Yoga was great for me

Yoga was good for meI had a very stiff body for the whole of my life. My fingers could touch just my knees when I bent and I ‎couldn’t sit cross legged from my childhood, so I had difficulties in sitting on the ground. I had accepted ‎it as a genetic problem and had come to terms with it. I just tried to avoid sitting on the ground, and I ‎totally bent my knees when I wanted to pick up something from the ground.

You may think that I have had a life out of sport, but it is not true. I was in my school’s basketball team ‎and university’s badminton team, and after university, I used to go hiking and road biking. But these sports have almost nothing to do with body flexibility.‎..

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P H
6 years ago

I find your post very interesting. I have got a rather stiff body too and I can hardly touch my knees when I bend. I used to do quite a bit of hiking and mountain climbing when I was young – yes, it was a long time ago, I know – but as you have mentioned these sports do not have much to do with body flexibility. Maybe I should take up yoga too…

Brigitte B
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6 years ago

I agree with you, Delaram. I practice yoga since a long time and after having yoga courses, at the present time, I do yoga by myself , at home, every morning. However, I can’t sit cross-legged a long time and anyway it’s not easy for me but I appreciate to begin the day with “the rise to the sun” . And it’s so pleasant to stay in silence, taken up by your breath just before to go in the “wild life of the town”.

Brigitte B
Reply to  Delaram F
6 years ago

Yes it is “Sun Salutation” :-)

Azadeh H
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6 years ago

I want to disagree with Delaram if she let me. I had started some yoga courses before but I couldn’t finish it. I felt I couldn’t call it a sport because what I expected of a sport was more exciting and energetic. Recently I’m participating in a badminton class and I really enjoy it. Running and panting is what I need and I guess it’s the result of sitting all day behind a desk and lack of excitement at work. Maybe if I changed my expectations and looked for relaxation and more control over my body I would enjoy yoga… Read more »

Brigitte B
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6 years ago

I choose to practice yoga a long time ago, when I was 18 because I was reading Jack Kerouac: The Dharma Bums after having reading On the road. I dreamed at that time to travel alone on the American roads reading poetry and living a lot of experiences. But reality is reality; I stood at my parents’ home, I bought a book to practice yoga in my room. It was the time I listened to Pink floyd’s music, Bob Dylan…. Unfortunatly not good enough in English, I red translations poetry. Some years after when I was the 4 children’s mother… Read more »

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