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I Love Yoga

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 7,385 People

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

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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 22-25 Sep 6, 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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    I light up like a Christmas tree (people tell

    me) when I talk about how yoga has changed my life.
    serendipity65 serendipity65 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    I've dabbled in with yoga,

    flirted with it over the last few years. I think it is time to commit.
    DaveSmiles DaveSmiles 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 2

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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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    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 3 Responses Mar 1

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    Karen90 Karen90 22-25, F 3 Responses May 12

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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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    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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    hrylvr12 hrylvr12 66-70, M May 5

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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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    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 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 15 Responses Feb 12

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    I go to yoga every day of the week.

    I think everyone should do hot yoga. It feels so great to sweat out any toxins in the body and there are plenty of other health/appearance benifits
    janey53 janey53 51-55, F May 12

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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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    Read in a magazine that of you can balence on

    one foot with your eyes closed for thirty seconds then you're healthy/have good balence/ sharp mind now it's driving me crazy that I can't lmao. Just a magazine but still
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 2 Responses May 11

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    diggadog diggadog 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    yogiboo1021 yogiboo1021 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 6

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    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 13

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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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    so today they wanted to try something "new" .

    ..which required a lot of plank pushups, squats, chairposes...brutal..just freaking brutal
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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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 3 Responses Feb 17

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    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 1 Response May 1

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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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    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 always feel replenished

    after yoga. Even my 4 year old daughter knows that Monday and Wednesday is Mama time.
    AriaShakti AriaShakti 31-35, F 1 Response May 13

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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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    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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    No matter where I travel I feel at home

    if I just practice yoga while I'm there.
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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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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    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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    So I did aerial yoga today.

    And it was ******* awesome. Yes. That's me in the picture.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 22 Responses May 3

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    Right now well since April 21 we've been

    working on our livers. I hate liver rolls where you're bending in circles one way 3 times and 3 times the other way. I'm always dizzy. There's one pose called standing mountain. You have your legs hip width apart or a little closer. You're hands are by your side with the middle...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M May 12

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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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    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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    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 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, 2014

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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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    So I'm just sitting on my yoga Matt thinking

    about things and feeling the energies. Though my submissive side is out and ready to play lol. Stretching and thinking has had that side of me out..
    OwnMyMind OwnMyMind 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    I've got hamstring attachment tendonitis from

    forward folding. Anyone else experience this? If so, any tips to modify during practice?
    serendipity65 serendipity65 41-45, F 1 Response May 11

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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 4 Responses Mar 23

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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 3 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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    I'm still on my basic Yin Yang poses

    but I hope to Learn Splits how long does it take to reach that level of flexibility???
    NamzyZizi NamzyZizi 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    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 3 Responses Jan 4

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    My friend, CherishMe2 (a beautiful person in

    every sense of the word by the way :-) ) shared her story about Yoga: EP Link And it also got me thinking that my transformation story and the path towards rediscovering myself, started actually almost three years ago. As part of a renewed interest in my health and well-being...
    neeia neeia 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 4, 2014