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How and Why to Fit In Yoga

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Carrie @ Season It Already!

    Thank you for this! About 7 years ago, I stopped taking the yoga class I did twice a week with a friend because we were buying the house and I needed to save money anywhere possible. Of course, I thought I’d do yoga at home, but didn’t.

    I didn’t realize how wonderful our instructor was (gentle, helped with modifications, made everyone feel welcome) that when I found out she moved to Mexico, I started to realize I couldn’t find another class like it. I feel like they are more like fitness/workout classes rather than what I’d come to know and love.

    I’m still trying to find that perfect class. But in the meantime, thanks for all the links and tips you’ve given to help me incorporate yoga again in my daily life! I really appreciate it!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Finding the right class and teacher is so hard. I’ve had a few different instructors rotate through the two gyms I go to and there’s only been one or two that were really good–challenging. They made yoga more tolerable.

  2. Roz@weightingfor50

    Yoga is fantastic, for the body and the mind. I feel very lucky to have found affordable and wonderful classes that I go to regularly (’cause pretty sure I wouldn’t do it as often on my own) Have a great day Lisa.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s great you found a class that you love!

  3. Marilyn @ Lipgloss+Spandex

    I LOVE yoga. I like all of the stretching because my legs and hips get really tight from running, I love the mental break it gives me, and I love how it helps me focus on my body as a whole. There are lots of kinds of yoga, including “power yoga” which can burn more calories, but like you said, it’s important to remember WHY I’m doing yoga, and how it rounds out my training. Especially when I’m doing longer distances, I NEED yoga.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      YES! It’s so good for runners. I cannot believe just how amazing it feels to do yoga when my hips are really tight.

  4. Andrea@WellnessNotes

    I love yoga. I practice for 5 to 10 minutes every morning and take a class once or twice a week. I go to a studio with a wide range of classes and many different teachers. Finding the right studio and the right instructors was key for me to truly enjoy yoga.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s great that you are finding time to do a little each day.

  5. Yvonne

    Yoga has really helped me improve my life in many areas, and helped centre myself. I do it most days for half an hour and I LOVE it 🙂

  6. Rudy

    Yoga brings our mind, body and breath on the same platform. This phenomenon makes it more interesting and easy and effective compared to other workouts. Another great article written by an expert on yoga.
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