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9/2/13 11:20 A

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Revisiting yogadownload.com as well, CANDY ...

I'd just been to a studio yoga class, yesterday. The teacher had changed the format to Hatha-Vinyasa blend. It had been one month and 3 days since my previous visit. (AND, I am taking live studio classes only there) I'd felt as if I'd fallen behind. For the first time ever, with mild "gym style" yoga--or so I'd thought. It seems that in the space of that time, she's ditched nearly everything about the Shiva Rea influence (save for the obvious fire in which the practice was executed, imparted and received by this tiny class - only 3 in attendance) ...

That is the interesting thing ... I think to myself, "Dorothy - you're not in Kansas anymore ..." and "Mild is for cough medicine ... "

Better now put that yogadownload into heavier rotation. Yogadownload downloads kick my butt more than what I've downloaded off of myyogaonline. YMMV ... I'm a vinyasa fusion student. Not sure if that is a fave with yoga teachers. They are audio-intensive and every one of their videos is minimally appointed. Just the right thing to appeal to those who'd rather use no technology - if they could - to get their "being instructed" on ...


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9/2/13 10:48 A

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Yes, sorry. I shorted the name it is My Yoga Online. I love the site and the practices I get daily from there. I think because I teach so many classes that when I practice I just don't want to think about it at all. So following a class is what works for me. It is like my downtime.

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8/27/13 12:03 P

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It is great to find what inspire you to grow or re-energize your yoga practice!

What makes a person who they are, are the choices they make. Albus Dumbledore

Our choices define us. E. Kant

If you keep believing in yourself and seek enthusiasm inside your soul, things will get simpler, more spontaneous. P. Coelho

Knowledge is like the wind, once you obtain it, you can go anywhere. Yellow Hare(Native-American Chief)


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TINIERTINA's Photo TINIERTINA Posts: 4,889
8/27/13 10:53 A

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Yes, community is important. But so is a class pack with a very generous expiration date.

(I'll still go to yoga, then--the few in my locality that offer those packs.)

I created my own self-sequences, a long time ago. I'm no ashtangi, but I know movement and what my body needs; in addition to how to challenge myself.

Before I'd gotten diagnosed with diabetes, I was frequently at live pilates classes (they'd been a little cheaper then). There, the group dynamic counts more than you would think. At that time, my cramping of my legs during class became unbearable.

Are you referring to My Yoga Online (myyoga.com does not exist) ?

I'd won a year's free membership with them, and wound up downloading left to right off that site ... now, I've different priorities than renewing with them .. just so you know, it works wonderfully for belly dance and pilates , if that's the site you are actually referring to ...

Edited by: TINIERTINA at: 8/27/2013 (10:56)

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8/27/13 10:40 A

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I use MyYoga.com most days. They have wonderful instructors and a good variety of styles. I have a small studio in my home and I teach some of my classes here, so I really feel comfortable here. I do also recommend live classes weekly. Especially for teachers. I can become isolated sometimes in practice and just being the student in the room is very necessary for my balance.

Candy

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8/26/13 4:07 P

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I feel very similarly to you, and I've been practicing yoga regularly over 6 years, although lately I have lost some of my mojo.

I get not very much support by the larger (no pun believe me) online yoga community because I refuse to (can't afford to) attend a live yoga class frequently. On Spark I do get some support - and never more so than now - because I need loads of cardio (again, overwhelmingly delivered virtually until - temporarily - very recently) while having bad feet and having wasted away due to, and in the management of, disease ... [not so much any ED]

I did not post my weight today ...


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8/26/13 3:39 P

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I first saw the primary series completed by a Master. My mouth dropped and I immediately shoved the ashtanga idea to the back of my mind. To challenging, too hard, too many arm balances...you get the idea. I am a restorative/yin/therapeutic specialist. I love to teach, but I find lately that I am draining. My students ask a lot of me and I teach about 12 classes a week. I practice daily in some fashion. Maybe not for an hour or even a half hour, but to some degree. I have needed an infusion of something into my practice beyond the normal. Something that took me out of my teacher head and put me back in the student role, yet something that isn't mindless if you know what I mean. I have rediscovered Ashtanga and wow. I love the grace the practice offers. It is routine so it is perfect when I am too exhausted to think. It is powerful which speaks to my Pitta side and it is dynamic which speaks to my very Vata side. I can also move into my Yin and even restore with inversion. I totally suck at some of it, a lot of it, so I am really in the student frame of mind as I am learning. Who knew. I may be the only new student turning 50 but who cares. Rock on!

Edited by: CANDY365 at: 8/26/2013 (15:42)
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