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.
(Said after swimming from Cuba to Key West without fins or shark cages)
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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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).
current weight: 295.0
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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"
current weight: 137.0
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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. :)
"Be not afraid of going slowly. Be only afraid of standing still."--Chinese proverb
current weight: 156.4
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