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I Love Yoga

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    Gettingout72 Gettingout72 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 10

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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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    What would you make of this?

    should there be no flaws - it's really impressive. The Boy With Divine Powers - Documentary. 46 mins.30 secs
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M Oct 6

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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

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    I just want to rent a cottage out by the lake,

    wake up early in the morning and do yoga while the sun rises.. Is this too much to ask?!! I just need some time alone by myself to work on my mind, body and soul!!
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 26

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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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    That's the good thing about Fyber Fitness.

    They have all the classes and facilities I need! Yoga classes are excellent, as are the boxing, and then the gym is fully equipped too!
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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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 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 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 16

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    I was convinced to try it from a coworker,

    I was suffering from tight hamstrings which lead to lower back probs with some bad sciatica. At first it felt like a chore, but the big payoff at the end is the relaxation poses...I actually feel well rested and relaxed at the end of each yoga practice and now I don't have any...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    stuographer stuographer 36-40, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Spoilt doing a yoga class on the terrace with

    this view this morning :) beats the usual sweaty gym haha!
    Magdamay Magdamay 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 5

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    Been doing the Sphinx,

    followed by The Pidgeon and Thread The Needle. Trying to get rid of the pain in my butt. All good stretches, but not quite working. Any other yogis out there with suggestions?
    enlightenme2 enlightenme2 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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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 2 Responses Sep 13

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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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    My gym is under new ownership.

    They lowered the pay for all instructors. Now, our Yoga Master is gone as well as two of the best instructors.
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    I am thinking to start practicing yoga again

    from tomorrow after a long break of a month. I feel lazy to wake up in this winter morning ..
    iamunique7 iamunique7 18-21 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I m addicted to practice TANTRA .

    . I started with yoga 15 years ago till I discovered tantra .. It is really amazing .. It moves me to other worlds where is the real enjoyment and love till the heavens ..
    ghelmy ghelmy 31-35, M 3 days ago

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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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    Well, I don't exactly know how

    and where to begin...so, I'll start where it's easiest...the beginning. About a month or so ago, I noticed a new hire at one of the hot yoga studios that I attend. She looked exactly like an old friend of mine...a friend who I can honestly say is a tad bit unpredictable and...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M Oct 16

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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 2 Responses Jul 28

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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 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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    So I have just finished doing some yoga earlier

    today and it made me feel great.. 😊😊 after that my daughter and husband surprised me with an early birthday gift. So over all a good yoga day. Oh yeah plus I met this awesome lady on here :)
    JennyMarie82 JennyMarie82 22-25, F 1 day ago

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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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    today i think i need to do some yoga

    and get my mind off things. I do wish though that I had a girl friend to do it with though. Anyone here in New York and do yoga
    JennyMarie82 JennyMarie82 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 Sep 13

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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 18-21 Sep 6

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    This is absolutely my favorite form of

    therapeutic movement. I love working one-on-one with my instructor who is trained in healing and massage therapy also. Yoga helps keep me off pain meds. Yay yoga!
    starasong starasong 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    Namaste friends. I have been doing yoga

    since last September and I love it. I find it hard to do some of the poses with my instructor. I have to do up dog down dog and lock up after 8. I'm only 30 and shouldn't be locking up. Speaking of down dog we have to do 6 push-ups in the down dog position. We have a studio with...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M Nov 7

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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 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    my back pops everytime I do a forward bend

    or a twist...is this concerning?
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 12

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    I love stretching out with yoga,

    helps me prevent injuries with my other more intense workouts
    fitmama21 fitmama21 18-21, F 2 days ago

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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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    Some people say yoga is just

    for the female gender... And to be honest it is mostly females who do it!? But in terms of increasing your stability and flexibility, it is probably the best type of exercise to do :-)
    Fennerbache Fennerbache 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 9

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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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    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 1 Response Jan 28, 2013

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    i love the stretch during yoga

    and feeling good after completeing
    dawg65779 dawg65779 41-45, M 6 days ago

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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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    hi! I'm actually new to yoga,

    but I am currently loving it. I was looking for someone who's experienced in yoga and that has been doing it for quite some time to maybe show me the ropes? I'm also open to suggestions of any kind. I'm very interested in power yoga. :)
    openlycurious openlycurious 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Jim44444 Jim44444 61-65, M 3 Responses Jun 13

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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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    I started doing Yoga about 18 months ago to

    improve my cycling it but loved it.
    stuographer stuographer 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    If you love yoga and travel join me

    and a fun group of like-minded yogi's for 10 days in beautiful Sri Lanka. This is a one of a kind experience traveling and exploring this exotic country and culture, practicing yoga in unique locations and venues, amoungst ancient ruins, temples and golden sand beaches. For all...
    Iheartyoga Iheartyoga 36-40, F Nov 6

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    My yoga instructor told me I had very flexible

    hips ... I have a hard time staying in one place or a certain move sometimes
    fiestychica fiestychica 22-25, F Sep 25

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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've just started taking yoga classes

    after a hiatus of many years. I love it!
    Beth1218 Beth1218 46-50 2 Responses Oct 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 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 5

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    I've been doing it off

    and on since I was twelve. It helps keep me healthy. Recently I tried hot yoga for the first time. I got all stretched out and my skin looked great a few days later. I will bring more water next time though.
    starflower1 starflower1 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    If I didn't have to work I would practice yoga all day, every day. I feel more connected to myself, others, animals and this earth because of yoga.
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M Oct 24