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I Love Yoga

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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 love of belly dancing and look out world! I feel strong, vibrant and alive. It's helped me heal heart hurts in...
    yogababy yogababy 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 11, 2010

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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 had never done it before and, more importantly, I am probably one of the more inflexible 40-year old out there. I was just busy catching up...
    DolphinSmiles DolphinSmiles 41-45, M Jun 28, 2011

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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 Apr 15

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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 never acknowledged it.  My father isn't my natural father he adopted me after marrying my mom.  My natural...
    goddessone goddessone 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 28, 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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    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 greatly. Which...it was, but little did I know there was a lot I was missing out on. I've always been a somewhat spiritual person. I never...
    AshleyFitness AshleyFitness 22-25, F Feb 28

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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 reason A source of sanity My preparation A source of strength My cause A source of intention My belief A source of...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 6 Responses Feb 19, 2012

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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 time, to call your own. I have to wait until everybody is asleep to get some quiet time, but I don't know what I'd do...
    davedaddykh1 davedaddykh1 46-50, M Jan 26, 2012

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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 Jan 28, 2013

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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. My body feels so relaxed and i feel my spirits brighten as well. Anyone who wants to offer me pointers on more...
    Susannersbananers Susannersbananers 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 31, 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 everything I do and do don't say. Not to mention I have no peace and quite for me to do what I enjoy doing around the house. Slowly I'm building...
    kmanm kmanm 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 6

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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 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 seen changes in my flexibility & strength. it's great to see progress. I plan on doing yoga for a long time, & I'm hoping one day I'll be able...
    michellemay michellemay 18-21, F Jan 27

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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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    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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    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 feeling physically better within a couple of days! Next step was to go to a studio. I had no idea what to expect, but was excited to give it a...
    Satyr50 Satyr50 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 8, 2013

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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 my personal life I have reconnected with that through yoga. I don't have easy access to classes but try to get to one a week and practice...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 23, 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 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 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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    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 own selfish motives. Firmly believing that yoga can solve any ailment, physical or psychological, I embarked on a 20...
    meljh meljh 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2013

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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 muscles stretching, my body bending, and I am aware of every inch of my being. Yoga has given me a self awareness I...
    hannah24 hannah24 22-25, F 1 Response May 15, 2011

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    I started practicing Yoga about 15 years ago.

    I was going through a lot of stress at work and was drawn to Yoga. I didn't know much about it, but luckily found a great Yoga teacher. I have practiced on and off over the years. I go to classes for a while, stop, then get restless and go again. Over the last few years...
    YogiSteve YogiSteve 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 basic flow series). Are there any EPers that can recommend any intermediate - advance yoga DVD's? The local yoga studio here in California...
    EmmyChi EmmyChi 22-25 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Sep 28, 2013

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    tweetykitty tweetykitty 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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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 6 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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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 performed with considerable ease and vigor. To get started you need to have the urge and confidence in yourself. To...
    ABCDEF7 ABCDEF7 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 31, 2012

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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 4 Responses Aug 7, 2007

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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 nine-minute mile, and with all the huffing and puffing and feeling like I’m about to die, it’s just never been my thing. I was searching...
    Ferric67 Ferric67 36-40, M Feb 12

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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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    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 started going to yoga sessions about a year ago and have learned quite a bit from other people.  I find it to have a...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 11 Responses May 14, 2007

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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 school years of my thus far brief exsistence, I entered summer with a sort of dissatisfaction that I couldn't shake off. It really was the summer of my discontent in a lot of...
    Yellowrhapsody Yellowrhapsody 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 16, 2008

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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 of my spine, feeling my breath creep slowly up my spine releasing tension, eyes closed, focus, peace, a calm washes over me...
    changeiscertain changeiscertain 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 18, 2013

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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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    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 of satanic culture. But yoga is not satanic, it doesn't matter if it is or not, it has been giving people peace for years...
    saintargentina saintargentina 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 2, 2013

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    sismo sismo 41-45, M Dec 17, 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 help us live in this wonderful world, sense, love, think and act. All our behavior and nature is influenced by the status...
    mayaangpetrova mayaangpetrova 41-45, F Dec 9, 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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    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 amount of stress I've been dealing with, exercising in general has been making me feel so relaxed, so refreshed, and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 26, 2012

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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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    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 the breathing exercises which i practice throughout the day helping me cope with certain things, i have found yoga to...
    Alphab3tSoup Alphab3tSoup 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 31, 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 i am not able to....! it hurt me to see ep has become such a strange place but i cannot leave it so i have accepted the change............!!!the main...
    destinygirl22 destinygirl22 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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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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    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 yoga’s goals were to tone the body, relax the mind, reduce stress, and release toxins. Hearing that it prepares one...
    whisperingwind whisperingwind 51-55, F 4 Responses Jun 10, 2011

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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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    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 stretching. I feel incredible after doing it. I can't wait for my Sunday morning class!
    Jkynn Jkynn 31-35, F Feb 8

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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 better.  I feel freer and safer at the same time.  I know that no matter what type of challenges the...
    JoyceAnne JoyceAnne 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2010

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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.... it also never had that much joint pain in my life lol. My arms and legs are weaker than I thought. I haven't been since.... because I have...
    authenticexistence authenticexistence 18-21, F Mar 26

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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 2 Responses Mar 23

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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 due to my spinal fusion. When i was 12 years old, i had a surgery to fuse T1-L3 of my spine due to life threatening scoliosis. I had a 59...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Related Experiences

    I used to have a couple cousins that would sit on my face daily so now I'd just like to find a girl who'd use me like a seat. I won't lie I started to love being sat on but now I...
    hilmon49 hilmon49 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 24

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    I smother my boyfriend and brother almost everyday, my boyfriend, I tied him with my bra and grind his face with my pusy, this way, he keeps having to gasp for air every few...
    dakotape3 dakotape3 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have sat on my boyfriends face. I tried it in bed a week ago. He really hates it. I did it to him again the following night. He struggles, but never wins, he keeps on passing out...
    dakotape3 dakotape3 22-25, F 14 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love doing stuff that makes me feel calm. One of my favorite things to do is to take a warm bubble bath with rose petals floating in the water while being surrounded be scented...
    Klmsparkles Klmsparkles 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    As frequently as I can these days. It gives so much more than just a physical exercise, while having the benefits to the body of physical activities. Balance, strength...
    darkandlight darkandlight 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    I started practicing Yoga about 15 years ago. Most of the classes I attend are either all or predominantly composed of female students and almost all of the Yoga teachers I have...
    YogiSteve YogiSteve 51-55, M 3 days ago

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