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I Love Yoga

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    My Source - My ground Where I begin to live My anchor A source of stability My foundation A source of support My view A source of inspiration My surface A source of awakening My...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 6 Responses Feb 19, 2012

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    Love it! And I love people who practice with me, it's the best thing I only wish I discovered it earlier in life :)
    millusions millusions 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    I have done yoga since I was a teen. It has keep me centered and in great shape. It is the one thing that I have never given up through all my ups and downs.
    SouthernJoy SouthernJoy 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Different That Anything I'd Ever Done - Middle aged guy here. A couple of years ago at the ripe old age of 50, I started doing yoga with the early morning TV shows. I started...
    Satyr50 Satyr50 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 8, 2013

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    Well I have been doing yoga on regular basis for three month. It has helped me to feel fit physically and be calm emotionally . My home life sucks. My wife keeps nagging me on...
    kmanm kmanm 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    My Yoga Routine - I feel yoga is a relaxing practice which help eliminate my stress while also giving me something to get my mind of things going on at the moment. With a few of...
    Alphab3tSoup Alphab3tSoup 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 31, 2013

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    First class at Myoga. Back on track again. Feeling good because I had pick up from where I left.
    Yogicky Yogicky 36-40, F Jan 12

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    Yoga Gal - I began taking yoga after finding out about my husbands affair- that was 4 years ago- in June I will began the journey from student to teacher.  In college I was a...
    lenee68 lenee68 36-40 2 Responses Jan 19, 2008

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    Been doing it for about three years. It's really helped with a back injury I had sustained in a car accident. And it's good for the soul :)
    pawton pawton 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 8

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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...
    DolphinSmiles DolphinSmiles 41-45, M Jun 28, 2011

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    "10 Reasons Why You Should Date A Girl Who Practices Yoga" I’ve never been into the cardio side of exercise. Treadmills are just a quantifiable measure of my inability to run a...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M Feb 12

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    A women doing yoga is so sexy
    sismo sismo 41-45, M Dec 17, 2013

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    I started doing yoga about a month ago.. and it was one of the best choices I've made! after doing yoga I feel re-energized, calm, happy, and my body feels good. I have already...
    michellemay michellemay 18-21, F Jan 27

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    Best Exercise - Breath. Stretch. Breath. Hold. Relax. I love the fluid movements of yoga. As I follow the movements, I can feel the stress of the day melting away. I can feel my...
    hannah24 hannah24 22-25, F 1 Response May 15, 2011

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    My fitness journey began with losing a good 40lbs or so, altering my diet, lifting weights, running. I actually felt pretty good, with more energy and like my health was improving...
    AshleyFitness AshleyFitness 22-25, F Feb 28

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    A Year Off - I haven't been to class in year due to work. I practice on my own. Not as much fun. I'm feeling inspired and challenged and going back starting this week. Namaste
    tjfire2012 tjfire2012 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 28, 2012

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    Rejuvenating - It's the one thing I look forward to when going home after work. Just 10 minutes, just 20 minutes, anything. It has been so rejuvenating for me lately. With the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 26, 2012

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    Yoga Rhymes With Yoda and Starts With the Same Letter As Yellow!!! - I became an occasional individual practitioner of yoga last summer. After perhaps one of the most amazing...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 16, 2008

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    I took my first yoga class on December 31st last year. It was my way to "ring in the New Year" despite what was going on in my life at the time. It was such a freeing experience...
    authenticexistence authenticexistence 18-21, F Mar 26

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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...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 11 Responses May 14, 2007

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    Teaching Yoga - I began yoga simply to satisfy my own vanity: to be flexible and look good. But a year later I realized I wanted something more from it than to simply fulfill my...
    meljh meljh 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 29, 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...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2012

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    Yoga Is Not Satanic - So I am not sure how long this controversy has been arising but lately there have been more and more claims that Yoga was practiced by the occult and is part...
    saintargentina saintargentina 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 2, 2013

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    Yoga & Scoliosis Spinal Fusion I have just started yoga as a way to rebuild and tone the muscles in my spine, legs, and core to hopefully ease the discomfort and tightness i have...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    I started with bikram, but I found it too competitive. The heat actually made my skin worse and stressed me out. Then I found vinyasa! It was the perfect mix of cardio and...
    Jkynn Jkynn 31-35, F Feb 8

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    Meditation -
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Sep 28, 2013

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    I Love (Real) Yoga. Of course, real Yoga is all about the Hindu religion, taught by Hindus (to anyone who wants to learn) and not for a fee. That is why I Love Yoga :)
    classyoga classyoga 61-65, M Mar 3

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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...
    AbrahamL AbrahamL 41-45, M Jan 28, 2013

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    Hot Yoga - For the past couple of weeks ... I have practiced hot yoga six days a week with a break on Fridays.  It is changing the way I eat, feel, sleep, interact ... for the...
    JoyceAnne JoyceAnne 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2010

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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...
    yogababy yogababy 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 11, 2010

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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...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F Feb 11

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    Pleasant Interruption - I settled in after my run today for some light slow movements. Lying on the floor with my knees pulled up to my chest, focusing my attention on each disc...
    changeiscertain changeiscertain 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 18, 2013

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    Addicted To Yoga - Yoga. Just the word itself relaxes me. Recently I learned that the original purpose of yoga was to prepare your mind for meditation. I never knew that. I thought...
    whisperingwind whisperingwind 51-55, F 4 Responses Jun 10, 2011

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    Soothes My Soul - Yoga was the first step I took on my spiritual journey.  Life hasn't always been easy for me.  My mom battled depression and anxiety although she...
    goddessone goddessone 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 28, 2008

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    Yoga Keeps Me Sane! - I've been into yoga since I was about 14. Sometimes I get away from it, but I always come back...and the mat is waiting for me. It's nice to have a space, a...
    davedaddykh1 davedaddykh1 46-50, M Jan 26, 2012

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    I'm looking for more yoga resources online that can help me on my yoga journey. I practice from DVD's at home but I find myself getting bored with them more easily (they consist of...
    EmmyChi EmmyChi 22-25 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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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...
    destinygirl22 destinygirl22 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    Spiritual or material? You cannot show your full potential if the house of your sole - the body, is not functioning to its best. In fact our bodies are our best friends, as they...
    mayaangpetrova mayaangpetrova 41-45, F Dec 9, 2013

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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...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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    Regaining Passion For Life Through Yoga - In my teens and twenties, I was really into working out. Then life, family, work made it difficult. Now in my 50s and starting again in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 23, 2012

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    New To It - I am very new too it. Recently started but i love it already. I dont know all there is to know about it and i am sure in time i will learn but for now i just love it...
    Susannersbananers Susannersbananers 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 31, 2013

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    Done my yoga I feel more relax now
    tweetykitty tweetykitty 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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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...
    artisticness artisticness 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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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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    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...
    JennaR JennaR 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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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 2 Responses Feb 18

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    Downward facing dog is the best pose no wait then again every pose is fun
    lilay98 lilay98 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 20

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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...
    internalarts internalarts 36-40 4 Responses Aug 7, 2007

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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...
    ABCDEF7 ABCDEF7 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 31, 2012

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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...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 5, 2013

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