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What's Keeping You From Trying Yoga?

What's Keeping You From Trying Yoga?

Hmmm...I really want to know. Why haven't you tried yoga yet?

You can vote and then tell me all about it in Fit's Yoga Stretch and Tell Group. It's a place where we can share stories, tips, questions, and celebrations - all about yoga.

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StrawberryMoon StrawberryMoon 7 years
Nothing keeps me away from yoga, i love it
suzanne suzanne 8 years
There's a yoga studio just 2 blocks away that charges $7 for a 1 hour drop-in beginner class - so last Saturday, I decided to give it a try. I should have chatted with the instrutor longer before the class, because I did not know that the studio would be 86 degrees, and I did not know to bring my towel into the studio. I was expecting a calming, peaceful, spiritually fulfilling experience. It was so not that :O I spent 55 minutes of the class trying to see through the perspiration in my eyes and hoping that no one else noticed that I was dripping continuously onto my mat, falling over, and wearing mascara that was not waterproof. I felt guilty looking around to figure out what to do next - and "peeking" during the resting poses to see if it was time to get up yet. I did take the time to chat after the class and the instructor convinced me to try again... in an unheated room, with a towel and water by my side, to feel free to look around to see how to do the poses and to expect to lose my balance until I found my "edge." I had to wait three days, because I was so sore! Wimpy??? I think not! Soooo - off I went yesterday. (With no mascara this time.) I'm so happy to report that yesterday's session was much more positive. I was prepared, informed and comfortable with following along visually. Whew!!! I think I'm going to like this!!! :)
kscincotta kscincotta 9 years
I would love to try Yoga, but everytime I try to find a good beginner class, I get overwhelmed with all of the options. And with as expensive as some of the classes are, I would hate to pony up the cash only to find that it wasn't the right class for me.
lovekailua lovekailua 9 years
haha! I should buy that! :)
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 9 years
lovekailua - There is a Yoga for Dummies DVD. :)
kaykay kaykay 9 years
Doing a primary series class several times can help if you often forget what is next, & need to look at the teacher. It's always the same & after a while you can do it without thinking... not to mention it's one of the most athletic/strenuous forms of yoga.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
My dad is super into yoga, so I've tried a few times. Taken a class, used DVD's, books etc. I think my main thing is it's confusing and hard to get started.I keep trying though. It feels good to stretch and get into it, but I hate always having to break my move to look at a teacher (in reall life or on TV), because each move is so different and confusing. Oh well, I'm sure I'll get better!
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 9 years
I enjoy yoga! :)
Sweet-Adeline Sweet-Adeline 9 years
I indulged in a series of yoga classes when my girls were young, and I did enjoy the time spent on the mat. I have tried it again recently and intend to continue the classes or use a dvd.
lovekailua lovekailua 9 years
i am so inflexible (always have been even though i was always playing sports) and i tried classes at my gym but it is hard to just jump right in when you are that stiff...i need a yoga for dummies or something
redsilkshoes redsilkshoes 9 years
I love Yoga but I LOVE PiYo (same company as Turbokick/Turbojam).
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
I love Pilates, but just can't get into Yoga. Maybe I need to find a good instructor since the ones I've had don't inspire me to do my best. So, for now, it's Pilates, free weight and the elliptical for me.
aembry396 aembry396 9 years
Giggle stole my comment!!! I'm way to spazy and think of way too many sarcastic comments to make in the serene setting of a yoga class. Lets just say, I'd be distracting to myself and to everyone around me! Preppy to the max!
Fitness Fitness 9 years
Butrfly - I think it's fine to do some gentle, relaxing stretches before bedtime. If you start to feel sick, just stop. And I'd avoid doing any poses where you're lying on your belly. Maybe you could eat a little earlier, so when you go to do your videos at 8, you'll have had a little time to digest. Or you can pop in the video before dinner, and eat a little later.
Fitness Fitness 9 years
I'm sorry to hear that fitness fixation. Been there, done that. Last night, I DID see the package. You are always going to find those guys/people who are way into it, and it distracts you from your own practice. I always seem to get next to the guy who smells like horrendous BO, and hasn't washed his rug EVER. But you've got to try and tune them out - or move your mat if you can :) Ever try Ashtanga yoga? It's just as tough as running and a great compliment too, like scratch5 said.
yayita yayita 9 years
my perception of it being whimpy :)
kevindineen kevindineen 9 years
I started by doing a 6 week beginner session. It's great to know that everyone else in the class knows as little as you do. 2 years later & I'm able to lead my own class. If you are chicken (which I was) look for a beginner class. They are stress free, & very comfortable for "chickens" :)
fitness-fixation fitness-fixation 9 years
Three words. Sweaty. Yoga. Guy. He is in every class, in every studio in the known universe. I do not need to see his hairy armpits, yet he always wears a muscle shirt--or no shirt at all. He favors spandex and disdains deodorant. He makes funny noises when he is in downward dog, because he is too spiritual to care. And he always sets his mat right in front of mine, giving me a bird's eye view of his package in certain poses. I'd rather run, thanks.
scratch5 scratch5 9 years
Running and yoga are a great combo.
GiggleSugar GiggleSugar 9 years
I voted that it's because I'm not a pretzel, but it's mostly because of the fear that I'll become a centered, whole and harmonious person. I'm neurotic, therefore I am.
orangeflower orangeflower 9 years
Me too. I'd rather go for a run and lift most days of the week. yoga looks good for a nice, relaxing way to get somethign in, but I'm scared to be the beginner. It does look calming though. Just too chicken to buck up and do it.
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 9 years
I have a mat. I have two dvd's. I've actually DONE yoga 4 times. I figured out that my biggest problem with it is that they tell you not to do it after you eat...but about 8 pm is the only time I have that I can do it, we eat dinner at 7. Not sure what would happen if I did it with a full tummy, but with so many people saying "don't" I dont' think I should. Suggestions??
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
I've tried it and it was cool. But I'm more into high impact cardio and weight training.
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