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I Love Yoga

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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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    What is your favorite yoga pose?

    I have two I love: Eagle Pose and Half Moon Pose. Stretching perfection:-)
    frspch frspch 46-50, F 3 Responses May 20

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    Nothing gets me the way yoga does.

    Love the poses, the challenging back bends and headstands. It has everything I need- a sense of achievement and that relaxation at the end!
    qiuuu qiuuu 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    Anyone have personal experience with yoga

    stretches for improvement of functionality of knee with osteoarthritis? Any poses to avoid or to focus on?
    Jim44444 Jim44444 61-65, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Just did a half hour of morning time yoga to

    help me wake up and relax for the day. Yoga is so peaceful and invigorating, I love it. Perfect, tranquil start to my day 😌 namaste.
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 May 28

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    Namaste!! Today was an excellent yoga

    experience. I'm thankful for teachers who help me get grounded.
    CoffeeBrewin14 CoffeeBrewin14 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 7

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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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    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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    I started practicing Yoga about 15 years ago.

    I was going through a lot of stress at work and was drawn to Yoga. I didn't know much about it, but luckily found a great Yoga teacher. I have practiced on and off over the years. I go to classes for a while, stop, then get restless and go again. Over the last few years...
    YogiSteve YogiSteve 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 20

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    I Never Thought I'd Like It This Much

    I started practicing yoga in February in an attempt to reduce the stress in my life. The first few group classes were quite trying since I had never done it before and, more importantly, I am probably one of the more inflexible 40-year old out there. I was just busy catching up...
    DolphinSmiles DolphinSmiles 41-45, M Jun 28, 2011

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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
    thetiredmama thetiredmama 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yoga Healing

    I love yoga. It is one of the tools which helps me create in my work as a writer/poet. I feel like I can conquor anything after finishing a session. Add that to my love of belly dancing and look out world! I feel strong, vibrant and alive. It's helped me heal heart hurts in...
    yogababy yogababy 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 11, 2010

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    It's a shame that some people never get to

    experience the changes that yoga brings to one's life
    wewanderers wewanderers 16-17, M Jun 13

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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 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 2 days ago

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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 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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    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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    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 6 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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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 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 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Yoga Tips For Beginners

    The most appropriate time for practicing Yoga is in the morning. It is the time when the mind is calm, composed and fresh and the body movements can be performed with considerable ease and vigor. To get started you need to have the urge and confidence in yourself. To...
    ABCDEF7 ABCDEF7 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 31, 2012

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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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    maisiekake maisiekake 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 8

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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.
    dyingalittleinside97 dyingalittleinside97 16-17, F Jul 1

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    Just got back from yoga class!

    Feeling so relaxed and carefree after a full week of exams.
    jhowell27 jhowell27 16-17, F May 15

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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 2 days ago

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    Jim44444 Jim44444 61-65, M 3 Responses Jun 13

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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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    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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    I love yoga, I do it everyday,

    I Instagram about it, I dream about teaching it. I want to yoga
    laogal laogal 26-30, F May 30

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    I started going to classes three years ago,

    and it is wholesome. The techniques enhance my existence.
    Bourgault Bourgault 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 16

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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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    Need More Practice

    I've been practicing yoga for 3 years now and it has done wonders for my health.  I learned at first by watching programs on TV (Wai Lana and others) but started going to yoga sessions about a year ago and have learned quite a bit from other people.  I find it to have a...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 11 Responses May 14, 2007

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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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    So beautiful. Moved me to tears of happiness

    and release today at yoga class. #yoga #theuniverse #nocoincidences
    CoffeeBrewin14 CoffeeBrewin14 31-35, F Jul 7

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    My guy friend only knows the downward dog.

    ..Cliche? Eft. BUT i wanna make yoga friends! HIH O-O I'll stop being silly now...Hmm.
    ThatIsSoJill ThatIsSoJill 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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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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    I love and hate yin yoga.

    lol. It is good for you but oh, it is hard.
    frspch frspch 46-50, F 2 Responses May 11

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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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    I Want To Create A 40 Days Yoga Routine........

    its a pity that we are not able to create groups anymore in ep, i might be wrong but i have been struggling to create a group but i am not able to....! it hurt me to see ep has become such a strange place but i cannot leave it so i have accepted the change............!!!the main...
    destinygirl22 destinygirl22 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So the other day I went to a thrift store by my work and hit the jackpot!!! The racks were overflowing with an overwhelming selection of womens clothes, anything and everything...
    need4speed28 need4speed28 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I started yoga last year and went to a studio for a month, but then I stopped going. This year I tried to do it myself at home, but I almost never feel relaxed or refreshed. I've...
    DonnaDoe DonnaDoe 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Today's yoga practice was a challenge. I overextended my back when I was bike riding over the weekend. Things were difficult however I greens a greater appreciation of what I...
    CoffeeBrewin14 CoffeeBrewin14 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I really love the idea of doing yoga, being at one with myself, and being more healthy. I bought one of those yoga apps so that I could do it in my room on my mat. I just started...
    englxnd23 englxnd23 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    My personal journey with yoga began over 25 years ago. Got a book with a set of hatha poses. At the time I was working a stressful job and needed something for exercise. I noticed...
    Vaoav Vaoav 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I like yoga. I have recently found yoga to be wonderful. It is helping me be more flexible. Which is fantastic. It is also helping maintain my weight. It is also fun doing all...
    dev1978 dev1978 36-40, T 6 days ago

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    The first time I hear of Bikram Yoga was from one of my clients, he was singing its praises, so me being me, I signed up that same weekend. I was hooked from day one. The instant...
    Alejandro80 Alejandro80 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    Love to wear my yogas.....make my *** look good and they are so comfy