Need More Practice

I've been practicing yoga for 3 years now and it has done wonders for my health.  I learned at first by watching programs on TV (Wai Lana and others) but started going to yoga sessions about a year ago and have learned quite a bit from other people.  I find it to have a wonderful impact on my life and I don't feel the same if I miss a day.  I've been missing days more often recently so I'm not feeling so good but as long as I get back on track I'll be fine.  I've found the more you practice, the easier it is to do it every day.  But if you slow up then it gets harder to get yourself to do it. 
ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton
41-45, M
11 Responses May 14, 2007

Thanks Clarkee, I know what you mean. I've been there! Unfortunately I'm having another surgery soon so I won't be able to practice for a while. I will get back there one day though, I have faith. It is really nice to have your body so accustomed to it that it cries out when it doesn't get it's healthy way!

when i first developed my yoga routine I practised every morning. for about 2 years i did it. when i got caught up in something new in my life and did no yoga for a 3 or 4 days, it was like my body was talking to me and telling me to do some. it wasnt pestering me, just stating the fact that it was necessary and so i did it. i still cant not do yoga for a week, my body just wont let me.

I'd like to try deep tissue massage...my back is freaking killing me as we speak! LOL

I haven't really done Yoga, but i sometimes try to meditate when the kids are sleeping, and I do my own pilates.

I was going to a chiropractor (biophysical) I was able to use my arm without pain . Accupuncture worked until i went back to work . I love deep tissue massage.

I used to want to have surgery on my shoulder but I just want to have body work done, maybe acupuncture, stick with the yoga. I've heard pilates can be better than yoga for helping some chronic problems, bad posture, etc.

It's funny i was a baby in the 60's , they all were the hippies ....they just like to tease me! When i give them advice and believe me they ask..it works . I have dodged surgery for 10 years and believe !

If hippie mode is living more naturally, eating healthier and exercising, then so be it!

I look for anything natural if i can, i don't like meds unless i can't take the pain and i have been turning more to them. So it's time to go into my hippie mode, that's what my famdamly calls it!

It can be good for pain relief but isn't a cure-all. I just started taking Bikram yoga classes this week. It's called hot yoga cause they turn the temp up to 100 degrees and you practice for 1 1/2 hours. It was the most challenging yoga I've ever done but afterwards my shoulder that ALWAYS bothers me actually felt okay for the evening. I'm gonna keep going to these classes.

I have always wanted to learn yoga. I hear it's very good for pain relief is that true?