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Old 06-23-2016, 12:39 PM   #1
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Arrow Yoga, Anyone?

Just wondering if anyone else out there in 3 fat chicks land does yoga?

I used to do yoga and NIA daily, but I have gotten out of the routine. I'm definitely needing some encouragement, motivation, tips, tricks, etc. to get back on the mat

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Old 06-23-2016, 09:06 PM   #2
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I've recently started going to yoga classes a couple of times a week, but it's hard! The room is peaceful and quiet and all of a sudden there's a thump as I topple over. So I could use tips and tricks too! I think there's some things that are just physically awkward because of how large my body is, but I'm hoping in general it will get better as I practice more.
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Old 06-27-2016, 11:42 AM   #3
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I've recently started going to yoga classes a couple of times a week, but it's hard! The room is peaceful and quiet and all of a sudden there's a thump as I topple over. So I could use tips and tricks too! I think there's some things that are just physically awkward because of how large my body is, but I'm hoping in general it will get better as I practice more.
Hello, I understand! I used to take classes, but as I got bigger I became too self conscious and couldn't do some of the things. I began my yoga practice at home. I miss it, as I've strayed away from it. Hopefully we find some good advice
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Old 06-27-2016, 11:51 AM   #4
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I do yoga at home to. Mainly because there isn't anywhere here to do it (I wish there was, but a 2hr commute would likely destroy any benefit of the class). I use Shiva Rea's dvds and I LOVE them.

For balance, they say to pick a point on the wall (or floor depending on the pose) and focus there to help with balance. I personally do yoga almost entirely with my eyes closed though, so that's just hearsay from me.

I get tired of my "love handles" getting all pinched when I lean over to the side. I have to like smooth them out then I do side poses or they feel all bunched up and weird.
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Old 07-29-2016, 08:55 PM   #5
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I have done yoga for a few years; now do yoga, meditation and belly dancing at a studio that I have been going to for about 1 1/2 years. They also have ballet barre which I have yet to try. All you want for $30 a month! You can't beat it. And the beauty is is that everyone is so friendly, non-judgmental and the instructors are great.

I tend to be on the big side and have an old ACL tear on my inner knee. When I first began I wasn't able to hold poses. But with each class, you can build up the stamina and intensity. So I modify any pose that is too difficult. I agree on focusing on a stationary spot or object to hold your focus.

I find that yin yoga is a great practice for those who have issues. It is most all mat poses and slower and you hold the poses for longer. The stretch you get from it makes your body feel loose and relaxed.

Has anyone tried hot yoga? I tried it once. ONCE. Oh my, I thought I was going to pass out!
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I practice twice a week. I find that it helps my core and the stretching really helps after a heavy weight training session. Also, I'm proposing a yoga Uber, which picks you up after yoga class and drives you home so you can drink wine and stay in a constant state of bliss...........
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Once a week!

It's a great complement to my weight training. And flexibility is so important as we get older too.
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