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    Went to yoga today, and DH came with me. I am so...

    Went to yoga today, and DH came with me.
    I am so glad I went, as all of the horrible soreness I had from the sub for circuit training on Thursday is now gone. I did a recovery home practice on...
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    I give you a lot of credit, Emily. I know enough...

    I give you a lot of credit, Emily. I know enough Spanish that I would understand "get on the floor," or stand up, but since I don't even understand the yoga names for a lot of poses, I would most...
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    Went to class today, with the instructor who did...

    Went to class today, with the instructor who did the yoga and weights class I went to. I like her. I started sweating in the middle of class... it regularly happens at the same time point each class,...
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    I am not sure why some of these things bother me....

    I am not sure why some of these things bother me. I love the physical and emotional parts of yoga and the way I feel after class, but some of the yoga vibe, i.e. the voice, the affectations about...
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    I was the teacher... I just wish she told me...

    I was the teacher...
    I just wish she told me why she was correcting me. How can I change something if I don't know what to change. She sort of put her hands on me and flattened my back, but in...
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    Went to class today, after 5 days of serious...

    Went to class today, after 5 days of serious working out, for both fun and to ward off the holiday pounds. I woke up really stiff and sore from tabata I did yesterday. The class was great, but I felt...
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    I went to a "yoga and weights" class on...

    I went to a "yoga and weights" class on Wednesday. A new instructor to the club. She was very good, but yoga did not feel like yoga with the addition of weights. She teaches 2 other classes, so I...
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    Just came home from a great (and hard) class. The...

    Just came home from a great (and hard) class. The class wasn't hard because of the poses; there was only one I couldn't do. It was the holding and the pacing. And for a couple of minutes, I truly...
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    I went to the same yoga class today. You can see...

    I went to the same yoga class today. You can see the rides thread about my ride there!
    The class was great. I even managed to do Crow pose for a second.
    Now I have to figure out how to add in...
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    I just learned a new word.

    I just learned a new word.
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    I went to a regular yoga class at the new (old)...

    I went to a regular yoga class at the new (old) gym this moring, to help recover from my metric yesterday. A lot of the same faces as 6 years ago, but not all. The instructor was the one who seems to...
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    It's a good way to understand how immigrants...

    It's a good way to understand how immigrants feel. Humbled isn't a strong enough word! I did fine in Spain, for what i needed to do (even was able to go into a drugstore and get the woman to...
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    Yes, I am OK with rudimentary, tourist Spanish....

    Yes, I am OK with rudimentary, tourist Spanish. But, whenever I need a verb (or a different tense) I cannot answer or participate in a conversation! I can usually understand through context. DH and I...
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    That must be really hard, Emily.

    That must be really hard, Emily.
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    There is a difference in being a good technical...

    There is a difference in being a good technical instructor and being a "teacher," as you, I am sure of, are well aware of. Someone who is not scanning the class, to observe how everyone is doing, is...
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    OK, I went to a 1.5 hour Hatha class today. It...

    OK, I went to a 1.5 hour Hatha class today. It was way too easy, but the kind of stretching I need. Plus, my SI joint is killing me.
    So much more professional, and the instructor remembered me from...
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    Oak, who is doing your bodywork? What kind of...

    Oak, who is doing your bodywork? What kind of practitioner?
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    Emily, I am trying to just deal with it. We just...

    Emily, I am trying to just deal with it. We just planned our vacation for next summer, which will be a family vacation, with both sons and DILs, AND a visit from my former exchange student, his wife,...
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    Emily, I also have more physical issues, too,...

    Emily, I also have more physical issues, too, mostly from the unnamed autoimmune stuff I have. But, I figure what I do, is more than what 98% percent of the people do. My SI joint aches most of the...
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    At 40 I was just starting my downhill slide into...

    At 40 I was just starting my downhill slide into pre-menopausal overweight and getting burned out on exercise. At 45 I was 20 pounds overweight and being told to "accept it." Well. I did not. I don't...
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    I am so happy to be going back to my old health...

    I am so happy to be going back to my old health club, where they have great yoga classes and, more of them. My balance and strength improved immensely when I was regularly going. And that, only helps...
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