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I Want to Do Yoga and Meditation Daily

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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 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 1 Response Jul 13

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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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    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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    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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    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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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 10, 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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    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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    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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    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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    I Love Yoga

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

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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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    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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    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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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F May 29, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Sep 28, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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?
    earthquakeweather earthquakeweather 22-25 2 Responses Jun 27

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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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    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 Jul 13

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    I'm finally learning how to deeply meditate! I am so happy! I have Ben using guided hypnosis medications and yoga meditation apps for a while now to help myself relax.. Well I was...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 1 Response Jul 10

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    A little post HIIT workout yoga is so relaxing and really calms my heart rate down. I love getting a good stretch in, feeling calm and building some muscle. Yoga has truly been a...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 Jul 12

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    I've been practicing Bikram Yoga regularly (4-5x/week) now for over a month. In the relatively short amount of time I learned my body can do all sorts of amazing things. I'm kind...
    EmmyChi EmmyChi 22-25 Jul 14

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    Come on ladies, you are no bundle of fun either. We men like to explore, have fun, travel, and be with our buddies much more than being with you. Why is that? Most every man I...
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    Hot Yoga saved my life! Ok, that's a little dramatic. But hot yoga has been the best anti-depressant/anti-anxiety treatment I've ever had. The focused breathing (I'm an asthmatic...
    AlainaM5 AlainaM5 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Today's yoga practice was a challenge. I overextended my back when I was bike riding over the weekend. Things were difficult however I greens a greater appreciation of what I...
    CoffeeBrewin14 CoffeeBrewin14 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    This is from my journal today Yesterday, I was inspired to look into past lives and, a day later, I find myself writing about my meditative experiences. I do not think that I have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I really love the idea of doing yoga, being at one with myself, and being more healthy. I bought one of those yoga apps so that I could do it in my room on my mat. I just started...
    englxnd23 englxnd23 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Started my morning with some calming, deep breathing yoga! So cleansing, relaxing and healthy. Pairing stretching and deep breathing = a great combination. Yoga is a great way to...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 1 Response Jun 26

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    So beautiful. Moved me to tears of happiness and release today at yoga class. #yoga #theuniverse #nocoincidences
    CoffeeBrewin14 CoffeeBrewin14 31-35, F Jul 7

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    So I was skeptical of how well my "beginners breathing" routine on my yoga app would work for me. Today, I was feeling anxious randomly & I have a hard time breathing when I get...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 1 Response Jul 13

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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...
    Vaoav Vaoav 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Never have done yoga but am interested in partner yoga. It seems like it's a very good bonding exercise.
    ONEPIECE749 ONEPIECE749 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want to get more into yoga but don't know where to look, any tips?
    Dakavu Dakavu 18-21, M Jul 9

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    My guy friend only knows the downward dog...Cliche? Eft. BUT i wanna make yoga friends! HIH O-O I'll stop being silly now...Hmm.
    ThatIsSoJill ThatIsSoJill 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    Namaste! I go to yoga regularly. The exercises are essential for my body. Strength creates a holistic remedy to time and circumstances.
    Silfverberg Silfverberg 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 29