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A Yoga Journey
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About Us

Sharing support and finding balance through yoga practice while working towards our weight loss goals.

Team Info

Status:  Public

Started:   Jul 21, 2015

No. Of Members:  30

No. of Pounds Lost : 34

Team goal:   Reaching a healthy weight while practicing yoga

Team Creator

Captain's Message :
Regardless of your weight you can begin a practice and find that mind body connection that will help you reach your happy weight.

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tealady 11/14/2017 9:08:38 PM

Right now, I think the best part is when I first lay down on the mat. My lower back has been tight and as I breath...I fell my body slowly relaxing...easing....giving up it's tension....I love it.

Michi 10/20/2017 11:34:31 AM

Did an hour of Yoga this morning. My mind feels so much clearer. That does not excuse me from Zumba tonight!

Michi 10/18/2017 10:42:25 AM

I'm new here, and just started working out again a few weeks ago. At first all I did was Yoga, 3 hours a week. But now I've added Tai chi and Belly dance. I'm realizing that diet is integral to my goals and have started to accept the reality that I am going to have to reform my eating habits as well.

tealady11/14/2017 9:07:19 PM

When I practice regularly I find making better food choices easier. I guess it just starts the tone of my day.

Shaylynn 10/15/2017 8:51:04 AM

My favorite instructor always says "Honor Your Body" it is something I keep in mind. Just because I can do a particularly hard pose doesn't mean that I have to or need to do it every day. My body speaks ( often complains) and I try to listen. I haven't been posting but I have been continuing my yoga practice. My hubby built the guest bed so it folds into the wall. It is only a small room but it is uncluttered, there is a rug with a good pad under it and the room has several windows to let in natural light. Since we haven't turned on the heat yet I have a small space heater I turn on to make the room comfortable before I get down on the mat.

tealady11/14/2017 9:09:48 PM

I also have a few phrases that echo with me...I go back to them during my practice. I like that...I agree...we should honor our bodies. :)

tealady 10/12/2017 4:55:38 AM

Things have been going good with my practice. I've only been doing 10 mins a day but it's just enough to loosen up some of my tight spots. I do expect my practice to grow, but it will grow naturally when I have time. Meanwhile, just stretching my hips and chest feels so good. Oh a bit of a spiritual side....I go to bed feeling open...calm. I feel like the openness can be filled with healing light instead of carrying all the crap from the day to bed... One of my favorite yoga instructors reminds me that I should treat my body with kindness, that we are jerking ourselves and pushing ourselves all day and this is a time when we can move slow... I love that, that is how I can end my day.

tealady 10/4/2017 7:23:17 AM

The thing I noticed most about yoga is that it seems to be about creating space. Space to expand your breath, space to be safe in, space to retreat to when chaos is all around, space to grow in....space. As I laid on my back...letting the earth support me...I did a spinal twist and reaching out with one arm and my knees pointed in the opposite direction...I concentrated on the space I was creating and it felt awesome!

tealady 10/1/2017 12:01:03 PM

How often do you practice? Is your practice at home or a studio?

tealady 9/17/2017 10:02:05 PM

Title : How to Use Sandbags in Your Restorative Yoga Practice
Link : https://yogainternational.com/article/view/how-to-use-sandbags-in-practice/?utm_campaign=Weekly%20Newsletter&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=56322132&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9FBIS9s65E9uiJOYEVJhkq_jXObkQYMdPQrw5h_0nY_FKUmwsrlPBNoTJidbgcbdW3WC8SW5GShKdnkV2JB3G9c_8vOA&_hsmi=56322132
Description : As a teacher specializing in restorative yoga, and a student of Judith Hanson Lasater’s, I adore sandbags. Just set me up with my legs up the wall, put sandbags on my feet and head, and I’m as content as a kid in a blanket fort.

tealady 9/17/2017 9:44:49 PM

When I tend to be on the heavier side I have difficulty with my wrists when doing downward dog.... as well as a few other poses. I found these and thought you may find them helpful also.

tealady 9/17/2017 9:43:38 PM

Title : Yoga for Wrist Pain - Simple Stretches for Wrists, Fingers & Forearms
Link : https://youtu.be/W7ih99212-0
Description : This is a shorter video, only about 6 mins but I thought she addressed things nicely.

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