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1/7/13 12:30 P

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Oddly enough, yoga doesn't do much for my weight and it never did ... even during the few gung-ho years of practicing it recently. With foot and knee problems, my only other choice was swimming (and I did that for over 11 years) ... with foot and knee problems, I won't advance greatly in the future ... but that had never been my intention ... 58 years old and not built even like a Lilias Folan ...

But it helps me to sleep at night.


Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.

- Igor Stravinsky

Find a way.

--Diana Nyad

(Said after swimming from Cuba to Key West without fins or shark cages)

My blog is at tiniertina.wordpress.com/ (topics vary; words are the most important things)

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1/6/13 10:08 P

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when I get up in the morning I feel like I can barely move. After I do yoga, I feel like a new person. The aches and pains are minimized, and I feel so much more flexible. It makes me feel great, the only problem is I don't do it nearly as much as I should. I am praying for tons of motivation this year!

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1/6/13 4:49 P

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I do yoga because it makes me feel "great to be alive". It gives me more flexibility, that is really important to me since aging.

"Food is not just something you pull off a shelf-it has a life force to it." Dr. Oz


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1/6/13 12:50 A

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Joint pain


"Fall down 7 times, get up 8" - Japanese Proverb;
The journey is the reward"


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1/5/13 12:09 P

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It keeps me calm, centered emotionally, and sane!

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1/5/13 5:10 A

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I love seeing how many people get such a positive influence from yoga on their minds and their spirits! It's the same for me--it's extremely important to me because it helps me relax into a calmer state of mind, it helps me feel more in tune with my actions and my connections to others and the world around me, it makes me more reflective of my daily impact, and it just makes my body feel... well, I always think of it as 'the way a body is supposed to feel!" No aches, no pains, just a really yummy feeling in all your muscles, and that sensation of power and awe at everything your body can do (and is doing every second).

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1/4/13 10:49 P

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to get the most out of what I have, physically and mentally, along with some spiritual time . And it feels so good!!


"The future ain't what it used to be"
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Life is full of obstacle illusions.
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1/4/13 9:39 P

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The breathe is the life.

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1/4/13 8:25 P

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My main reason for my yoga practices is to be able to move without pain. When I get out of bed I am like the tin man - achy and creaky and stiff joints. I do the half hour yoga session before anything else and it gets me mobile. Some mornings I call it "Snap crackle and pop - yoga"

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1/4/13 4:51 P

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Personally, I came back to yoga when I returned to intuitive eating......

Yoga centers me. Nothing makes my body feel like yoga does. I feel so much more balanced physically, mentally, emotionally.

My body feels stronger when I do yoga.

*Amber*
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1/4/13 12:54 P

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My main reason is because it helps me to balanced emotionally and psychologically. Doing it daily or almost every day brings me back to a state of calm.

Keep it simple.


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1/4/13 12:18 P

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I practice yoga for my survival.

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1/4/13 12:03 P

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Number one is because I love how it makes me feel mentally/emotionally. After battling mental illness for 16 years, it's amazing to find something that is simultaneously calming and empowering!

Mary-Catherine


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1/4/13 9:50 A

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I have many reasons: to improve balance and flexibility, to de-stress, to grow stronger. But my number one reason is that it makes me feel better. I even get fewer migraines when I'm consistent with it. :)

Karen

"Be not afraid of going slowly. Be only afraid of standing still."--Chinese proverb


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1/4/13 9:48 A

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It's a great way to start the day! I almost always get up and first thing is to do my yoga practice (no coffee, no dogs, no DW)....

Patrick
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1/4/13 9:47 A

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Reason #1
I love yoga. That's really the reason although it may not sound like a reason. It also makes my brain feel good.


You have exactly one life in which to do everything you'll ever do. Act Accordingly.
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CHRISTINASP's Photo CHRISTINASP Posts: 1,856
1/4/13 9:39 A

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"Why do you do yoga?"

I've heard many reasons mentioned by people: inner peace, becoming more flexible, to relax, to lose weight, to become stronger, etc..

You can mention several reasons and things that motivate you but please indicate what is your nr. 1 reason, the one that is most important to you.

Edited by: CHRISTINASP at: 1/4/2013 (12:55)
Keep it simple.


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