Support and motivation we definitely "got"!! All of us here are on a journey with yoga so as long as you're on the path, you are one of us!! I agree that it helps to hear from other yogis or yoginis whilst working on losing weight. More importantly is learning how it makes you feel. Some of that is physical, some emotional. It's just hard to describe until you have chosen to make it part of your life.
Love that you are including your daughter. And what a great example you are setting for her that your time is important and you value your health! I find that if I even do 10 minutes of stretching and breathing in bed before I get up, it helps me feel better in my approach to the rest of my day.
Also - it's a great idea to check out the thread on yoga classes but please try to find a teacher or studio close to you that you like so that someone can help you with alignment so you don't hurt yourself. I like the Esther Eckard videos on Youtube also....
Well.... I managed to get some yoga in.... and some meditation.... I went for a massage due to headaches for months. I had to go to my "happy" place in my mind due to the pain. It was so relaxing... an hour of deep tissue massage. She was wondering how I actually functioned. I feel soooo much better. But I was running out of time and had some cooking to do. So I did random poses and balancing in the kitchen while I was cooking. I even challenged my daughter to some balance poses.
Good news... I have my house to myself tomorrow a.m. and I am doing all yoga I can. All alone... all relaxing...
I know your not supposed to weigh yourself every day.... BUT.... I have and since Wednesday I have lost 6.4 lbs. I am going for another perfect day! Happy Friday everyone!
you know in the INFO thread there is the 21-day Yoga Journal Challenge and right now in the Meditation thread we have the 21-day Chopra Meditation Challenge focus on ABUNDANCE, which is there all around us but we don't see because we are busy we our problems, you might like to try it. Going to an studio will help you with the ME TIME, because you actually will have to go and be there for a class, for a series of classes, for a month, who knows, baby steps 5 min, 10 min , 15 min ....... you decide, my daughter suffers of anxiety and her therapist has taught us a valuable lesson: IT'S OK TO BE ANXIOUS, AND STILL YOU HAVE A LIFE TO LIVE... Hope it helps! The link to the meditation challenge, which is free and if you start today still can do day-2
You know what... Thank you... That's a GREAT idea.... I have to remember... anything is better than nothing. I will! My goal for today is to do at least 10 mins of yoga today! :) I have to change some of my thinking... if I can't do 30 to 45 then what's the point.... that's not true! yeah!
Thank you I will check that out for sure. I do know exactly what to do and I for some reason fell victim to .... I'm gonna have knee surgery... "I deserve" or "I can't do"... the ole excuse mode... My partial knee replacement went well... but more "Poor me"... that is done.. Excuses are done. I LOVE how yoga makes me feel. I deserve to take time for myself!
The last time I lost my weight doing Weight Watchers. I loved it. I was the master. I knew all facts and figures of all foods, etc. I will not go back there though. Since they changed it's not so user friendly. I am doing strictly calories, vitamins, and exercise. NO BLT's... I am on day three. I have yet to have fit yoga in... but I feel good about finding time tonight! :)
That is great that you lost so much weight and kept it off for so long. I'd make a list of factors that enabled you to keep it off. It means that at least in part you KNOW what to do and you know that you can do it! That's a great advantage, I think! What did you do? And how you re-introduce some of those things into your life again now?
You might like to investigate 'Yoga for depression' by Amy Weintraub. This is her website: yogafordepression.com/
Edited by: CHRISTINASP at: 11/15/2012 (04:07)
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When people ask me how they can choose the best yoga studio, I suggest the "best" one for them is the one that is closest to work or home (that is, easy to get to), and that offers a class at a time that fits easily into their schedule.
In the search for the "best" or the "perfect" sometimes the most important aspect is forgotten: daily (or at least weekly) practice.
I hope, while you are searching for the "perfect" routine, you are going ahead with whatever routine you know or find!
If you have lost a lot of mobility, check out the dvd's by Peggy Cappy "Yoga for the rest of us" -- very nice routines to get you back into it.
I like the Yoga Journal dvds, but I find that watching those former gymnasts and dancers do their poses sometimes tempts me into over-doing -- reaching for *their* pose instead of *my* pose. A dear friend says, "I love those videos - love to watch them, but I don't do them!"
There is a discussion on this group of recommended dvds and podcasts - go to the group home page and look for it, you will find a lot of ideas.
Thank you. And I LOVE yoga... I feel so much better when I do it. One of my goals is to fit it back into my schedule for me! I can't believe I got sucked so far out of taking care of myself. I know I am strong and need that back. I was doing the poor me thing... it's gotta end. I am looking for the perfect Yoga routine. I love Steve Ross but he is no longer on TV. I also was using my Biggest Loser Yoga... but my DVD player ate it... Any others out there that you like?
Up to 25% of people taking antidepressants gain weight, says at least one study. That means 75% *don't* gain weight, and kudos to you for wanting to be one of those.
May your yoga practice help keep you balanced, and help with your emotional and physical issues, and wake you up to that place in your heart where you are whole, happy, loved and loving. Blessings to you!
I am so ready for this. I am done with this body and want my old one back! I'm not sure what happened but instead of getting depressed (that wasn't working for me)! I am going to get on the ball! In 2004 I lost 85 lbs. and kept it off for almost 8 years! And then... it started creeping on. I had partical knee replacement and quit taking my vitamins. Totally unsure why? Then went on Zoloft for anxiety... and it really came on.... I gained almost 40 lbs. over four or five mos. I am miserable! But I remembered recently I lost 85 lbs. and kept it off before... DO IT AGAIN!! and make it permanent. I need help and motivation. I need to share with others that share the same concerns and obstacles! I also have a very needy 14 year old daughter and 53 year old husband!!! But I am making ME time again.... Any help and motivation would be greatly appreciated. And just friendship.... :)
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