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I Want to Do Yoga and Meditation Daily

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    Back Again

    A plethora of thoughts percolate in my mind. Ranging anywhere from finding a grand unified theory of the universe to my need for a haircut, my thoughts don’t stop.  That’s a problem I am going to overcome this year, I am going to slow down my...
    Smokeseek Smokeseek 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 16, 2009

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    Human Mind

    animals don't worry because they don't think they think in pictures , that's their language . not the alphabets we use . i now days am trying to switch back to thinking in pictures , it has a few big advantages . lesser things to worry about , faster responses while playing...
    LOVEoverRIDE LOVEoverRIDE 26-30, M 1 Response May 22, 2012

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    My New Year’s Resolution

        This year I have decided to try and focus on one thing at a time. I have a habit in myself learning process to read two to three books at the same time, all about different subjects, then half way through one book, my interest’s would shift and I would stop...
    EverlastingSpirit EverlastingSpirit 70+, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2009

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    Yoga and Meditation,an Introduction

    Dear friend,                       Yoga means 'to bind'.It also means union,with the higher self and spirit. A part of yoga ,which has eight main disciplines to be followed...
    auronarayan auronarayan 41-45 Apr 28, 2008

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    I Love Yoga

    It is relaxing and plesant for the senses.. :)
    gr8jesus gr8jesus 51-55, M Oct 24, 2010

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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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    Been thinking about this

    for a while now. Not one for participation in anything much. But I do like the idea of spiritual and slow gentle exercise. Been looking at some on line posts lately. Sounds interesting.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Beginner to Yoga and Meditation

    Well, I began today...not a new years resolution at all...I began more because I get so stressed out and angered so easily lately..and I began practicing Hinduism...and so today I started. I just kept breathing slowly in and out and counting and for a few seconds I was in a...
    calialexis4u calialexis4u 18-21 Jan 5, 2009

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    A New Years Resolution Of Sorts

    This year I have decided to do something about my fitness levels (I am not fit by any means). Looking into it, I am thinking yoga may be something I could both do and enjoy. So my resolution (of sorts) for the year is to give yoga a serious go, and if I enjoy it continue in it. I...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Jan 9, 2013

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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2013

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    Yoga & Meditation

    I always have been interested in doing yoga & meditation.  I wanted to take some classes and never happened.  About 2 weeks ago, I bought myself a yoga DVD and I'm planning on doing it a few times a week.  Also talking to a few people, also inspired me.  I'm...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Apr 3, 2010

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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    Late Night Yoga

    I have an EP guru. My guru opens my mind to a lot of spiritual and philosophical ideas. Ideas that I have known before; but perhaps through the course of my life, has been abandoned by the world's fast ride. And now, it's like reading something familiar, yet unable to grasp its...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 34 Responses Feb 28, 2010

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    Zen Garden

    just for today let go of anger just for today let go of worry just for today count your many blessings just for today do your work with intergrity just for today be kind to every living creature Always,PEACE,LIGHT&LOVE!! :)
    gr8jesus gr8jesus 51-55, M Oct 24, 2010

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    Meditating Every Day

    I've been meditating every day for a few years now, and it's really helped me. I used to do yoga and miss it. I've been using my yoga mat under my meditation pillow, for my knees. The two together are the best! I feel so centred after I meditate. Got to exercise too, I feel blah...
    UndergroundAngel UndergroundAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 22, 2008

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    I've had a bug interest in meditation I

    researched it for a while and found out it was a great hobby for me it is not for everyone I did it daily before bed and became a pro I don't do it as much now because I found my inner woman then I went into yoga but i didn't get very far and quit
    flowerpie flowerpie 13-15, F Jul 13

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    At Least 4-5 Days A Week

    I've been meaning to do this for a while, but I never seem to stick to the plan I'm trying to meditate for around 20 minutes a few days a week. Just listening to calming music and letting the thoughts come and go. I believe this will help me in many ways, but more specifically...
    SparkLilly SparkLilly 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2011

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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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    I've Always Though

    of how relaxing it is to meditate. I took a yoga and pillaties class before..and at the very end of stretching every limb to it's max potential, we'd meditate in total silence..and it's sheer relaxation..besides the fact of being with 30 other strangers..but i'd just clear my...
    lostprophet lostprophet 22-25, F Dec 26, 2009

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    How do other mom's do it with two children

    and a household to maintain? Between breastfeeding and potty training and trying to keep my house organized I can't even contemplate when I would do this! But I sure do try!
    ModernHippieMama ModernHippieMama 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I started yoga last year

    and went to a studio for a month, but then I stopped going. This year I tried to do it myself at home, but I almost never feel relaxed or refreshed. I've recently read something that said, if yoga doesn't make you feel good then it's not yoga. I really want to improve myself...
    DonnaDoe DonnaDoe 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I really need to - it would help a ton with my

    anxiety, but I haven't in a while. Anyone else in the same boat?
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 27

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    Pottery

    I once visited a pottery-making shop. A guy, who was probably in his mid-50s, was showing us how a jar is made. He said you have to have the correct hand pressure to shape the clay. I was amazed as he slowly mold the clay into a beautiful jar with his gentle yet firm hands...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F May 6, 2013

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    They say that meditation is a door to find the

    "true yourself" and the inner happiness that's not influenced by external life. They say that in order to meditate, you have to relax your body through techniques like breathing exercises. And they say that meditation is about focusing on one subject and to control our monkey...
    ITnoij ITnoij 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Yoga and Meditation,an Introduction

    Dear friend,                       Yoga means 'to bind'.It also means union,with the higher self and spirit. A part of yoga ,which has eight main disciplines to be followed...
    auronarayan auronarayan 41-45 Apr 28, 2008

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    I want to do Meditation,

    but I just can't figured out, even though I use I Meditation, I believe that Meditation helps you find the real/truth you.
    IsaMatic IsaMatic 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F May 29, 2013

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    About Good Day

    Last friday.. Alarm rang at 4am, opened eyes and prayed and went for Bathing.. Then fed my dog and left the home for exercise along my dog..and returned after hard practice with very my friends.. Some jokes, fun & enjoyment in morning. Then backed to home about 7am.. Made...
    mukezation mukezation 18-21, M Mar 20, 2013

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    Things I Learned From A Lawyer Who Sold His Ferrari

    I just met Julian Mantle, a successful and smart American lawyer who had nothing in mind but work. One day, he suddenly fainted in the middle of the courtroom. When he woke up, his doctor gave him two options: give up being a lawyer or give up life. That was his wake up call. He...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Mar 31, 2013

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    Ancient Technology For Us Modern Scatterheads

    I've been practicing yoga and meditation for about 7 years. It's had a HUGE impact on my life. I'm more joyous, my whole experience of life is richer. I have more energy and process things quicker -- what used to bother me for a week, lasts for a day -- what bothered me for a...
    charlotteBK charlotteBK 31-35 Jul 7, 2011

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    5 Minutes A Day

    While we lay in bed at night, waiting to fall asleep, we could easily spend what could be the best 5 minutes of the day.I wrote the following breathing exercise to help sleep uninterrupted from bad dreams, stress, anxiety or tension.Try this!Lay on your back with one or both...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 3, 2012

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    Did I Really Just Break A Sweat? L. O. L.

    It's not like those poses are comfortable, they're like.... my *** just got a beating. It's sore.
    Infinite9 Infinite9 70+, F May 9, 2012

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    A Teacher Again ...

    Yoga and meditation used to be an important part of my daily life.   For various reasons I stopped practicing in the 1990s and haven't really returned to it regularly.   It's something I really aim to do in the coming weeks as I want to take up teaching yoga...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 7 Responses Oct 9, 2010

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    My Experience With Yoga

    When my neighbor taught me how to do breathing practice, I am just 16 years old. I start practicing and my journey towards spirituality or yoga started. Philosophy and religious books consumed most of my time. My neighbor is a religious guy but he did have respect for other...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 13, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    My mind thinks too much. It NEVER stops.
    sonja82 sonja82 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Hello, gods and goddesses..... I have struggled with bulimia for over 6 years: daily binging and purging, alcohol abuse, stealing, anxiety, and depression. Before that, it was a...
    ElementYogi ElementYogi 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 18

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    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 don't know why it took me so long to realize how good life can be. I was such a pessimist for such a long time! And since I had a bad attitude I was also lazy. This year has been...
    alcool91 alcool91 22-25, M 2 Responses 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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    Ugh... so my mom is very loving and supportive, but she's also lazy and crazy. I know that those are common adjectives, but hear me out: my mother is obese and doesn't have a job...
    peacelove75 peacelove75 22-25, F 6 days ago

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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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    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...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 Sep 6

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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...
    WaterOx WaterOx 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 9

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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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    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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    Meditation has really done wonders for me in my life. When I was younger I used to have a hard time being able to focus on things and constantly was struggling to pay attention in...
    Nybjar Nybjar 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    Skypename please to voice chat and relax Imagine how you would feel if you could Lead a healthier life: control your weight, exercise regularly, stop smoking, lower your blood...
    Markus001 Markus001 41-45, M Sep 14

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    For quite a while I have thought that practicing meditation could help me to control my moods. One minute I can be happy and the next I can feel down and I want to be able to deal...
    lucysnowe lucysnowe 22-25, F 3 Responses