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Janette - posted on 06/17/2011
If you want a more american version of yoga read Be a Loser! by Greer Childers. It outlines a whole program that is very do-able for even the most unfit. It is isometric and isotonic stretching with abdominal breathing similar to Uddiyama Bahnda style yoga. It teaches the very very basics from the beginning and only takes about 18 minutes a day. You dont need anything special to do it and you need not leave your home. Its a great way to improve flexibility, strength, digestion, and breathing. I believe it even has a little bit of nutrition education ;) It wasnt until I lost inches and gained a lot of strength that I realized I was doing an advanced form of yoga in a really easy to understand format. Try it and tell me what you think. You can find a copy of the book on Amazon.com. I would love to friend some mothers who are intersted in this form of yoga as well!
Charlotte - posted on 06/12/2011
I started running/walking and wanted to try and learn how to breath easier, and strength my muscles after running. I have been doing it for about 2 weeks everyday for an hour. It has really helped with the running and sore muscles. I feel relaxed too
Natalie - posted on 06/12/2011
That's a good place to start! I also believe that anyone can practice yoga. It's also good to know what is your motivation for practicing yoga- exercise, relaxation, weight loss, stress reduction, better sleep??? you can tailor a yoga practice to meet your needs on any given day by changing the rhythm of your breath and pace between poses. Music can also help synchronize your breath and movement. Happy Yogaing :) Namaste!
Jelena - posted on 05/06/2009
I do my yoga at home with no instrucor or video guide. I dont know if i`m doing it right, but my abs are tight and my lower back doesn`t hurt any more even when I`m standing for several hours at work. Also, now I hold my spine flat without forcing it. Problem I have is the time -10 min are maximum I can afford.
Marisa - posted on 03/23/2009
I agree with Natalie - yoga studio or DVD? more details...
I would recommend attending in person classes to start so the istructor can help you make sure you are doing poses correctly. Once you are comfortable with some basics, then you can practice at home/class/wherever. In general, though, yoga is great for clearing your mind, focusing on yourself for a while and relaxing - all while toning your body...all great for moms! Enjoy!
Kathy - posted on 03/18/2009
being aware of the breathe makes yoga practice relaxing and eases any resistance in postures (gently). also remain present in your practice. don't compare yourself with how far you stretched or held a posture the day before. go with what feels good to you now.
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