I blame it on the Live Preview.
posted by fenriq at 2:56 PM on August 15, 2005


At least you used the right "its".
posted by tepidmonkey at 2:57 PM on August 15, 2005


zzzzzzzzzzz ....
posted by carter at 2:58 PM on August 15, 2005


"That's right honey, I'm exercising...here on the couch, yes."
posted by wavespy at 3:03 PM on August 15, 2005


If you live in the city, and you do yoga, you know how relaxing the corpse pose can be at the end of a session. It really helps empty the mind of distraction. I can see why that would be of interest to city-dwellers.
posted by Rothko at 3:03 PM on August 15, 2005


Mach3avelli, didn't we have the escalator to the gym post last week?
posted by fenriq at 3:06 PM on August 15, 2005


I have been a Professional Napper for going on three years. I took bronze last year in the 60m (min) PanAm nap relay. But they took my medal. The do-gooders! I tested positive for Turkey patty. Goddamnit!

YES. It's true. I've been doping the L-tryptophan! Don't judge! You would too. The competition is something fierce with Al gore entering the ring!
posted by tkchrist at 4:01 PM on August 15, 2005


We have a thirty minute stretch and breath class at our gym-it's really nice after a Spin class.

If someone is really dedicated to working out, a more relaxed day at least once a week really is called for. You find you can do more the rest of the time. Works for me, anyhow.
posted by konolia at 4:05 PM on August 15, 2005


Better than nothing.
posted by mrgrimm at 4:09 PM on August 15, 2005


But you burn slightly more calories per minute than an actual corpse!
posted by parallax7d at 4:20 PM on August 15, 2005


Didn't this used to be called this Pilates.
posted by 517 at 4:24 PM on August 15, 2005


This makes sense if integrated with other work-outs. I've recently taken to cycling and I've found that one recovery day a week (that is, a day without exercise) is extremely beneficial. To become fit one needs exercise AND rest. It's all about the balance.
posted by elwoodwiles at 4:38 PM on August 15, 2005


We have a thirty minute stretch and breath class at our gym-it's really nice after a Spin class.

I pulled a nose muscle in "breathing" class once so I usually skip that for the less intense "blinking" class.
posted by tkchrist at 4:39 PM on August 15, 2005


Toss in eating Fritos and engaging in occasional self-abuse and you've got my exercise regimine.
posted by maxsparber at 5:29 PM on August 15, 2005


Better than nothing.

Blasphemer. I never exercise (or even exert my self physically unless I'm being paid) and I drink and smoke to excess, and I have an atrocious diet and I will dance on all your graves, you hear me!
posted by jonmc at 5:52 PM on August 15, 2005


jonmc, you have to live long enough for us to be IN them first, dear....come join me in Spin class.
posted by konolia at 6:12 PM on August 15, 2005


come join me in Spin class.

Do the bikes come with ashtrays, and can holders for my beer?
posted by jonmc at 6:14 PM on August 15, 2005


Grammar nazis are funny when their wrong.
posted by blasdelf at 7:14 PM on August 15, 2005


engaging in occasional self-abuse

occasional? You call 3 times a day occasional?

Perhaps I've revealed too much...
posted by graventy at 7:25 PM on August 15, 2005


On the note of grammar Nazis, Hitler supposedly had terrible grammar.
posted by AVandalay at 12:16 AM on August 16, 2005


As others have said, I can see why this is popular. Learning how to relax properly is a skill.
posted by asok at 1:38 AM on August 16, 2005


I practice being a corpse every day, but i can't seem to get the hang of it. Guess i'll go on "looking around".
posted by gorgor_balabala at 1:43 AM on August 16, 2005


OMFG they R napping!!!!1

"No yoga session is complete without the final pose – Savasana. The body needs this time to understand the new information it has received through practicing yoga. Even though Savasana is a resting pose, it’s not the same a sleeping! You should stay present and aware during the five to ten minute duration of final relaxation." - About.com
posted by melt away at 3:37 AM on August 16, 2005


This is my kind of exercise! : )
posted by SisterHavana at 9:32 AM on August 16, 2005


Didn't this used to be called this Pilates.

Pilates is actually a great workout. I'm not an "organized exerciser" (meaning I take the stairs, bike, walk, play sports, etc.), but it's the best pure workout I've ever had.
posted by mrgrimm at 1:14 PM on August 16, 2005


Do the bikes come with ashtrays, and can holders for my beer?


No ashtrays, but you can park your beer in the water bottle holder on the side of the bike. It's big enough.
posted by konolia at 4:30 PM on August 16, 2005


Do the bikes come with ashtrays, and can holders for my beer?

LOL.

You know I used to train with this guy who could do just that. He was in fantastic shape. Yet thirty seconds after the most crazy intense hour of sparring, hitting mitts, jump rope and running he would sprint to his gym bag, tear off his hand wraps, and bust out a smoke and just suck that frigg'n thing down like it was an oxygen tank right there in the gym!

The Coaches and corner men would be screaming at him as their fighters were coughing and shit. Hilarious.

Spin class? Not for me. Unless you like going nowhere while you develop golf-ball sized hemorrhoids.
posted by tkchrist at 4:47 PM on August 16, 2005


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