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A Yoga Journey
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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:  53

No. of Pounds Lost : 103

Team goal:   Reaching a healthy weight while practicing yoga

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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 7/26/2017 12:01:52 PM

Sometimes I feel like a good yoga session makes me feel open...it creates space with in...I'm not sure if I'm making more room or getting rid of some junk. Anyone else have the same experience?

lavenderblue 7/22/2017 10:20:31 AM

I went to my 1st yoga class at the local library. It was called Golden Yoga for the old folks, mostly women showed up around 20 or so. We formed a circle & did most of the exercises on the chair but then got up & did more strenuous ones, like the warrior pose where u have to balance yourself on one leg. It's no wonder I didn't keil over on the woman next to me. I'll tell u I really worked up a sweat even with the ac on. Don't know if it was fun more like a workout. The next one is in Sept so I'll probably sign up for it again. Liked the instructor as she was very pleasant & demonstrated the moves so they could be easily applied. She was also a Reiki practitioner & went around to each person touching certain areas. I couldn't believe how hot her hands were. She said it was the energy in her. When I got outta there I was quite hot also from all those moves. Kathy

tealady7/23/2017 9:55:33 PM

Sounds like it was a great experience. :)

tealady 7/18/2017 7:57:24 AM

The other day I had the most wonderful practice...I found a track on you tube of this perfect background music. Dimmed the lights, got on the mat and didn't pay attention to time .. I just let the music and my body tell me what to do. It was great. Have a great day.... Namaste

tealady 7/14/2017 9:27:23 AM

While yoga is always a great work out...how many of you use it for it's medicinal purposes? I've been having a little issue with my lower back and I had gone to the chiropractor but the other day it was acting up and I just didn't have the time to make an appt...so I did some poses, light stretches and boy did that do the trick. I've also done yoga for stress and that seems to help.

rubyspruce 7/4/2017 12:46:34 PM

Hi all - new to the group. What are your favorite yoga classes to go to for weight loss? I really like vinyasa, but not sure if there are better options I should be trying to look into.

tealady7/14/2017 9:25:34 AM

etoile you echoed my own words...I love Yoga with Adriene...she really is great. Lately, I've been doing a simple 20 min routine from prevention's flat belly diet and it incorporates weights. I omit the weights and find it challenging enough.

etoile7/8/2017 11:08:41 AM

Any class with a good flow sequence will work you in a more aerobic way. I personally love Adriene Mischler's yoga videos, free on youtube and her own site. She has a combination of different leveled classes focused on different areas, but she also has flow classes. I'm out of shape enough that flow classes are a challenge for me, but I used to love them and hope to get back to the kind of shape where they don't feel so daunting.

tealady 6/15/2017 8:12:21 AM

Prevention has this flat belly yoga dvd out and in a moment of weakness I ordered it. LOL It arrived and I've yet to actually do it...so I put it on top of the dvr as a reminder for this morning but I had a rough night, my lower back was bothering me since yesterday and I'm not even sure why. I knew I should have gone to the chiropractor sometime this week but I just kept blowing it off. Anyway, the point to my ramble was here is another day I don't think I'll be doing it...but I am going to get on the mat .. even if it's to just loosen things up a bit. :) Yoga as medicine. I love it!

tealady6/16/2017 8:21:05 AM

Thanks...I was going to see if I have enough time to stop by the chiropractor this morning. I have a long day on my feet ahead of me, but I am weighing out whether I want to go today or go on Monday when I can schedule a massage afterwards...I may benefit from that as well.

CherylKay6/15/2017 3:08:13 PM

So sorry to hear about your back, maybe some light moves and some ice (not at the same time :) ) may help. I actually came to yoga because of my back and started with a dvd that was yoga for the back. I also have found a home tense machine very helpful to loosen those muscles when nothing else didn't help. My chiropracter introduced me to it and would use the medical grade one after he did his adjustments. Hope you feel better soon.

CherylKay 6/14/2017 11:33:47 PM

I watched a movie called "Breath of the Gods" on Netflix, it is the origin of yoga. I wanted to get it in before it left Netflix later this month. I found it to be very interesting.

tealady6/15/2017 8:08:21 AM

I'll have to check it out. Oh gosh...I'd have a hard time saying good bye to Netflix. It spoiled me...nothing like a netflix binge from time to time.

tealady 6/14/2017 9:17:18 PM

Title : I Did Yoga Every Morning For 2 Weeks—Here’s What I Learned
Link : http://www.prevention.com/fitness/i-did-yoga-every-morning-for-2-weeks/slide/1
Description : The author decides to cultivate a 2 week practice and talks about her results...interesting :)

tealady 6/14/2017 8:36:07 PM

So....how does yoga help you lose weight. If you are in a better place, if you are feeling more positive and calm, if you feel more in control and balanced then you will want to eat healthier. It just becomes a natural progression. Imagine cultivating a practice that will make you want to eat better. Now, that's motivating. :)

tealady 6/9/2017 11:44:25 PM

The last two days have been great....it never ceases to amaze me how much I get out of practicing...My biggest issue is that every time I find a groove something messes me up. Shaylynn....how's the book?

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