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    I am trying to get a certificate

    as a Yoga Instructor, but the financial investment for it has pushed it back from happening for a few months. Instead of going through a private company, I found out I can get a certificate through a community college for a much lower price. I still have to finish my AA first...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 24

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    That's the good thing about Fyber Fitness.

    They have all the classes and facilities I need! Yoga classes are excellent, as are the boxing, and then the gym is fully equipped too!
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    One breathe. I start with one breath

    and I am taken away. So present that it's almost not real. Movement surges from within and I follow, trusting, in sync with all that I am. I always come out a little changed, a little better, a little happier, a little more free. It just takes one breath.
    artisticness artisticness 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    I tried yoga nidra last night

    after a flow class. What an amazingly, zenful experience. Simplicity can be a beautiful and enlightening.
    frspch frspch 51-55, F 6 Responses Sep 7

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    I love and hate yin yoga.

    lol. It is good for you but oh, it is hard.
    frspch frspch 51-55, F 4 Responses May 11

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    I don't practice it on a regular basis

    but I sometimes do hot yoga (moksha? I believe ) I love how I feel coming out of it. You're body feels completely unhinged and jelly like, and I always come out with the goofiest smile on my face it's so uplifting ! And menstrual cycle say no more I'm there the entire time...
    MSCris MSCris 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Yoga completely recharges me.

    Life can be stressful and my mind can be racing all day long. It's great to take an evening yoga class and re-center myself. The yoga poses challenge me but I try to be understanding and compassionate toward myself - such a challenge! I can't wait until my next class!!! Hehe
    AriaShakti AriaShakti 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 27

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    I began doing yoga with my teacher girlfriend

    in her salon de jour. I have begun using a gym here in Paris, near the theatre, and they have yoga classes.
    Mstroig Mstroig 18-21, F Sep 5

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    Waking up early to do yoga every morning has

    helped me with so much I feel calm and relaxed throughout the day and find the inner peace and balance that my soul needs to thrive‚ô•
    Christy922 Christy922 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I've just started taking yoga classes

    after a hiatus of many years. I love it!
    Beth1218 Beth1218 46-50 2 Responses Oct 12

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    I now no why yoga is about discipline

    because I've been doing asanas off and on for about 8 years but I'd really like to be more on than off and be doing them daily but often times find it hard to focus or feel inspired to just get up and do an hour or two. I think life gets busy and then I start making excuses and...
    simplycomplex82 simplycomplex82 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    Been doing the Sphinx,

    followed by The Pidgeon and Thread The Needle. Trying to get rid of the pain in my butt. All good stretches, but not quite working. Any other yogis out there with suggestions?
    enlightenme2 enlightenme2 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    I just want to rent a cottage out by the lake,

    wake up early in the morning and do yoga while the sun rises.. Is this too much to ask?!! I just need some time alone by myself to work on my mind, body and soul!!
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 26

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    My yoga instructor told me I had very flexible

    hips ... I have a hard time staying in one place or a certain move sometimes
    fiestychica fiestychica 22-25, F Sep 25

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    I've been going to classes in Tours

    for about a year now. They're run by a guy named Antoine, who has actually been to India. There is much to the physical aspects, but more to the spiritual aspects of yoga.
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I have been practicing yoga

    for two years now. I regularly practice Bikram & Aerial Yoga. It puts me at ease and helps clear my mind. Aside from the mental health benefits, yoga is amazing for the body. Yoga is my anchor.
    lovelywanderlust lovelywanderlust 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    I used to stretch and do yoga every day

    for about an hour. My favorite poses to do were Camel, King pigeon, and Bird of paradise. I quit a couple months ago due to several reasons and I wish I hadn't. Im trying to do yoga and contortion again. In July 2013, I was outside doing yoga when I got the call. My mom had...
    Acebo Acebo 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    Groundwork

    If faerie can single out one reason why I love yoga... It will not be... because it teaches me patience because it shows me enlightenment because it gives me strength because it allows me peace because it opens my heart because it enriches my soul... It will not be only one of...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2012

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    I have a yoga class I'll be doing

    when the semester starts so that'll be cool
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Spoilt doing a yoga class on the terrace with

    this view this morning :) beats the usual sweaty gym haha!
    Magdamay Magdamay 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 5

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    Starting my 200 hour yoga teacher training in

    January of 2015. Something I have been wanting to do for awhile now. I'm doing a Bhakti style training. Share your own story of your yoga training with me and what you liked and or disliked about it. Did you find yourself teaching a lot afterwards? Did it feel worth it all?
    sokoari sokoari 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    After a long, fun day with my crazy family,

    a relaxing yoga session is much needed! Lana Del Ray Pandora playing with watermelon candle burning! What are some relaxing yoga moves? What are some must haves for you?
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 13

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    I Started

    In my early twenties... It was a Friday Morning, eight thirty class... Being an Introvert, I figured I am tailor made for yoga...the same way a sailor feels about the high seas, or a pilot over the evening sky... There are an endless amount of benefits one can accrue through...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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    The mind frame that comes with it is priceless

    and lovely to start the day with
    SingingHeartsNow SingingHeartsNow 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    Yoga changed my life 6 years ago.

    I have found balance and calmness in my soul and my spirit and even tho I encounter myself going thru very difficult adversities, I still have to say I couldn't handle the external world without my inner peace. Namaste
    debbie2303 debbie2303 36-40, F 1 Response May 4

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    What would you make of this?

    should there be no flaws - it's really impressive. The Boy With Divine Powers - Documentary. 46 mins.30 secs
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M Oct 6

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    I have recently read comments by people

    that they are not good at yoga. The beauty of yoga is that it is not a contest. There is no good or bad yoga. I just read this interesting blog entry that discusses being 'good' at yoga. https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/2014/07/the-unexpected-benefit-of-being-bad-at-yoga
    Jim44444 Jim44444 61-65, M 6 Responses Aug 5

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    Love yoga so much! There is very little

    that can bring so much peace into my life, I love it especially after a long busy day at work. I am just recently getting into acro yoga. I cannot wait to get better! Have any of you tried this?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 10

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    Today, I practiced yoga

    for the first time in about three years and it felt SO good. I fully intend to continue doing yoga on a daily basis like I used to. The investment in my new videos was definitely worth it, and I encourage anyone and everyone to try yoga if they haven't already.
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F Feb 11

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    I'm at the Kripalu yoga institute in Lenox,

    MA for the weekend with my sister. Nestled in the Berkshire mountains, it's one of the most beautiful places on earth. We started the day with a yoga class at 6:30 am, and now we're following it up with kyacking on the lake. I'm not a very spiritual person, but you can't help...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 4 Responses May 31

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    Yoga has eased my back pain,

    strengthened my upper body, improved my posture, flattened my stomach, strengthened my core, increased my flexibility, balance and coordination. I love it. I use a block for side angle poses and any that I can't easily touch my hand to the ground. I still can't do the crow...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    But It Does Not Love Me

    Yes a while back while recording a few exercise programs on the DVR. I thought Hey lets give Yoga a shot. Well I loved it! Looked like my speed for a change of pace from some of my usual work outs when I can't get to they gym or catch a Water Aerobic Class.Well let me tell you...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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    It's relaxing and gives you a work out without

    feeling like you are working out
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F Sep 13

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    Well, I don't exactly know how

    and where to begin...so, I'll start where it's easiest...the beginning. About a month or so ago, I noticed a new hire at one of the hot yoga studios that I attend. She looked exactly like an old friend of mine...a friend who I can honestly say is a tad bit unpredictable and...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    Pain In Life

    An aging Zen master grew tired of his student complaining, and so, one morning, sent him for some salt. When the apprentice returned, the master instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it. "How does it taste?" the master...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 5, 2013

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    I Would Never Consider Doing Yoga a Few Years Back

    I find it quite funny to look back at my less-open self and have a chuckle. A number of years ago I would never even have considered doing yoga. I did martial arts and weight lifting and yoga was just something goofy middle-aged women did. Well, here I am, 36 year old male, and...
    internalarts internalarts 36-40 4 Responses Aug 7, 2007

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    My gym is under new ownership.

    They lowered the pay for all instructors. Now, our Yoga Master is gone as well as two of the best instructors.
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    Namaste! I go to yoga regularly.

    The exercises are essential for my body. Strength creates a holistic remedy to time and circumstances.
    Silfverberg Silfverberg 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    What is your favorite yoga pose?

    I have two I love: Eagle Pose and Half Moon Pose. Stretching perfection:-)
    frspch frspch 51-55, F 5 Responses May 20

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    Forms Of Meditation

     1. Bhakti YogaBhakti yoga, or devotional yoga, is the most natural path for those who are dominantly seeking emotional fulfillment and well being.The "bhakta" usually practices meditation by visualizing, thinking and feeling that the Lord is sitting or standing before him...
    AbrahamL AbrahamL 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 28, 2013

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    Yoga is one thing i really recommend all the

    ladies, or even guys to do...it just is so amazing and useful in everyway. You will understand your body well and is a very healthy thing to do. Great thumbs up to it. No matter how busy i am, i always try to give sometime to it. Yoga all the way people :)
    yumiflyhigh yumiflyhigh 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    Jim44444 Jim44444 61-65, M 3 Responses Jun 13

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    Just had the most amazing yoga session in my

    own bedroom! I did it to the sound of the rain outside and had my small paper lantern lit up for some dim, relaxing light. I really love yoga. It's benefits are innumerable. Strength, stretching, relaxation... Plus the many health benefits! I have really grown fond of sitting...
    faithhopelove13 faithhopelove13 18-21 Sep 6

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    The mind frame that comes with it is priceless

    and lovely to start the day with
    SingingHeartsNow SingingHeartsNow 36-40, F Sep 3

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    I never thought I would like yoga.

    I thought I would hurt myself or that it wasn't really exercise. A year ago, a friend at work who is a guy about the same age at me told me he was taking it and that I should join him. At the same time, I met a yoga enthusiast here on EP who also encouraged me. I can tell...
    Adam4Eve Adam4Eve 46-50, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I finally resumed my yoga practice today

    after a 6 week hiatus following major surgery. It's so great to be back!!!!!
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I practiced yoga in China.

    .. I couldn't understand a word then! Now can speak Chinese and do yoga! My back problems are all gone now!
    lucycoco lucycoco 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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    Can't say I've done yoga

    but I love yoga pants
    24chris24 24chris24 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 10

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    Related Experiences

    Whenever I see a picture of a yoga pose or someone mentions yoga I get excited and have to practice. I think my body recalls the feeling that comes from the poses in the picture.
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I have to admit... It's one of my few weaknesses. A kryptonite of sorts. There is nothing like a woman in yoga pants and a pair of runners or sandals. And the woman doesn't have to...
    Unreasonable1 Unreasonable1 36-40, M Oct 6

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    I'm about to join a club for Yoga and Meditation
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Probably the most comfortable thing in the world, I sleep in them XD
    Gemmamoran Gemmamoran 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    Today is my first day wearing women's yoga pants and so far, I love it. I love how snug they are everywhere and I would love to find a girlfriend who doesn't mind me wearing yoga...