Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Thoughts On Yoga

I've been doing yoga four times a week for almost three months now and here's what I've learned:


If you can't breathe deeply in a pose then you need to not push so close to your edge.  Much like life, if you can't take a deep breath and relax perhaps you need to cut something out.


This takes humility and a willingness to remember why you are in that studio in the first place.  You cannot practice yoga without humility and  breath.


Breathe in (inspire) the good and breathe out the bad.  Push out the negativity in life and greatly welcome all that is good.

For me, yoga just feels good.  I'm more flexible, centered, not afraid to try new things, and proud of my accomplishments.  As a dancer, this is amazing.


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29 comments:

  1. That third image is amazing! I just took up yoga this year...its so challenging! Love what you said about the breathing...will have to remember that on Friday!

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  2. Some amazing photos! I have always wanted to try yoga. I went to a class once with lots of friends. Bad idea. We got told off for laughing! Id like to try again seriously :)

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  3. You have no idea how appealing yoga sounds to me after having read this, Tiffany. I may just need to try it out again! :)

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  4. Impressed~ 4x a week!
    Inspiring Tiffany~
    xo

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  5. Right on, Tiffany! I just went last night and as always, I feel so great today. =)

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  6. I loved yoga but I haven't been able to find a place that I enjoy practicing at... I really like an instructor to be aware of the students and correct their form as we go but there aren't many here that do that!

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  7. I've been doing yoga for almost a year now and I'm still learning. I had my first fall in class today! haha

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  8. I love all the images above but most especially your season of words. xx

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  9. Very, very good points and some fabulous pictures. I enjoy yoga, I just need to start going more often ;-)

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  10. the first picture was pretty cool. I've always wanted to try yoga to help with flexibility for guard.

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  11. I used to do yoga regularly and LOVED it. Your post has seriously inspired me to get back into it. What are your favorite poses?

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  12. This is fantastic advice. I have yet to try yoga, but a friend of mine is always trying to get me to go. I really need to give it a shot...

    Love these images you selected!

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  13. aahhhhhhhhhh. yoga. maybe that is what i should do tonight. it always makes me feel better. i am not that accomplished at yoga, but i have a dvd at home that i can follow along with and it makes me feel lighter and leaner and SLIGHTLy more relaxed. all good things! :)

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  14. those are my favorite things about yoga too. i love those things in life that just make you feel so good (and are good FOR you). so glad you are loving it!!!!!!!!! (though how YOU could be more flexible is beyond me).

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  15. I have always wanted to try yoga! I hear it makes you stretch and become more flexible. Actually my ballet teacher told me that I should try hot yoga to become more flexible. How crazy!

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  16. i really need to get back to yoga. i was doing bikram pretty regularly before the wedding and i felt great!

    school is out in just two weeks and i've vowed to get back on the yoga horse. thanks for the inspiration lady!

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  17. yoga! yoga! yoga! love it. when Padme Yoga Center opens in June you should come visit me in one of my classes!

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  18. I reeeeeeally wanna get back into yoga!

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  19. i love yoga, i started after my divorce and it was a life saver!!!

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  20. What great pics and advice, I would love to do Yoga but at this point in my life I think I would struggle to fit it into my schedule although this post had definately inspired me to try

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  21. I've been doing yoga twice a week and even that infrequently, I still feel like it's really changed me. I mean, there's my flexibility yes, but teaching me how to be still and calm my mind...that has been amazingly important.

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  22. omg when i first started doing yoga it WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TOUGH....but whenever i do it regularly i feel soo much healhtier!

    great post!

    I challenge you, Tiffany, to widen the definition of beauty in your community!
    Do you accept? Or are you comfortable with the narrow definition of beauty today?
    Chk out my post for my details -- http://theoutfitmaker.blogspot.com/2010/04/redefine-beauty-in-your-community-blog.html

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  23. Yoga is certainly a good sport. Makes your body look slender, I guess.
    Lovely pictures posted.

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  24. I've been wanting to try yoga, and you just inspired me. Love the blog and the photos!

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  25. very interesting ! I've never got into yoga myself but I think I can see the benefits if I keep at it....

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  26. I miss my yoga class...there's just something about going at the appointed time and all working and relaxing at the end together.

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  27. Yes, I need to breathe more..thanks for the reminder!

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  28. i do yoga too! i go about 3 times a week and its wonderful. everything you said about breath is so great too :)

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  29. I thought you were talking about the fact that her foot was way up beside her head!
    "Who's looking at the foot itself?"
    Ha ha That is craaaazy.
    Can you do that?

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