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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:  65

No. of Pounds Lost : 106

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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Shaylynn 2/22/2017 9:45:41 AM

I did a short morning workout yesterday and plan another one this morning! i am just finishing up on my bike. The sun is shining so I am hoping for a walk today but I have to work all 3 of my jobs today. I never expected to be so busy! One job is 10am-6pm, another is 6 hoursn spread out after 6pm and on weekends. The third is for the business I have started. Yoga is so necessary to keep my body and mind calm!

LolaRaye 2/15/2017 10:41:40 AM

Hello! I'm new to this team and really enthusiastic about meeting people who share a common goal. Right now I take Vinyasa classes about every other week, but I do a bit of yoga in my living room every day. I really like Tara Stile's Youtube videos and her idea of ease and movement. Good luck to everybody!

Shaylynn2/19/2017 7:51:10 PM

Hi Lola,
Welcome! I got my self on my mat today! I have a yoga class every Friday but I have been so busy living in one time zone and working in another with a 3 hour difference that I lost track of the time and missed my Friday session this week. Yoga is so important to my health and well being even if it is just 15 or 20 minutes. I'll check out Tara Stiles, thanks for the tip!

Shaylynn 2/13/2017 6:11:48 PM

Had a wonderful yoga class on Friday - she focused on "Heart Openers" such a good focus just before Valentine's Day for body and mind. It was quite a workout I felt every muscle on Saturday. I was lazy in Sat and Sun now I have just finished work and trying to convince myself to get in some time on the mat.

CherylKay2/14/2017 3:52:26 PM

I am glad you had such a great workout, sounds fabulous.

tealady 2/4/2017 10:16:49 PM

Today I was determined so while I was watching a tv show I plopped down on the carpet and just started doing a few stretches. It felt so good...

Shaylynn 2/4/2017 9:44:17 AM

From down dog my yoga teacher suggests to go into 3 legged dog then swing you leg through so there is some momentum to get your foot up between your hands so you are in a high lunge position. It also helps if you are on your toes in down dog rather than flat footed. I missed my yoga class on Friday. It was the last day of the semester and I had just gotten access to my new classes (which start Monday) and I completely forgot.

Shaylynn 1/27/2017 7:05:37 PM

Attended a great yoga class today. She is my favorite instructor and I really enjoyed it. I was able to "flip my dog" today, flipping back is much harder. A lot of core strengthing work and spinal alignment which felt wonderful.

tealady2/1/2017 8:49:50 PM

I'm still on working on the transition from downward dog to a lunge. I can never get my knee in close enough to bring my foot up high enough. I usually have to drop to my knee.

tealady2/1/2017 8:48:37 PM

wow! I'm jealous...that's amazing.

Shaylynn 1/24/2017 9:34:57 PM

Yoga for Wellness - that is my goal. It is the one thing that I can always do even if it is just a few minutes here and there or 10 minutes at night before bed when I get on the mat and do some stretches and poses to re-align my back, releave shoulder tension. I always do "legs up the wall" before bed it is part of my routine. I am extremely restless at night ( part of the fibromyalgia crap) so I spend at least 20 minutes with my legs up the wall before bed.

theselgia 1/23/2017 9:09:38 PM

Hello! New to the site and getting back on weight loss journey after 3 months of binging. Yoga was there all this time, but tons of food also was. Back on track and reaching out for help! :)

Shaylynn1/24/2017 9:30:29 PM

There are only a few active members right now in this group I hope you'll keep checking in and adding to the conversation! Yoga is the only thing that keeps me moving, I have fibromyalgia and when I don't get on my mat every day even if it is just for a short time I really feel the difference.

Shaylynn 1/22/2017 8:14:22 PM

My yoga teacher focused on the lymphatic system this week. Being a anatomy/physiology/biology teacher it really makes sense. The lymphatic system is a series of glands and ducts that run throughout the body. Lymph (the fluid in the system) has a high % of whiteblood cells. Glands and nodes in the lympahtic system store larger amounts of fluid and whiteblood cells. They also take in foreign substances so they can be destroyed by the white blood cells. The connection between yoga and the lymphatic system is that the lymphatic system is passive. There is not a pump like the heart to push this fluid through the body. The lymphatic system is massaged by muscle movement. Any movement helps but targeted yoga will assist in moving lymph through the system and help remove toxins and waste from it. Yoga is really about wellness!

tealady 1/17/2017 11:39:11 PM

Title : At 98 Years Old, the World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher Shares the 1 Mantra She Swears By
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Description : At 98 years old, Tao Porchon-Lynch is inspiring our lives in more ways than we'd imagine. As one of the new faces of Athleta's Power of She campaign, Tao, the world's oldest yoga teacher, is sharing what it means to live a positive life, and it's really empowering. After being told in 1926 that yoga is "unladylike," she was motivated to learn tree yoga, and now, she's spreading her journey of spirituality across the world.

Shaylynn1/22/2017 8:16:19 PM

"Anything is possible; nothing's impossible. When you wake up every morning, say, 'this is going to be the best day of my life,' and it will be," Tao said.

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