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Yoga Yes. Yoga No. (Or I'm Not Bendy.)

Thursday, January 25, 2018




I had to laugh when I saw this cartoon as I’m the “it hurts!!!” person.

I’ve tried to like yoga. I’ve tried to practice yoga. I’ve tried to learn yoga using DVD’s, On-Demand, YouTube and Sparkpeople videos. I’ve considering going to a class, but I’ve learned I’m not a health club person. Most times I don’t make it through the video as I’m not that flexible. So, yeah… I’m not bendy! I don’t relax enough to do it. I know the health benefits of yoga and that there are many different types. I know more flexibility would happen with practice and dedication. I am much better walking for exercise, lifting weights or any other type of cardio. I do say never say never, so I may give it a try again sometime.

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  • BARBIE176
    There are lots of options in yoga. If you were to go to a class the instructor may be able to help you do the poses in a way that you would not hurt. Just a suggestion to ponder. However, if you just do not like it then may you find out options that provide you equal benefits. Moving however is definitely better than not moving. Good luck in finding your groove with exercise.
    1200 days ago
  • FITMARY
    I used to hate yoga when I was younger, but now that I'm getting on in years, I find it's just the ticket. So, maybe you're just not "mature" enough for it yet...
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    1200 days ago
  • CATHYSFITLIFE
    I really love yoga and I'm somewhere in between bendy and not bendy. lol There are just some exercises that I really love and others, like Pilates, I'm not crazy about. If you've tried it multiple times and you just can't seem to get get into because you aren't bendy or other reasons then do something else. There are so many different ways to exercise. Some people love to run and others absolute hate it. lol So, if it just doesn't do anything for you then don't try to force yourself to like it. Just move on and find other things you do like to do. emoticon
    1201 days ago
  • BELLSH1BELL
    That was me this morning when I tried doing the sun salute after not doing it for 8 months!
    1201 days ago
  • 97MONTY
    I say I'm going to give it a try, but have not done it yet. I'll get there.
    1201 days ago
  • BONNIE1552
    Tried it before, but the bendy stuff is hard.
    1201 days ago
  • BATTY324
    oh PatsGirly - I laughed so hard! I too, am so NOT bendy! I laugh even harder because my niece is a yoga instructor (you should see some of her bendy pictures, unnatural I tell you!) and I once went to one of her free classes - me and another Not Bendy friend. Truly thought we were going to be asked to leave because at one point, a downward dog or something along those lines, I got the giggles!

    I toast you my Not Bendy friend! Some things are just not meant to be!


    1202 days ago
  • CHYNAB67
    Love yoga but I still feel this way
    1202 days ago
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