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vickyfaye At least I'm not shoveling snow :)

Practice Yoga (read all 2 entries…)
Namaste

So I’ve tried yoga…several times. It’s hard to be the new kid on the block. While the seasoned yoga-er next to me performs a perfect downward dog…I’m trying to keep my head up to see what the instructor is doing.

I need to find a class where no one understands all the nuances of breathing in pose yet…or check my competitive nature about being the best in the class while I take the time to learn the proper methods.

Namaste :)



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vickyfaye At least I'm not shoveling snow :)

No, none of them have been beginner courses. Every time I signed up, I was told the instructors would help me as needed. Maybe I need to search out a true beginner course.

Bigmighty When you’re going through hell, keep going.

Yoga is

about finding inner peace and inner balance, not following the lead and trying to keep up.
Don’t be intimidated by others: if they have reached their inner peace and balance, good for them. They can find yours. You need to find your own.
Relax, breath and try to follow, but don’t rush or despair. The perfect downward dog, or any yoga pose is the one that sets you at ease.
Good luck.

vickyfaye At least I'm not shoveling snow :)

inner peace

Sounds good. I’m a bit high strung. Not being the best is not easy for me, but I will take some deep breathes and try. I appreciate the encouragement!

Bigmighty When you’re going through hell, keep going.

relax

I do Yoga sometimes before but usually after martial arts. It is a great way to relax, stretch and re-tune.
Honestly, I don’t care if I am doing it “right”, I concentrate in my breathing and I try to get the most out of every position. So I can do, some have taken me a while to get and some … forget it, my body can’t do that :-)
Good luck and enjoy.

Jeff Anderson You are all invited to 43 things reunion on facebook

practicing yoga

I recommend a hathayoga course for a beginner. That helps you to get your poses down before you move to a more challenging flow class.

LOL. I do highly recommend that you check your competitive nature at the door. I’ve been doing yoga for four years. It is so much about your own body and it’s limitations. For example, I have short arms and I so I won’t ever really take a bind. I’ll almost always have to use a strap. That doesn’t mean that I won’t try. I’ll keep trying so that I am challenging myself but I just don’t have the reach to do some things. Additionally, at this point in time, I can’t open my hips to the point where my folded legs will touch the ground. I need to use blocks to support my legs when my legs are folded. It just is what it is. I feel great about those things that I can do well and I feel great about knowing my body well enough to know my limitations.

vickyfaye At least I'm not shoveling snow :)

Thanks

for the advice. I do intend to investigate my yoga options again soon, since this crossfit business is ridiculous!


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