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4/18/11 3:35 P

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Welcome!!

Glad to hear you're getting back to yoga - I love it! :)

If you're feeling sore, maybe you can also just do some gentle exercise first thing in the morning - just one sun salutation or something. To focus you, get you breathing, get a little blood flow, and get a taste of yoga again without forcing too much :) Or just sit in lotus or cross-legged, and do a little yogic breathing! (I just sat outside on my lunch break doing a little breathing! Very calming!)

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4/12/11 7:31 P

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Yoga is something you can do as often as you like, and you will also get a lot from doing it just once a week.

If you push too hard, and set a goal to practice too long or too frequently or too hard -- you will find it hard to stick with your plan. (By too long or frequently I mean trying to dedicate so much time to yoga that you can't do other things you need to do, by too hard I mean an intensity that causes you pain or makes you tired.)

My personal advice would be, stick to your once-a-week plan for now, and in a few weeks find out if you want to add a second class, or maybe buy a yoga dvd (esp. if your teacher will recommend one).

Cross-training is also very beneficial -- do whatever you like to do, whether it's hiking, swimming, tennis, horseback riding -- you are more likely to stick with an exercise that is fun for you (just look at the weekly Spark this week -- it has a link to an article about what motivates people to keep exercising!)

Best wishes to you...

...there is a place in you where you have never been wounded, where there's still a sureness in you, where there's a seamlessness in you, and where there is a confidence and tranquility in you. ~John O'Donohue
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4/12/11 2:30 P

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If you do some shorter sessions on your own-maybe 20 min 2-3x per week I bet you'll get re-conditioned faster and the longer class will be easier for you.

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4/12/11 2:12 P

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Welcome to the team! Since you are just starting back to any kind of activity again, it is normal to be a little sore. It should only take a day or 2 to recover then I would say yes, if you want to practice more than once a week go for it!

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4/12/11 2:08 P

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Hi everyone,

I just started a basic balancing yoga class last week. It's once a week for an hour. I'm trying to get back in the swing of things after being sick and not able to exercise for 3 months. For just starting out - would you recommend practicing yoga more than once a week? I'm very sore today from the 70 mins last night!

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