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Miserable Yoga [May 27 - June 23]


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This challenge is modified from the very popular “Beer Yoga” PvP…that I think was originally developed by MaxCurtis and Apflestrudi. I think it was then carried on by Nymeria and perhaps others. Here are the rules this time around?

Read the rules carefully! Please only do exercises that are at your level! 

How it works:

Basically, it's a type of twister game, only instead of spinning the colour-wheel, you roll dice and instead of the twister mat, you do a yoga pose.

- Use a dice generator/use a d100 die and roll once. (For example this one: http://www.rangen.co.uk/misc/dicegen.php )

 

- Go to the PvP Spreadsheet, look up the number you rolled. You might have one of a variety of reactions:

·         Oh I’m a pro at this: Good for you. Put a frown on your face and prove it!

·         I know that pose and kind of hate it: Even better! You won’t have to fake misery.

·         That’s ridiculous, I can’t do that!: Figure out an easier version or do your best. (That’s about 75% of the poses for me….scale it as much as you want, totally legit)

·         I can’t do that pose, I don’t know how to scale it, and I’m afraid I might get hurt: Roll again. Don't get hurt.

 

  To “reserve” the pose, write your name on the spreadsheet and color it in yellow.  This means you haven’t done it yet, but you will in the next couple of days. You can only reserve one pose at a time.

 

Figure out what you want to do to make the pose “miserable”. It’s 100% up to you. It could be something about your surroundings, the look on your face, your clothing, the pose itself. There are some suggestions and ideas in a few of the posts below...and I'm pretty sure more will be coming soon!!!

Give evidence (picture or video, whatever you're comfortable with…even a drawing or detailed description if you really don’t want to post a picture)

Obviously taking a picture while doing yoga is challenging. Last time I usually tried setting up my camera on a timer. Some people had a friend do it. Obviously, poorly executed yoga selfies could be miserable in their own right.

 

After you complete the pose and post a picture, change the color on the spreadsheet to green

 

The PvP is loosely turn-based. There will be no set order to allow people to come in whenever they want, but once you've had your turn, you have to wait for at least one person do strike a pose before you can turn again. (You can reserve another one but wait before posting).

 

Each pose can only be done once. If you roll a number that's been rolled before, roll again! (unless we reach 100 super quick, then starts all over again in the next column!)

I checked some but not all the links to pictures of the poses. If you find one that is broken, you can PM me to fix it and/or use your own google magic to figure out what the pose traditionally looks like.

 

I know it says May 27, but you can start whenever you want! Who am I to stand in the way of misery??

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Xena, Level 14+ Valkyrie Ranger

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The general idea is to steal the format of several previous "Beer Yoga" PvP's...you get assigned a pose and take a photo doing the pose to the best of your ability**...while being "miserable".

 

Miserable is up to you to define...it might mean outside in bad weather, it might mean in an annoying or unappealing location, it might mean that the pose itself is uncomfortable or that you are trying to do it while hung over.

 

Details coming (it will be very similar to "Beer yoga" for those who remember it)...Who's interested????

 

(*** This PvP is for anyone who wants to do it. It's 100% fine to scale any pose to something you can safely do. Just make your best attempt. If you can't safely do/attempt the pose, you can pick a different one...again more details coming).

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Xena, Level 14+ Valkyrie Ranger

January 2017  December 2016

Oct/Nov 2016

 

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Is this open to everyone? Is so, count me in

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I loved beer yoga, so I'm in! I have a strong "resting bitch face" so I should be pretty good at this.

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Oh, man.  I already said I was in...and now I hear I have to post photos.  Oh, the horror!  I'm good at being miserable, though.  I will think of something :) 

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On 5/22/2017 at 9:37 PM, WhiteGhost said:

Is this open to everyone? Is so, count me in

Of course!! I had a wicked headache earlier, but I promise I'll pull this together soon. Full directions will be up this weekend at the latest.

 

14 hours ago, Charlie_Quinn said:

I loved beer yoga, so I'm in! I have a strong "resting bitch face" so I should be pretty good at this.

I loved it too! I'm not convinced about this so-called RBF. Will need evidence :-)

 

9 hours ago, Terra said:

Thank you for organizing this...  

LOL this!

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Love it!

 

6 hours ago, suzyQlou said:

Oh, man.  I already said I was in...and now I hear I have to post photos.  Oh, the horror!  I'm good at being miserable, though.  I will think of something :) 

 

I have faith in you. So the "misery" is up to you. You could choose to be happy in a situation others might find miserable. Maybe you are sitting in a pile of unfolded laundry while doing a half lotus. Maybe there is an informercial on tv in the background.

 

We really do want everyone to post photos, but if that's a serious deterrent, you can find some other creative way of participating. Paint us a "word picture" (write a funny description) of your miserable yoga experience.

 

 

For inspiration:

Miserable or fun or both??

 

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I'm in!

 

 

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11 hours ago, Xena said:

Not exactly miserable, but hilarious

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The cord for her blinds is in an unfortunate position. It looks like she's drooled down her chin.

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Looks like I am on deck for Lion.  Just checked the picture, is this really a real yoga pose???

 

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1 minute ago, Xena said:

All fixed...and how could you not look miserable doing this!!!

 

(Hint: I completely think you should just go for it, but if you feel too silly posting this, no one ever said the picture had to be from the front).

 

 

 

Oh, I'll do it, and be right miserable to boot. I just thought yoga poses were about all about balancing and contortion and combinations of the two.

<<< Knows nothing about yoga...

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#85 The Lion

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