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    Oh, I do! I also studied up before I went and in...

    Oh, I do! I also studied up before I went and in between classes for the first few weeks. Found some sites online with yoga terms in Spanish and memorized a few basic body parts (arms, legs, hands,...
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    I will be heading back to the yoga studio...

    I will be heading back to the yoga studio tomorrow morning for the first time since Nov. 30th, since we've been traveling. I am looking forward to it but am sure I am going to be sore since I...
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    I've never been a teacher (well, maybe a couple...

    I've never been a teacher (well, maybe a couple of lunch-n-learns at work, and some mentoring and training, and the principle is the same), but I totally agree...I should not even think of my yoga...
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    My instructor never asks before he touches us to...

    My instructor never asks before he touches us to correct, but his corrections, when given, are always appropriate and helpful. I do get a little embarrassed when he corrects me as I am sensitive to...
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    We had a guest instructor today -- or someone new...

    We had a guest instructor today -- or someone new to the studio, I'm not sure yet. He was TOUGH! I thought our usual instructor was hard, but this guy took it to a new level. I have never sweat so...
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    Long holds are the hardest! I often start...

    Long holds are the hardest! I often start shaking a lot, especially in my lower legs, ankles, feet, making it hard to hold onto the pose. I'm not sure why I shake so much as I'm certainly stronger...
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    Yes, this is a great thread! Today I truly...

    Yes, this is a great thread!

    Today I truly felt like I was in a hot yoga class as I was just dripping from every pore. It was raining lightly during much of the practice and so humid. For some...
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    Good luck! I hope they'll be understanding.

    Good luck! I hope they'll be understanding.
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    Bummer! That happened to me last winter. I got...

    Bummer! That happened to me last winter. I got so sick with such a bad cold that I had to miss two of my four weeks in my monthly membership. I finally ended up emailing the teacher to see if I...
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    That's great, Crankin! Glad you had a good...

    That's great, Crankin! Glad you had a good practice. Ours was so difficult on Friday and bothered my back, that I almost didn't re-up for another month (which is a great price -- 600 pesos (around...
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    That does make sense, Crankin! I guess it's been...

    That does make sense, Crankin! I guess it's been so long since I've experienced that kind of chilliness that it is hard to imagine. I am sure walking into a hot yoga studio would feel pretty darn...
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    That sounds great! My maestro is really, really...

    That sounds great! My maestro is really, really big on pranayama. We do a lot of different breath patterns in our practice. Today, when we were doing one of the patterns right before savasana,...
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    YES! This is me. And you're right, this is very...

    YES! This is me. And you're right, this is very eye-opening re. what immigrants to the US or any country experience.

    As for yoga, I haven't been since last Friday since we took a short trip...
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    I totally get that! There is nothing like being...

    I totally get that! There is nothing like being treated like a six year old to make one feel humbled. It has happened to me on quite a few occasions here in Mexico, and it is tough. I pride myself...
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    Do you mean the language thing? Yes, it's...

    Do you mean the language thing? Yes, it's challenging but good for my brain since I am not working -- keeps me on my toes. :-) Before I ever dared to go, I studied up on body parts as well as yoga...
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    Yeah, that's my thinking, and I really can't...

    Yeah, that's my thinking, and I really can't "discuss" it with him since there's a significant language barrier (he's an Italian but also speaks Spanish, which is what the class is conducted in, and...
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    Yes it does! That brings up a question I have....

    Yes it does!

    That brings up a question I have. Have any of you had your instructor recommend not eating before a morning yoga practice? The class I go to is from 8:30 to 10 am and is pretty...
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    VBC, I totally understand. I am the only gringa...

    VBC, I totally understand. I am the only gringa in the practice I go to, and I find that Latin Americans and Europeans have a different need for personal space than I do. The studio is pretty huge,...
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    I'm sorry to hear that, Crankin! An easy, long...

    I'm sorry to hear that, Crankin! An easy, long yoga practice does sound nice, though. In Belize there was a "restorative" practice on Sunday mornings that was like that. Sometimes it was exactly...
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    Haha, yes we do make a perfect yogi together. :D...

    Haha, yes we do make a perfect yogi together. :D

    I can't imagine running and doing yoga in the same day. For me it is an either/or thing. Walking and yoga, yes, but not running. They both take...
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    Tee hee, I love savasana too (though today I had...

    Tee hee, I love savasana too (though today I had to squelch an incredible urge to scratch my nose!) but I also loooooove downward dog. That one is easy for me, which is a good thing, since my...
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    I had to look it up as I don't always know all...

    I had to look it up as I don't always know all the names for the poses, especially since the practice I go to is conducted in Spanish, but I realized that YES, I can actually do Sundial! We did it...
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    My strength is getting there but certainly not...

    My strength is getting there but certainly not where yours is. We don't even attempt koudinyasanas in the practices I do (in fact, I had to google it to see what they were -- eeek!) Chataranga,...
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    Sounds like a fun family trip, Crankin! ...

    Sounds like a fun family trip, Crankin!

    You'll have to update us re. the yoga practice. Hope it goes well!
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