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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:  28

No. of Pounds Lost : 76

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 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.

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 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
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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
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Description : This is a shorter video, only about 6 mins but I thought she addressed things nicely.

tealady 9/17/2017 9:41:46 PM

Title : Yoga For Wrist Pain
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Description : Yoga For Wrist Pain. Adriene guides us through a yoga lesson for the wrists so that you can avoid pain as well as prepare for deepening your practice. From the foundation we explore alignment and action -then actually apply to poses in your practice. Tend to it, stay curious! Take a little time to workshop what is going on in the wrists, to find support, ease and what feels good!

tealady 9/4/2017 12:50:15 AM

Title : Tennis Ball Techniques for Tight Muscles
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Description : Imagine you have a friend small enough to fit in your purse or briefcase who will give you nightly massages, easing stress, fatigue, and muscle tension all for a onetime cost of about $3. Think yellow. Think tennis balls. The procedure is simple: place a tennis ball on a part of the body that is sore or tight and rest your weight on it. The pressure softens tight muscles and increases circulation. Dancers have long used tennis ball self-massage to work out their kinked-up muscles, and body workers frequently prescribe the practice for clients healing from chronic injuries. Asana practitioners searching for ways to increase flexibility and comfort in their bodies are beginning to get on the ball, too.

CherylKay9/8/2017 3:08:44 PM

I actually do this and it really helps. I also developed planter fasciitis and it has really helped with y feet. I often carry a ball in my purse.

tealady 8/16/2017 12:00:03 PM

Today was good....I realized while doing my proud warrior that instead of pushing out negativity I should be reaching for is sort of focusing on the negative and the other reaching for the positive. sounds like a small difference but it seemed to matter.

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