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I Practice Yoga

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    A woman I babysit for has been teaching me some

    of the Yoga exercises and poses. She's been doing that for a long time and is really good. I'm not really interested in the mind stuff, but I like doing the stretching exercises and working on my balance. I always feel good after my session.
    jerseyjade jerseyjade 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2014

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    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

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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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    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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    shellllbbb shellllbbb 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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    Just finished a thorough yoga routine

    and feel fantastic! At one time I was very fit; doing martial arts ; weight and cardio routines but fell ill to an immune disorder which effects my energy levels and muscle strength (sometimes pain in muscles). I have slowly been building up my energy and fitness levels again...
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    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 22-25, M Oct 19, 2014

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    Ugh need to do some yoga today I miss it.

    Any yoga teachers around nyc ?
    QuietEmotion QuietEmotion 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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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, T 2 Responses Sep 6, 2014

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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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    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 22-25, F Dec 22, 2014

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    midnitce midnitce 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2014

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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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    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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    DonnaDoe DonnaDoe 18-21, F 3 Responses May 15, 2014

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    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?
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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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, 2014

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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. 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 6 Responses Jan 18

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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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    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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    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 3 Responses Aug 16, 2014

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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, 2014

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    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

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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, 2014

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    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 1 Response Oct 31, 2014

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    lindseysway lindseysway 16-17, F 6 Responses Jan 16

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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 Dec 6, 2013

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    shellllbbb shellllbbb 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2014

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    shellllbbb shellllbbb 22-25, F Dec 14, 2014

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    I do but only about twice a year

    when I'm not being lazy
    Ldalg Ldalg 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2014

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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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    yoga and meditation have been instrumental in

    my recovery from multiple strokes. the doctors originally told me that I would most likely have to be institutionalized for the rest of my life. well, that just pissed me off. my began searching for someone to help and found a local yoga studio that offered a class for those...
    extex59 extex59 51-55, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Related Experiences

    I found an online article for making a longouti, or loincloth for yoga. I was able to make it from a bit of cotton muslin. The effect was surprising. It presses on the perineum...
    davedaddykh1 davedaddykh1 46-50, M Jan 14

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    Just had such a refreshing 20 minute session! Ever since I decided to actually give it a try, yoga has positively impacted my life in such a great way. It's not only relaxing and...
    faithhopelove13 faithhopelove13 18-21 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    the room today was below 20 degrees due to the heating being down, worst practice ever!!!
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I LOVE yoga. I just got back from Florida and was able to do some amazing outdoor yoga. If any of you guys ever get a chance to do yoga along the ocean. Take your chance. This...
    lindatheworkoutmom lindatheworkoutmom 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    my yoga pants have never been to yoga
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 22 Responses Jan 7

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    I have a yoga place next door where I work. The teachers are so nasty to us. I thought Yoga people where harmonies. These people are not. Caused so much trouble since they arrived...
    dreamingisgood dreamingisgood 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I do yoga wow I need to cut its a aruge but I have tryed yoga it helps a little I feel better but I want to cut still
    BiXwolfsXbears BiXwolfsXbears 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    i found this funny & true :) 1 guy to another , why does yoga work ??? answer : it works cause it makes sense :)
    amazingmike amazingmike 26-30, M Dec 28, 2014

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    When I was about 13, my friend always wore yoga pants because she knew I liked the way she looked in them. One day, we were walking home and I touched her butt and she looked at me...
    FartLover121 FartLover121 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    can you listen to YouTube videos off yoga? world that be the same as a class?
    tinalr tinalr 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014