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I Practice Yoga

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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, flexibility, tolerance, endurance, stamina (on physical, mental and emotional levels); as well as focus, developing concentration, discipline...
    darkandlight darkandlight 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    Confidence

    When I'm doing yoga, I forget stuff. I just direct my attention to it and think about it merely. It relaxes me so much. Before practicing it, i remember getting angry quickly. But now i'm more quiet person. Also I feel much more confident and sexy. Hell yeah. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 31, 2012

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    There's nothing better to do in the morning.

    Really sets you up for the day :)
    1234Ideclareathumbwar 1234Ideclareathumbwar 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    Supple, Strength And Stamina

    Those are all the things that I get from Yoga.... I have done yoga quite a bit over the years but not really in anger... That was until I did the 'P90X' programme about 2 years ago. Yoga is an integral part of the workout, doing it at least once a week over the course of the...
    Jazz1Geoff101 Jazz1Geoff101 41-45, M Nov 17, 2013

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    Goodbye Chronic Pain

    I wish someone had told me about this 20 years ago. I have scoliosis, bad tendons & 3 neck fractures. But then again, I probably wouldn't have believed how much yoga helps physically & mentally.
    jpadd jpadd 46-50 1 Response Sep 5, 2012

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    Freaking Out

    I have been going to yoga 3-4 times per week pretty consistently now for about 2-3 months.  In addition to my yoga classes, I am currently taking a six week course on pranayama, or deep breathing.  Also, I have been reading a book about yoga philosophy called...
    LumberJill LumberJill 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2010

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    Yoga, What It Is And What It Is Not.

    Yoga has been taught and practiced in many countries since ancient times. It is known by different names and exists in various forms but in essence all are based on the same philosophy. Although yoga has existed in some form in almost all ancient cultures and tribes, its...
    peculiarguy peculiarguy 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 8, 2012

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    I Do Yoga ... (Not Really)

      Actually my best friend does yoga and has been doing it for almost as many years as I've been studying taekwondo. One of the many fun little things we have between us is that I am always trying to get her to take a class at my TKD school and she is always trying to get me...
    SaraBee1995 SaraBee1995 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 19, 2013

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    My Practice

    My life has been hard and filled with struggles but at the end of the day I only have myself. I'll take time everyday to be myself on my mat yoga lets me open my heart to the world and shine who I am. I am me love me or dislike me but I known who I am where I come from and what I...
    yogicviews yogicviews 22-25, M Nov 26, 2013

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    midnitce midnitce 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Ashtanga

    Antonia kidman's yoga dvd is awesome. 60 min of muscle strengthening and relaxation in one. makes me sleep like a baby
    JChristsavedmylife JChristsavedmylife 22-25, F May 1, 2012

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    Embarrassing Yoga Experiences Contd...

    I had an amazing yoga session yesterday. We were working out on yoga balls and i was more interested in watching the chicks do their poses than focus on mine. Our instructor first gave us a demo of how its done. She was in tiny shorts and a sports bra and did a backbend. Her...
    ViksTapsy ViksTapsy 26-30, M Jun 9, 2013

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    I got into yoga around 2000.

    It's incredible how fusing breath with movement can change your life. In 2008, I became certified with YogaWorks. Love my flexibility and calm mind. The breath work is invaluable.
    WaterOx WaterOx 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 9

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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 Apr 5, 2013

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    I Love Yoga

    Its great on all different levels. It gives you energy and makes you supple and can help you feel centred! I practice almost every day.
    MissStrict MissStrict 36-40, F Jan 4, 2010

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    Just started today and I will be doing it

    regularly. It was so relaxing. I hope I can stick with it. :)
    Lonelyone19 Lonelyone19 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    Thanks To A Faerie And A Princess

    Less than a mile from me, a Yoga studio opened a year ago.I drove by it, every day, for a year, thinking it was a New Age Book Store.Two weeks ago, I realized what it actually was, and decided the time had come to go and see what my Faerie and Princess friends loved so much.All I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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    Bodybuilding And Yoga

    I started doing yoga a few months ago in addition to my weight training.  Often times when you weight train, you get knots, and built up lactic acid in those museles. Also for shorter people weight training can make you look bulky if you don't do a thourogh stretch. I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 31, 2010

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    Complex Human

    This is so true. How many of us have forgotten that the essence of life is to live in the present and not to worry too much about the past and the future? I mean, it is ok to think about the future and look back to your past. Our future and past guide us. But if we cling on them...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Apr 19, 2013

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    It Will Change You Completely

    when i was very young i was diagnosed with ADHD i was very very hyper. so when i was about 12 years old my mom enrolled me in a yoga class. at first i thought what the hell is this , its bad enough i take medication for this **** i was very displeased to say the least. but let me...
    cocoxoxo cocoxoxo 18-21 1 Response May 10, 2008

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    I do but only about twice a year

    when I'm not being lazy
    Ldalg Ldalg 18-21, F Aug 31

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    I started today as a 15 minutes let lose of my

    thoughts and forget all about life... i did what i am good at which is made music turned on and forgot all about life and tension and all and let my body felt no more stressed and mind so blowed as feel so good.
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M Dec 6, 2013

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    Extremely Heated Yoga

    I used to frequent a local yoga studio here in the city with my mother not too long ago. She suggested that I started taking heated yoga sessions with her and that it has even more benefits than regular vinyasa yoga. After a week of persuasion I finally gave in. At first, I...
    EmmyChi EmmyChi 22-25 3 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    The Practice Of Yoga

    I have been practicing yoga consistently for about 2 months now and am really loving it.  One of my yoga instructors always says at the end of class "there is great great love here for you."  When I first began classes at the studio, I sort of just glazed over...
    LumberJill LumberJill 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 8, 2009

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    Been 4 years now.. It really helped me become

    more connected to myself and the nature. Even made my head clearer and even an increased sense of confidence with me being fit! :)
    PoojaTimberlake PoojaTimberlake 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 16

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    Yoga & Scoliosis spinal fusion 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...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F Jan 16

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    So excited that I can finally do a double

    pigeon! Took a while to get my hips loose enough.
    CoryBunny CoryBunny 31-35, F 1 Response May 29

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    Off The Mat

    What is to practice yoga? Is it the same as soccer practice? Or playing the violin? Or dance rehearsals? I have done all those. And other activities, too. And while it is fulfilling to a certain degree, there is something that is essential why we practice all the time. To...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2012

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    The Benefits...

    I've been doing Yoga, on and off, for about 9 or so years. I try to do it 3-4 times a week, spending a good few hours per session. Like many others here I have found it very beneficial in how supple I am, my breathing, my posture and also my mental application...It's a holistic...
    Samm199294 Samm199294 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2008

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    Every Morning

    every morning when i first wake up i roll out my yoga mat, and practice. maybe just a few sun salutations, maybe the full sequence. but i do it every morning to wake up my body and brain.
    crunchatizamecaptin crunchatizamecaptin 18-21, F Nov 9, 2013

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    My personal journey with yoga began over 25

    years ago. Got a book with a set of hatha poses. At the time I was working a stressful job and needed something for exercise. I noticed it gave me so much stamina and flexibility over time I got hooked. Spent a couple years with Kundalini and looking deeper into some of the more...
    Vaoav Vaoav 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    DonnaDoe DonnaDoe 18-21, F 3 Responses May 15

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    I Do Yoga

    I do yoga the mountain pose, warrior one and warrior two, and some others I can't remember the names of. I feel better after I do yoga.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Dec 3, 2011

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    to be honest, earlier today is my first

    experience of joining a yoga class! and i actually love it X) it felt really weird, doing all the pose, bending and twisting here and there.. stretching every muscle i have from toe, thighs, hips, back, arms, even face! and everything accompanied with the instructure's calming...
    yayforKay yayforKay 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    If Contortion Counts...

    I do contortion, I guess that would somewhat fit yoga. I'm a beginner, and just learned how to do my pretzel today. I fell on my head and now everything is really blurry and my head is pounding. I feel as if my legs are still over my head! It is so fun, and you have to be...
    thesecretredsmilesociety thesecretredsmilesociety 16-17, F Nov 26, 2013

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    Longtime Yogi

    I think I started at 14, and it's one of the only times I feel really content. Maybe I'll teach someday, who knows? For right now, at least the mat is there.
    davedaddykh1 davedaddykh1 46-50, M Jan 30, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I now no why yoga is about discipline because I've been doing asanas off and on for about 8 years but I'd really like to be more on than off and be doing them daily but often times...
    simplycomplex82 simplycomplex82 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    I am certified by YogaWorks. Love the mind body connection. Yoga citti vritti nirodah. Yoga removes mind clutter.
    WaterOx WaterOx 41-45, M Sep 14

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    I began doing yoga with my teacher girlfriend in her salon de jour. I have begun using a gym here in Paris, near the theatre, and they have yoga classes.
    Mstroig Mstroig 18-21, F Sep 5

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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...
    faithhopelove13 faithhopelove13 18-21 Sep 6

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    Can't say I've done yoga but I love yoga pants
    24chris24 24chris24 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 10

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    Love yoga so much! There is very little that can bring so much peace into my life, I love it especially after a long busy day at work. I am just recently getting into acro yoga...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 10

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    As I've said before, I'm a 55 year old single yoga mom and my 26 year old son lives at home and tries to control my life. He tries to tell me that I can't wear yoga pants/shorts...
    yogamom55 yogamom55 51-55, F 9 Responses Sep 11

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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...
    sokoari sokoari 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 13

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 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 5 Responses Sep 7

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    I am going for the second time to a male nude yoga class.
    landyboy landyboy 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 8

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    Yoga exercises are excellent; the speaker does them every day, for an hour or more; but that is merely physical exercise, to keep the body healthy, and so on.” Krishnamurti:
    Shanti00 Shanti00 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    Lazy day for me<3 if only I had the confidence to go out in public with yoga pants!! Lol.
    JusttThatGirl JusttThatGirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    I really wish there was a nude yoga class near me.
    i4it4t i4it4t 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 20

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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 a week ago

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