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I Love Yoga

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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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    So I started doing yoga using the Denise Austin

    workout DVDs and I already feel amazing. You can mix and match your workout. So far I did the abs and rejuvenate workout for 21 minutes. The full DVD program is 50 minutes if you do both parts. I might just have to finish it later.
    Leosbaby0311 Leosbaby0311 16-17, F Jul 1

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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 1 Response Sep 10

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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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    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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    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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    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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    So I was skeptical of how well my "beginners

    breathing" routine on my yoga app would work for me. Today, I was feeling anxious randomly & I have a hard time breathing when I get anxiety. Well after 30 minutes of breathing funny and feeling uncomfortable I decided to give it a go... I feel brand new! It was only a 15...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 1 Response Jul 13

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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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    Sunrise vinyasa at 6:30 AM.

    Is there a better way to start a Friday?
    Jim44444 Jim44444 61-65, M 3 Responses May 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 4 Responses Aug 7, 2007

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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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    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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    It's relaxing and gives you a work out without

    feeling like you are working out
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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 love the clarity in yoga.

    It's a beautiful thing.
    ventingagain ventingagain 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 21

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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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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♥
    Christy922 Christy922 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Hot Yoga saved my life!

    Ok, that's a little dramatic. But hot yoga has been the best anti-depressant/anti-anxiety treatment I've ever had. The focused breathing (I'm an asthmatic, so I really need to concentrate to breath properly), the sweat, the strength required, it's just bliss for me. I'll be...
    AlainaM5 AlainaM5 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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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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    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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    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...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 Sep 6

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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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    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 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Never have done yoga

    but am interested in partner yoga. It seems like it's a very good bonding exercise.
    ONEPIECE749 ONEPIECE749 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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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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    It's so calming. Take a class,

    do it at least a couple times a week but stretch everyday. Builds strength, tones you, de-stresses you, and gives you better concentration. Love it.
    mariatheresae mariatheresae 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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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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    Jim44444 Jim44444 61-65, M 3 Responses Jun 13

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    Started my morning with some calming,

    deep breathing yoga! So cleansing, relaxing and healthy. Pairing stretching and deep breathing = a great combination. Yoga is a great way to show a little self love and find peace! Namaste.
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 1 Response Jun 26

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    I started ashtanga yoga 9 months ago.

    1 hour every 3 days with dieting and lost 55lbs in the first 2 1/2 months. Still do it but just jumped up to an hour every other day. Trying to get my 6 pack before I turn 45 on Halloween:-) It's truly changed my life. I don't get into the chanting at the beginning but enjoy...
    OilDaddy OilDaddy 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 28

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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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    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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    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 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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    A little post HIIT workout yoga is

    so relaxing and really calms my heart rate down. I love getting a good stretch in, feeling calm and building some muscle. Yoga has truly been a lifesaver for me throughout my anxiety disorders. It really benefits me and I look forward to doing it daily or after workouts to cool...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 Jul 12

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    Yoga exercises are excellent; the speaker does

    them every day, for an hour or more; but that is merely physical exercise, to keep the body healthy, and so on.” Krishnamurti:
    Shanti00 Shanti00 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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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 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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    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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    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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    maisiekake maisiekake 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 8

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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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    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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    Love to see girls in yoga pants because they capture ALL their beautiful curves!
    Here4u72 Here4u72 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 26

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    I am certified by YogaWorks. Love the mind body connection. Yoga citti vritti nirodah. Yoga removes mind clutter.
    WaterOx WaterOx 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    I got into yoga around 2000. It's incredible how fusing breath with movement can change your life. In 2008, I became certified with YogaWorks. Love my flexibility and calm mind...
    WaterOx WaterOx 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    I do my yoga while naked, to my yoga videos.
    jamesmark4 jamesmark4 66-70, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    As I've said before, I'm a 55 year old single yoga mom and my 26 year old son lives at home and tries to control my life. He tries to tell me that I can't wear yoga pants/shorts...
    yogamom55 yogamom55 51-55, F 9 Responses Sep 11

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