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Still Getting My Yoga On

I have a problem with consistency and follow-thru. I am really working on this but it has been an issue for a long time so I don’t expect it to go away easily. I bring this up because I realized that I have been doing yoga pretty consistently now for about 8 months or more. When I first thought about it I thought I was going on 4 or 5 months and even with that, I hadn’t been real consistent. It dawned on me though that I don’t have to be in a studio for it to count and...

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Balance

I recently found yoga! It has been a wonderful discovery for me and has helped me in a lot of ways. It gives me something to do that calms my mind and hopefully will make my body stronger. It also allows me to be around other people. Besides the physical aspect, yoga brings in a spiritual dimension that really makes me happy. I have felt like I needed to do yoga for about a year but I resisted. I am sure that some of the resistance was because I am not used to being around people but part of it is because of my weight and awkwardness. Now that I mention that, I suppose the weight and awkwardness is part of why I stay away from people. The yoga class that I went to was taught by a woman older than me. She spent quite a bit of time making sure that I had the proper props and understood when to use them. She also told me not to try to keep up with others and just do what I needed to do. While the rest of the class was doing 108 downward dog/cobras I just did some cobras to start strengthening my body. I have been working on meditation for several years now. It has calmed my mind enough that I can usually fall asleep and that, for...

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