I Love Yoga

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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.
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    5 Responses Sep 7, 2014

    Just came back from Ubud,

    5 days of doing 3 hours of practice each day. So wonderful meeting experienced instructors and trying out new postures. Most of all, practicing in the natural state (not in air conditioned or heated studios), really brings ones spiritual connection to a higher level...
    psychedelical psychedelical
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2015

    I will be so bold as to say yoga has saved my

    life. It keeps me fit, dramatically helps my sex life/drive as a mother of kids in their 20s and 30s, and it helps so much with stress. Yoga is my life.
    proudmama58 proudmama58
    56-60, F
    Nov 18, 2015

    Exercises are like prose,

    whereas yoga is the poetry of movements. Once you understand the grammar of yoga; you can write your poetry of movements.
    Mcinacann Mcinacann
    41-45, F
    Apr 7, 2016

    I started Yoga last week.

    I had been wanting to try for a long time. My dad was into yoga when he was younger and his grandma loved yoga but only the philosophical side of it. I just never got around to trying it. I was nervous cause I knew nothing about it, everything seemed to advanced to me, I couldn...
    WhirlwindR WhirlwindR
    22-25, M
    Apr 21, 2016

    I've never taken an actual class

    but I've watched YouTube videos and such. I find I enjoy it alot.
    NerdyBookQueen NerdyBookQueen
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jan 28, 2016

    I am not a person that enjoys doing sports

    so when I found yoga I was quite surprised when I like it. Now that I have been doing it for some time I can say it has totally changed my life. I am a very anxous person and I used to have panick atacks every week so it has helped me calm my mind. I also have much more...
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    1 Response Mar 7, 2016
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    4 Responses Jun 30, 2015

    My mom is an instructor at Bar yoga

    so I've been forced to love yoga or my mom will be mad lol! But it's awesome
    jimmyG18 jimmyG18
    22-25, M
    Feb 13, 2016

    Sometimes I will go to a class,

    but mostly I like to be alone and quiet when I do yoga. It's a time to just breath and be silent, for me anyway.
    TheGoddessB TheGoddessB
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Jun 10, 2015

    I am an advanced yogi.

    I love it more than life itself! The wardrobe, the community, atmosphere, ect ect..
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    2 Responses Mar 14, 2016

    I feel so relaxed and loose

    and refreshed afterwards.. so peaceful :D
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles
    22-25, F
    6 Responses May 29, 2015

    Stuffs I've learned from yoga: "if it hurts,

    exhale it" "be strong in and outside your mat" I cherish those quotes ??
    mimiromy mimiromy
    26-30, F
    Feb 14, 2016

    I hate when I tell people I practice yoga

    and the narrow minded people say, "oh, I can't do yoga, it's hard, I'm not flexible and it's gonna cause me to have more pain. I tell them, when I started yoga I wasn't no skinny flexible person, I was pretty heavy and the only thick person in the class, though I couldn't...
    Mariahehe Mariahehe
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2016

    for those who want to know the real yoga pls

    watch videos of Sadhguru..a wonderful mystic..he has a youtube channel...hes working to bring the real yoga all over the world through his foundation called Isha..
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    Jan 30, 2016

    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
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    4 Responses Aug 5, 2014
    HannaBanana420 HannaBanana420
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Oct 1, 2015

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    Want to make videos or play games/sports/physical activities? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links & questions. Film group is no budget, indie, independent, guerrilla (outside of major film industry), skeleton (minimal...
    supergirl805 supergirl805
    22-25, F
    Feb 10, 2016

    Yoga saved my life. I have severe kidney

    and bladder damage, as well as a medication resistant pain disorder and carpal tunnel from overmedication since I was a teenager. I was told point blank by a doctor that my life-expectancy had been cut in half. I also suffer from PTSD. I began practicing yoga and mindfulness...
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    May 29, 2015

    Ok so I don't actually do yoga,

    but I want too. It looks so relaxing, yet so energizing and cathartic at the same time. And when I watch people do it, it looks like they are connected to nature, or wherever they happen to be. Plus it improves balance and probably relaxes your mind. I'll have to try it very...
    J120925 J120925
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 23, 2016

    I am always amazed in my yoga class

    when I'm in a position and feel I'm doing it properly, but the teacher realigns me just slightly and it feels so much better...they have such a grasp on physiology...I'd love to be able to do that.
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    9 Responses Jan 5, 2016

    I actually hate doing yoga

    but I love the way I feel after.
    apresm0i apresm0i
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 1, 2016


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    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 17, 2015

    I've learned that it helps to try different

    teachers. I've struggled with achieving the crow since I began practicing yoga 3 years ago. The teacher who got me there explained the 'squeezing in' once you're up. No one had exactly focused on that important point. Also, I've been doing some upper body work on the machines...
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Feb 29, 2016

    My yoga experience was completely ruined

    forever today when my yoga instructor told me he slept with my mother. He told me he can't teach my class anymore because my negative energy towards him is going to throw off the dynamic of his class. What the actual heck
    icebreakerz icebreakerz
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 3, 2016

    Makes the body flexible.

    Gives tone, strength, and endurance
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    5 Responses Nov 22, 2014

    try YouTube Rodney Yee.

    his yoga tutorials have helped me actually understand what yoga is about
    foReverYOURS3211 foReverYOURS3211
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 2, 2016

    Life is just so much easier to contend with

    when I am in a good Yoga routine .
    IPleadthe5th IPleadthe5th
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Sep 2, 2015

    I'm already somewhat experienced at yoga

    as I like to practice it at home sometimes both for relaxation and fitness. I've got some flexibility an am in pretty good shape for the most part. I'm not completely advanced however. Lately, I've been wanting to expand my practice by joining a class only I'm not sure what...
    wendybunny wendybunny
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Feb 1, 2016

    u started doing yoga

    because I was having really bad anxiety attacks from my ptsd. I had to take time off from work, and I would cry all day. I saw this therapist who specializes in meditational techniques. she taught me how to meditate. than I started doing yoga. I totally started to feel better...
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    Feb 29, 2016

    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
    3 Responses Jul 30, 2014

    I fight with my mom a lot

    but I am lucky to have a mom who teaches yoga so I can go on yoga trips like I did today! My mom is the best. Happy bday mom!
    amayzeing19 amayzeing19
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 27, 2016

    I practice Ajuveda Yoga.

    I enjoy the exercises, the techniques. They help me in my everyday life.
    Dieudonneso Dieudonneso
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Mar 21, 2016
    heatherheadly2000 heatherheadly2000
    16-17, F
    Feb 10, 2016

    I decided this morning to give yoga a try.

    It was a good laugh for the morning just because I felt like such a weirdo haha but it honestly felt really good!!! I think this may be added to a daily routine!
    Poison89 Poison89
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 5, 2016

    I've found that after a divorce it's difficult

    to remember I'm not just a mom but I'm also a woman. Yoga helps with that because it keeps me in sync with my body, along with keeping me fit and strong.
    mamawithattitude mamawithattitude
    51-55, F
    6 Responses Dec 6, 2015
    asianyoga22 asianyoga22
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2016

    Hot yoga today felt soooo goooood.

    Sweated out all the alcohol from the weekend lol
    flexiblegymnast22 flexiblegymnast22
    26-30, F
    Jan 25, 2016

    I started to practice three years ago.

    I can tell Yoga changed my life in a very good sense. These days I'm thinking about becoming a yogi. I'm lucky cause I'm also flexible so maybe I'll teach yoga in the future.
    Nonotu Nonotu
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 14, 2016
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    3 Responses Nov 10, 2014

    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
    7 Responses Feb 12, 2015

    I resumed my yoga pratice today

    after a six month absence due to a shoulder injury I sustained while kayaking. It's great to be back! I'd forgotten how important the spiritual aspects of yoga are to me - the soothing voice of my yoga teacher along with his inspirational words. It was like coming home to a...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2
    56-60, F
    6 Responses Dec 28, 2015

    So I did aerial yoga today.

    And it was ******* awesome. Yes. That's me in the picture.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey
    26-30, F
    20 Responses May 3, 2015

    As of January 5th we've been working on our

    hips, sciatic nerve system, back & neck. As of Tuesday night we've been opening up our shoulders and I have to say that mine are still sore. Of course we had to open up our shoulders again last night. Maybe by February 9th we are going to be working on our kidneys
    balloonboy34 balloonboy34
    31-35, M
    Jan 29, 2016

    I have a private Yoga lesson each week

    and do 20 minutes of asanas each day when I get up and also when I get home from work each day between that and chanting I must say I have found real balance in my day. The next step in my journey is taking up some meditation lessons with a Buddhist monk starting late this month...
    Max054 Max054
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 7, 2016

    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.
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    3 Responses Jan 4, 2015

    All I do is yoga!! It's

    so crucial for keeping a fit and sexy body
    finewineandyoga finewineandyoga
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jan 29, 2016

    Holi is the time to develop understanding

    and love for each other.Here, is a platform for you all to renew your friendship and to expressheartiest love by scribbling a beautiful Holi message for loved ones.
    snehathakur snehathakur
    31-35, F
    Mar 23, 2016

    Yoga is just amazing!

    Second class this week at my gym with this guy whose heavy on upper body positions. He's great though. Once you master certain poses, the reward is that you do them with confidence. I'm so proud of myself- my progress 3 years ago to where I am now, is awesome!! I know it's...
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2016

    Yoga helps my brain health

    so much. And it helps my body be healthy and flexible. it is so calming and worth it!
    nannuh16 nannuh16
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Jan 2, 2016

    Should it bother me when my friends give me a

    hard time about my mother modeling yoga clothes? She makes so much money and she's divorced so it's soo helpful.
    frankiee21 frankiee21
    22-25, M
    Feb 1, 2016

    As a single mother of kids in they're 20s,

    yoga is a MUST. It keeps me relaxed and helps with sex drive which is huge for a 58 year old woman
    proudmama58 proudmama58
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2015

    Love it so much. Keeps me fit,

    flexible, and feeling sexy
    stronggirl26 stronggirl26
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 1, 2015

    I love doing yoga is the most relaxing activity

    for my body and it's always keep me in fit....I do yoga every morning before having breakfast.
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    1 Response Mar 28, 2016
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