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Does anyone practice yoga regularly, and if so, how has it benefited u

  1. bizarrett81 profile image79
    bizarrett81posted 3 years ago

    I have dabbled a little in yoga over the years, but over the past year in particular, I have began practicing it regularly and pushing myself to learn more harder poses and concentrate on the meditation and breathing aspects of it.  I have seen a drastic change in my anxiety and depression (no longer needing medications), flexibilty, posture, strength, and overall well being.  Does anyone else practice yoga?  How has it helped you?

    1. Stina Caxe profile image89
      Stina Caxeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I currently do the P90X program at home.  Once a week I have to do Yoga, and there is a lot of Yoga mixed in with the other work outs as well.  I love it and I hate it.  I find it very difficult and for some reason it is hard on my wrists.  However, I do feel the benefits of it as well and there is no better stress relief for me than exercise (except maybe a bubble bath without kids running in every 5 minutes)  I am positive that the more I keep at it the easier it will become and the more my body and mind will benefit from it!

      1. bizarrett81 profile image79
        bizarrett81posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        :How is the P90X working for you, now five weeks later? I never saw that you responded to this... Yoga can definitely be rough on the writst, but there are some great exercises that can help with that.  In fact, I suffered from tendinitis pretty bad that practically disappeared with yoga.

  2. lauragee profile image82
    laurageeposted 3 years ago

    I'm not always good at keeping up with it, but I try to have a short daily yoga practice at home. I definitely feel stronger and more flexible and, yeah, calmer throughout my day when I keep up with it. It can be hard to get motivated sometimes, though, despite all the benefits.

    1. bizarrett81 profile image79
      bizarrett81posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I totally agree.  When I posted this question I was being really good and doing it almost daily, about 45 mins a day.  Now with work and school and my son, I'm just happy if I can squeeze in ten mins of quiet time, let alone yoga time! But trying to keep motivated and on those days I dont feel like doing it the most is when I push myself to do it.