I Want to Do Yoga and Meditation Daily

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 445 People

    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, 2014

    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

    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
    Sep 22, 2014

    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

    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, 2014

    I've been trying hard to practice everyday.

    Not just the asana part of yoga, but yoga in any form. My illness is getting the best of me. I know regular exercise and meditation will help with my bipolar disorder, but I've hit this point. I practice in my mind, observing emotions, not giving into them but not avoiding them...
    plainjane22 plainjane22
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2015

    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

    I have been contemplating on doing yoga

    and meditation. I really want to try this because my life is as stressful as it is. Do you have any tips for beginners?
    mauerbauerstraurigkeit mauerbauerstraurigkeit
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    33 Responses Feb 28, 2010

    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

    Hello everyone! A year ago I wrote a book on

    how to meditate for peace of mind and spiritual enlightenment that people seem to enjoy, so I’ve decided to take a further step and create a blog that deals with various ideas, thoughts and experiences surrounding meditation, mindfulness, spirituality and self-improvement. I...
    TheMeditatingCat TheMeditatingCat
    22-25, M
    Sep 3, 2015
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 10, 2013

    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

    I am very interested in this.

    Does anyone know how to
    Ashera22 Ashera22
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2015

    I need to do this... Calm my mind.

    .. Heal my body... Heal my soul
    Orangerocket Orangerocket
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jan 5, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Apr 9, 2014

    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
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jul 13, 2014

    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

    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

    i have heard about meditation

    that it helps to heal heart and relexes mind ..but i dont know anything about it .how to start what to do .. if anyone knows .please let me know .. ??
    sahar000 sahar000
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 23, 2015

    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
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2014

    Just posted a post on meditation on my tumble

    go check it out. http://chanelconoco.tumblr.com
    someoneforyou12 someoneforyou12
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 16, 2014

    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
    DelightedRaj DelightedRaj
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jun 11, 2015
    lanie2013 lanie2013
    31-35, F
    May 29, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2014

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

    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
    26-30, M
    Jan 9, 2013
    iamnotperfect iamnotperfect
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 23, 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

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    People think it's weird that I meditate, but the thing is meditation really helps. xD
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