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Try yoga, if you haven't

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I have taken a series of yoga classes of 6-8 weeks at least 5-6 times in the last 20 yrs or so, at a few different venues, and have gone to the occasional class now and again but probably not in 2-3 years, although I do some yoga poses on my own at home or poolside or at the beach in Anguilla.
Yesterday I dug out my mat and took a class along with a fitTv (which I love almost as much as the food network, BTW) which inspired me to go to a class tonight (since DH is away, my schedule is much more flexible).
Speaking of flexible- I was pleasantly surprised that I did very well in the class and it felt WONDERFUL to have a whole hour and an instructor talking me through the stretching and poses.
She was not my favorite yoga teacher, by far, especially her choice of music, but when class was over, I felt incredibly relaxed and grateful to her for her guidance.
I am recommitting to yoga and highly recommend it, my friends.
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    dd LOVES yoga ... i always feel like a klutz. she likes namaste yoga on fitTv.

    2936 days ago
    I didn't like the first yoga class I took...the instructor was nice enough but I was so bored. My sister kept raving about yoga but I was into my weights and cardio.
    THEN there came a new instructor. Wow. I love it as much as I love cardio and weights. It has helped my flexibility and balance so much. While it is still pretty physical, the spiritual part of being in touch with your body rocks.
    2941 days ago
    Gosh, I was into doing a yoga class down here two times a week and then just got out of the habit since I got that weird illness. Thanks for posting this as it is inspiring me to look at yoga again....we will have a flat screen tv out in our new pool/patio area with a DVD player....might be a great place to do it.
    Thanks again for the reminder.
    2944 days ago
    I love yoga, too, Elizabeth! It's amazing to me that I can feel so relaxed and strong at the same time. Namaste.

    2945 days ago
    Great! At my age, the flexibility isn't what it used to I have been doing Callenetics and it may be similar to yoga but I'm not sure. Thanks for the information, I'll look into it.
    2945 days ago
    How lovely exercise and relaxation all in one.... what could be better emoticon
    2945 days ago
    Great advice. I have taken a couple of classes and really enjoyed them.
    2945 days ago
    I should look into it. thanks!
    2945 days ago
    I started incorporating yoga into my day and am happy to report that most days I do some yoga, even if it's just a few poses, it feels GREAT!
    Glad to hear you're back on the mat!
    2945 days ago
    My Rheumatologist has been recommending yoga for a while. I am hoping to try soon, waiting for a dear friend to recover from surgery to go with me.
    2945 days ago
    I'd like to try yoga, I'll have to check out fittv. What else do you like on that station? I don't usually turn on the TV (just got cable a few days ago) and wouldn't know where to start with that station.
    2945 days ago
    I wish I had more time and access to yoga. I did it on the Wii Fit this winter in bad weather, but I hear it's not even close to the same as the real thing. emoticon
    2945 days ago
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    I discovered yoga a few months ago. I don't often get to do a whole DVD routine, but use yoga stretches like the Warriers and the Palm Tree for stretching after running. There is nothing like it to prevent sore muscles after a tough workout.
    2945 days ago
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