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I Love Yoga

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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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    I am a yoga freak. I am a 58 year old single

    mother and yoga is the only way I stay sane when dealing with men and my 22 year old son
    deborahgirl58 deborahgirl58 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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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 only do about 7 minutes a day,

    but Good God Above! =) Yoga feels Sooooo Good!! *And, soon I hope, I'll be in a 24/7 relationship that requires me to add a few more poses to my routine... ;) Turn me into a professional, instead of a novice! ;) Hah!! =)
    AdoraGel AdoraGel 31-35, F Jun 24

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    Makes the body flexible.

    Gives tone, strength, and endurance
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    Yoga gives me a sense of inner peace.

    ...a few minutes of meditation totally relieves my mind....
    sanjuguha sanjuguha 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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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've always loved yoga.

    It's a great way to exercise and fun in my opinion
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    For all avid golfers.

    ..interested in improving their game...I offer you a workout strategy. 1. Alligator Lay down on back, breathing deeply in and out through the nose. Grasping both your hands around right knee, pull knee to chest. Keeping right leg bent, rotate it out to the right, with your...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    I often start my Hatha

    or Ashtanga yoga sessions with the Corpse Pose (Savasana). When I relax my spine and allow it to decompress, I often feel a pleasant tingling sensation in my quads for about 30 to 60 seconds. Does this happen to anyone else?
    roadcyclist roadcyclist 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    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 7 Responses Jun 10

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    I love yoga but it's hard to find time.

    Looking to do some yoga at work but the hallway may not be big enough lol. Any of you have to do your practice in werid locations?
    JabsShin JabsShin 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    About to work out again

    for the first time in two weeks :-)
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 17

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    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 19

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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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    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, 2014

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    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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    I'm ready go back to my bikram yoga!

    ! miss it so much !! good night beautiful souls :-)
    Shakti35 Shakti35 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I feel so relaxed and loose

    and refreshed afterwards.. so peaceful :D
    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 6 Responses May 29

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

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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 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 23, 2014

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    It's too bad tonight was the last Monday night

    class. The owner is going to do Tuesday and Thursday nights starting next Tuesday.
    balloonboy34 balloonboy34 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I really want to get into yoga.

    Anyone have any tips on how to get started?
    Strangerwithapurpose Strangerwithapurpose 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    I've enjoyed yoga since I was a young teen,

    & I do yoga 3-4 times a week. In the dead of winter a bikram studio is a nice retreat. My boyfriend started going to yoga with me after we became more serious, wanting to share in the things I enjoy doing. I love having him with me, it boosts closeness & coupleness. He...
    MeghanL MeghanL 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 15

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 14 Responses Feb 12

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    DelightedRaj DelightedRaj 31-35, M Jun 11

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    Its such a relaxing work out,

    and it keeps me in shape. Actually last week I tore my yoga pants, doing the downward , I need to buy some new ones lol
    samanthanime23 samanthanime23 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 26

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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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    I love hot yoga. Feels

    so good to sweat out all the bad stuff in your body
    carly126 carly126 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    Does anyone get weird feelings in their arms

    and legs once they do yoga? The feeling makes you feel like you HAVE to stretch? I find it annoying.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 30

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    Karen90 Karen90 22-25, F 2 Responses May 12

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    Yoga is such a perfect

    and peaceful workout. Ever since I started yoga, I've felt so much better. Every move I make just feels stronger and effortless. It's weird. I mean I almost feel like a graceful dancer just by walking. Lol. I'm much more flexible, my posture is great, I wake up with more energy...
    TeraLocura TeraLocura 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Ashhcue303 Ashhcue303 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 30

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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 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    I do yoga because it makes my body more flexible

    and it is something I can do to relax.
    GlitterFawn18 GlitterFawn18 13-15, F Jul 22

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    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses May 13

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    I'm a newbie. I've been going to a class twice

    a week. It's great. I would like to buy a yoga mat and start practicing by myself but I'm a little nervous that I won't do certain things right. I feel better doing it in a group so for now I'll stick to that. It makes my body feel amazing afterward. Even when I don't feel like...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 23

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    25 Simple Ways to Balance Your Mind,

    Body, and Soul..Read it Here.. http://www.doyouyoga.com/25-simple-ways-to-balance-your-mind-body-and-soul-17694/
    DelightedRaj DelightedRaj 31-35, M Jun 12

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    DelightedRaj DelightedRaj 31-35, M Jun 11

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 29

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