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AVIDWISHER Posts: 58
2/23/14 9:23 P

I've had a yoga DVD for a few years. Admittedly I haven't used it much. Today I tried one of the Spark People short yoga videos, and I noticed how much more clear minded I was today. I'm challenging myself to do yoga twice a week for the next month to see if I notice a difference. I am actually embarrassed when my boyfriend catches me exercising, I used to do everything alone and now I need to get used to him seeing me do it.

EELPIE Posts: 2,700
10/24/13 3:56 P

I love doing yoga, and there are different kinds to choose from, depending on how I feel that day .

Youtube has a ton of yoga videos - from beginner to advanced.

LDAVENPOR4 SparkPoints: (25,582)
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10/24/13 12:25 P

I've only begun to do yoga for about the last six months and I look forward to it. Can't really tell you why I was hesitant to try it before now. I wish I had started when it was first suggested. My body loves what it's doing for me.

SUSIEGENO SparkPoints: (54,436)
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10/24/13 10:48 A

I have been doing yoga for three years now. I attend classes three times a week. It's great to do it between my gym workouts and especially after a long run.
Not only do I feel more balanced, my arms and legs feel much stronger and I've made many new friends through various classes.
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ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (146,133)
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10/24/13 9:57 A

MLAN613,

I love yoga ! For years, I didn't do it because I thought it was only good for increasing my flexibility. Little did I know that not only can yoga help me improve my flexibility, it can also help me improve my balance, strength, stamina and coordination.

Amazon deals is offering a coupon deal from a local yoga studio. I'm looking through their schedule now because I miss taking a class. I've done Hatha, Vinyassa and Power Yoga. I'm considering taking a class in Kundalini yoga. Mostly, I need to increase my hip flexibility now that I am running again. I also need it to help my muscles recover.

Namaste


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AIDEN487 SparkPoints: (14,647)
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10/24/13 9:51 A

do beginer classes only for a while

SPARK921 Posts: 3,353
10/24/13 9:14 A

I tried Yoga at the very beginning of my journey, which was July 8, 2013, and I think the class was too advanced. Instead of feeling empowered and strong, I left the class feeling like a failure because I couldn't come close to doing the poses and things the instructor was leading...even though most others in the class COULD do them.

I would love to try a yoga class more geared for beginners. I joined my local Y and I really enjoy the group exercise. It makes it feel more "fun". :-) I guess I can drop a comment card in a suggestion box and see what happens.

CHEETARA79 SparkPoints: (80,273)
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10/24/13 8:54 A

I usually do 10 minutes of yoga after every workout. It feels great! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

KAKEPO Posts: 361
10/24/13 8:45 A

On Sunday I am starting a 6-week Yoga Foundations class. It is an introduction for people like me who have never done yoga. I'm very scared because I am overweight and feel like I'm to big to take the class but I keep hearing about the benefits and why should I deny myself when it can help me.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (78,810)
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10/24/13 8:30 A

I introduced power yoga to my routine about a month ago. I love it. My muscles always feel so warm and loose after. I do power lifting and tend to get tight and sore. I definitely don't get that nice, warm feeling from that. I love that feeling! It seems unique to yoga. It's also improving my balance and flexibility. I'm definitely sold.

KABMPH SparkPoints: (33,009)
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10/24/13 8:26 A

That's great! What a good name for a class.

I like yoga well enough. I've even gone on yoga retreats, but one time it was TOO MUCH YOGA for me for one weekend, LOL.

I started doing yoga with DVDs. I have gone to studios but they are pretty expensive, so I just do yoga at the gym. The Friday evening class at my gym is taught by a "real" yoga person. She cracks me up -- she's a little hippydippy in the best possible way.

Enjoy your 6-week class!

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MLAN613 SparkPoints: (174,913)
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10/24/13 8:19 A

My gym is currently offering a class called "Anybody Yoga", which is geared towards people who have little or no yoga experience or have been away for awhile. I definitely have little experience but have been wanting to get more into it because I run and am incredibly tight. The first class was last night and runs 6 weeks. It was so fun! And my hips are wanting more. It felt so good.

Have you ever tried yoga and what has been your experience?

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