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My First Yoga Class

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

So my college just offered a yoga class that meets on Wednesdays now. I've come to really enjoy yoga since I first "discovered" it thanks to the Wii Fit, and even more so over Spring Break, when I needed workouts to do in my teeny tiny room. So when I heard of this class I was totally excited! Now, I did have a few reservations. I'm not into the spiritual aspect of yoga. The concepts of "energy", or "chi" or "chakra" do not at all align with my personal spiritual beliefs. I'm not (completely) ignorant of these beliefs, but I just don't care to have them impressing upon my own. In other words, I am very firm in my faith. But I went anyway, not knowing what to expect, and it was fantastic! Thankfully, the instructor does not work from a spiritual aspect, and I surprisingly worked up a pretty good sweat in the thirty minutes I was there (though, I think that was mostly due to the heat in the gym being on...)! Other than my back being sore from my own poor posture, I feel quite energized, but at the same time, relaxed. However, I will most definitely be investing in my own yoga equipment. I could tell that I certainly wasn't the first person on that yoga mat!

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"For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness." ~1 Thessalonians 5:5 (ESV)
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MARGARITTM 3/21/2013 7:19AM

    Yoga is a great way to get flexible and calm - DO invest in your own mat. ...... they are pretty inexpensive.... don't need the most expensive one. Till then you can bring your own wipes.... ENJOY!

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TIMOTHYNOHE 3/21/2013 12:06AM

    I have found that yoga is a good runners' stretch.

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CINNAMONIE21713 3/20/2013 8:34PM

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I own few yoga things including DVDs but have not used them in long time but need to soon...

Enjoy yoga! :)

Cinnamonie :)

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RADIATESPIRIT 3/20/2013 8:08PM

    Went to Bikram (Hot) Yoga for the first time last Saturday, and fell in love! I too do not follow the chakra or fully understand chi and what not. But when they say to focus your energy on a certain area like legs or core, I feel that one!! emoticon

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MY1FAN 3/20/2013 8:03PM

    I tried yoga today for the first time. I bought a yoga DVD for beginners. I was pleasantly surprised and relaxed. Like you I also don't get into the spiritual aspect of it. I still have to work on the poses and my breathing. But I'll try it again.

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