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I Love Yoga

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    Makes the body flexible.

    Gives tone, strength, and endurance
    jenna6978 jenna6978 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I have been practicing yoga off

    and on for about 12 years. I know very well that I can do it by myself at home, anytime I want. And sometimes I do. . But I really prefer the interaction and the atmosphere of a class, with an instructor who provides guidance, lights candles, etc. And I have found a decent yoga...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 20 Responses Feb 12

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    Our daughter is the expert.

    She does an amazing workout every morning.
    skyherald skyherald 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 29

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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 3 Responses Jul 31, 2014

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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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    the room today was below 20 degrees due to the

    heating being down, worst practice ever!!!
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 12 Responses Jan 5

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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, 2014

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    I need a new mat. But I don't want to spend a

    lot of money. Something heavy and durable. Suggestions?
    diggadog diggadog 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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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, 2014

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    It's pretty cool. My teacher has a picture of a

    spirit who visited a class in December. My teacher never finished saying what she was saying in her head and the sprit flew downstairs and out the door and the teachers husband got the spirit on his camera. She ( the spirit) hasn't been seen since. Although as she was leaving...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    What's the one yoga pose you have a hard time

    achieving? I have a hard time with reverse tabletop
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 24

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    lifes little pleasures #392: its like pure

    heaven when you do an upward dog and hear your back pop..
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    I do yoga several times a week.

    It's so much harder than people who don't do it think it is. After my class on the way home I listen to this song in my car.....reminding myself that I did something amazing for myself and therefore I'm beautiful....more on the inside ;)
    JustaSillyfairy JustaSillyfairy 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 24

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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 went to a Bhudist retreat last week

    and I'm still here. I love yoga I was introduced to it last week and I'm all well I feel whole my being, heart and soul is at peace. Physically I am more flexible. Btw I'm 16 and il do yoga for the rest of my life.
    NamzyZizi NamzyZizi 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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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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    Hurt my wrist somehow,

    hurts to flex it. Did hot yoga tonight and made it feel a tiny bit better after some painful motions. Debating whether to go tomorrow or not. Really don't want to miss out but also don't want to make it worse. Any pointers ?
    sweetietay sweetietay 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    Just had the best home session ever!

    Doing yoga before bed is literally the most relaxing thing. I am so into it! I love how it strengthens and tones my body while relaxing me at the same time. Nothing like it!
    faithhopelove13 faithhopelove13 18-21 1 Response Dec 19, 2014

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    I wish I had the time,

    space, and energy to continue with it. It honestly changed me when I first began doing it a couple summers ago, and I regret ever stopping. I can't wait to have the space to do it again when I get an apartment hopefully soon.
    kimb27 kimb27 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    I did these downdog to plank pushups today

    and now my left shoulder feels painful, anyone had this problem?
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Just started a 30 day yoga challenge.

    I'm not normally one for this kind of challenge, but i think this will be good for me, hope i can stick with it!
    alextbdl alextbdl 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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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 1 Response Sep 13, 2014

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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 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 16, 2014

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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, 2014

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    No l don't. I hate the idea of it.

    ...just accidentally liked it!!!
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 5 Responses Feb 12

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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 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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    Yoga puts me and rest

    and even helps me sleep at night if I do it before i go to bed. It also makes me feel taller, being 5'3" and all.
    cheybear96 cheybear96 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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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 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 23, 2014

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    Just had such a refreshing 20 minute session!

    Ever since I decided to actually give it a try, yoga has positively impacted my life in such a great way. It's not only relaxing and soothing, but it calms my mind & body and helps me to find this feeling of "inner peace." I feel good after I do a session. No need for fancy...
    faithhopelove13 faithhopelove13 18-21 2 Responses Jan 24

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    As you other yogi's know,

    it's all about breathing. It took me a while to realize this. The poses open and center me, and keep me fit but the benefit lies within the power of breathing. We can subject ourselves to a lot pain and stress but if we're breathing, we can always handle more than we think we...
    Werner351 Werner351 41-45, M Jan 24

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    someone thought it was cold in the yoga room

    and turned it up to almost 80 degrees...I could of died in there today..I'm still sweating
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 7 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    Yoga is so relaxing for me.

    Sometimes, when I'm not in the mood to run or do other types of exercise, I choose yoga. Not only does it work on my arms, legs and ab muscles.. But it helps me find a peaceful inner place through my control of breathing. It's such a great practice to get into!
    faithhopelove13 faithhopelove13 18-21 Mar 16

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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 5 Responses Aug 7, 2007

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    Yoga is my therapy. Can't believe I went

    so many years without it.
    kylakel kylakel 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 10

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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 3 Responses Jul 27, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Wherever you are good evening

    or good afternoon and namaste. We were working on a new set of poses to work on our kidneys and bladders. We wouldn't get results the first night unlike I did. Most would get results in 2-3 days of doing the set for a month and a half. My results: warm kidneys. Let me tell you...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M Jan 7

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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, 2014

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    Jim44444 Jim44444 61-65, M 3 Responses Jun 13, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Yoga does my body good.

    . Plus seeing girls in yoga pants help me become a master of yoga..
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912 36-40, M Dec 20, 2014

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    yogiboo1021 yogiboo1021 41-45, F 7 Responses Mar 6

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    Oceandock19 Oceandock19 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    I unroll my mat.... My time in peacefulness,

    in strength. My body is strong, with each breath my mind calms. This is the place I find.... Me.
    serendipity65 serendipity65 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    Ok, ok...let me just say.

    ..not all yoga classes are the same...and neither are the instructors! It's more than just a medical fact. It goes beyond all facts, and defies all our logic. It's like a smorgasbord And cafeteria on an empty stomache and bank account...nowhere to go but everywhere...to ask...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 20

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