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Curious to hear if anyone else here is on a yoga journey and how you feel since you started. How did you come to it? When did you start? Do you only practice asanas or all yoga? What changes do you notice, physically and mentally? ūüôā

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Hi Delta. Nice to meet you! I am currently obsessed with yoga! I had practiced briefly a while back, gave it up, and then a few months ago I started again. I'm going to Iyengar classes. I'm pretty old, so I'm currently taking only gentle classes, but I hope to progress to regular ones soon. 

 

I'm only really doing the asanas, but I have read some books about the other aspects. It's very early in my learning, but I have noticed that I'm more flexible, my posture is better and some of my aches and pains are alleviated. Mentally, I think I'm a little more balanced, but, as noted, it's early days.

 

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I do some very basic yoga asanas plus I study the 8 limbs of yoga (mainly using the Land & Sky oracle). I find that this helps me to ground and better integrate my spirituality in all aspects of life. 

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Hi Delta. I have practiced yoga (Iyengar) for nearly twenty years (wow! it is that long). I was looking for an excersise class and remembered that I'd enjoyed yoga in high school so found a class. I didn't know one form of yoga from another, just answered a newspaper ad. As we know from tarot and all we learn here at T,T &M, the universe was listening and I went to the perfect class for me. Happy to say that same teacher is now a wonderful friend and my yoga journey through that time has been everything from once a week asana classes to three or four times a week at different places, to long breaks and gaps.

I practice mostly asana and pranayama but I am versed on the eight limbs and Mr Iyengar's philosophy and embrace it. 

Over the years I've noticed how well my body has strengthened. I can hike mountains, scramble over rocks, and lift heavey things - all things I struggled to do back in my 30's (I'm now 54). 

At the moment I am having a break from classes or structured practice, but my body knows what to do. Doesn't matter how long since I was on the mat, I just seem to fall into the asana. And I take that with me, at work you'll find me stretching in the elevator when no one is around, or sitting in a pose that I know will be more beneficial that just sitting. More importantly though, I can bring the awareness to an ache or pain and use my yoga knowledge (or look it up) to find a pose or stretch to eliminate it. That has to be yoga greatest gift to me - being aware of my body and my breath. 

Are you just starting yoga or have you practiced for a while? I always see the RWS Hanged Man as my cue to stop and get on the mat for a while if I have that card come up for me. 

Araballa

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