I Practice Yoga

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    I do but only about twice a year

    when I'm not being lazy
    Ldalg Ldalg
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2014

    yoga truths #43: this might be weird

    but I love that "new yoga mat" smell for some reason...I love it when I'm facedown on the mat and just like sniffing the hell out of going "ahhhhh"
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 15, 2015

    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! :)
    KamasutraGirl KamasutraGirl
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Aug 16, 2014

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 6, 2014

    I need a new mat. But I don't want to spend a

    lot of money. Something heavy and durable. Any suggestions?
    diggadog diggadog
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2015

    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

    With Youtube Videos. Now I am into Yoga with

    Adrien and the two Video from a girl who sits on a mountain. Its called Yoga for happiness and relaxation. It really helps to releave tensions. When I did Yoga for Focus and strenght before my study session I felt calm and headed to my desk deliberately. Whereas before I just...
    energymustmove energymustmove
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2015

    I'm sort of new to the yoga world

    and I'm finding that I enjoy it. There is a lot of poses and different variations that can be a little overwhelming but the beauty of yoga is that you go to where you feel comfortable. I've learned that my instinct is yoga, which sounds weird but I'm on the right path...
    intheroar intheroar
    31-35, F
    May 29, 2015
    DelightedRaj DelightedRaj
    31-35, M
    Jun 11, 2015

    so I've been trying to coerce one of my

    coworkers to join our yoga class, she was always apprehensive but then she pretty much hinted that yoga goes against her Christian beliefs. ..I was like "whaaaaaaa?"
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Feb 13, 2015

    "The part can never be well

    unless the whole is well" - Plato This quote sings volumes when dealing with the health of the human body. Focusing on one specific function of of ourselves will only weaken the many others that make us whole. At one time in my life forming a sculpted body was a daily routine...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 3, 2015

    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

    I love Yoga. The art

    and the passion. The meditation that goes along with it. It is something that brings be great joy and makes me feel connected to my body and my surroundings. I attend classes and hope to teach one on my own soon.
    Nudeyogamom Nudeyogamom
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Jan 18, 2015

    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

    So I had a break threw in yoga today.

    I haven't played around with hand stands but I actually liked doing it. I had lots of fun. Although I wish I had someone to do yoga with..
    QuietEmotion QuietEmotion
    26-30, F
    Dec 22, 2014

    So excited that I can finally do a double

    pigeon! Took a while to get my hips loose enough.
    CoryBunny CoryBunny
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 29, 2014

    YBlah YBlah
    41-45
    Mar 10, 2015
    DonnaDoe DonnaDoe
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 15, 2014
    shellllbbb shellllbbb
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 28, 2014

    I'm thinking of turning up my yoga practice,

    right now I mostly do 30-45 minutes 3 times a week. How long would a good practice be?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

    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

    There's nothing better to do in the morning.

    Really sets you up for the day :)
    1234Ideclareathumbwar 1234Ideclareathumbwar
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 27, 2014

    So Ive been going to a yoga class every

    Saturday morning and i love it! I'm making some friends and we go for coffee after (they are all at least 30 years older then me), im having the time of my life! The one problem is i want to do yoga at least once during the week but i always let myself ill do it later until, BAM...
    alextbdl alextbdl
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 13, 2015

    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
    Jul 16, 2014

    I love to go to gym and doing yoga in the

    morning. And i am doing this from 5th standard. I feel very spiritual after this.
    averick averick
    26-30, M
    Oct 19, 2014

    I am so glad I started practicing yoga!

    I have such a positive view on life, I am more relaxed, and it's something to improve everyday.
    shellllbbb shellllbbb
    22-25, F
    Oct 17, 2014

    My naked yoga experience I turned the corner

    and immediately saw old pinkish balls dangling 10 feet in front of me. There was a man about 60 years old in the downward dog position. "Am I sure I want to do this?" I asked myself. As someone comfortable in the buff at home and about 3 weeks into my new yoga kick, I figured I...
    everywonknows everywonknows
    31-35, M
    Oct 31, 2014

    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

    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, T
    1 Response Sep 6, 2014

    Ugh need to do some yoga today I miss it.

    Any yoga teachers around nyc ?
    QuietEmotion QuietEmotion
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 19, 2014

    I was in a yoga class the other day

    when the instructor made a comment about our props: "...so lying on your back, get your strap on..." And everyone giggled...
    bowienextdoor bowienextdoor
    51-55, M
    Jun 13, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 9, 2013

    daily with the help of 'Yoga with Adriene' (and

    the wonderful & very supportive YWA online community). Find what feels good<3
    jabberwocky010 jabberwocky010
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 16
    midnitce midnitce
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2014

    45 mins session of Yoga in the morning keeps

    body and mind fresh. Everything seems fresh and lively throughout the day...no dull moments..plus it stops hairfall,keeps skin healthy..
    polski123 polski123
    26-30, M
    Aug 25, 2015
    shellllbbb shellllbbb
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2014

    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

    Hey, I'm Anu (Ah-nuh)

    and I practice the "Ashtanga Yoga Method". I've been doing the primary series for about a month and I love it! What kind of yoga style do you do and how has it changed your life? :-)
    girlwithanopinion girlwithanopinion
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 30

    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
    51-55, M
    Jan 30, 2012
    shellllbbb shellllbbb
    22-25, F
    Dec 14, 2014

    45 mins session of Yoga in the morning keeps

    body and mind fresh. Everything seems fresh and lively throughout the day...no dull moments..plus it stops hairfall,keeps skin healthy..
    polski123 polski123
    26-30, M
    Aug 25, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Aug 14, 2012

    I took my first yoga class near 20 years ago

    and did a little on and off over the years. A few months ago I found a great class with an awesome teacher who made me WANT to practice every day, so now I do! Some days an hour or more, some days just a few minutes of ujjayi meditation, but some practice every single day. I...
    jenzy42 jenzy42
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 12, 2014

    Love my new yoga ball *core ball* <3 I been

    using it today makes doing yoga easier! Lol, wish it was the color green but still love it :)!
    singerstrunk14 singerstrunk14
    13-15, F
    1 Response Dec 25, 2015

    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, 2014
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