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  1. This is a great idea! I'm sure there will be a thread popping up sometime soon about resolutions for the new year. Sometimes these threads can get a little bit crowded and the sense of togetherness in the group is lost because there are just too many people aiming for too many different things! I think we should aim to have a group of about 10 or so users who want to make a goal in the new year to casually practice yoga everyday. I think the smaller group offers more opportunities to really bond and help one another instead of being lost in a sea of replies found on one massive thread. This is a great idea!
  2. I think 10-20 minutes a day is a great goal! In terms of commitment, I find its best to play it by ear according to my body and day to day schedule. If the situation allows for more time then thats great and I'm ready to get on the mat for a serious routine. But if I only have a few minutes for the day or I'm not feeling up to the commitment of a long session then I'll only do a short routine. I think committing yourself to improvement requires slow work. If you can do 10 or 20 minutes every day then you can start to work on making it a habit instead of an unattainable goal you're always working towards. Habits require time and steady reinforcement. If I'm feeling sick one day then I'll aim for 5 minutes of meditation as long as I'm doing it. A few minutes of sun salutations can be very beneficial towards building a habit to working out and yoga.
  3. Starting a thread here is actually a great idea! It's a great way to document the practice and get motivation from others. I'd definitely like to be a part of that! I like to start my day off with a quick run/jog/walk. Usually just something to get me warmed up but I could try and balance my week with a few mornings of yoga in there. Great tip, thanks! The public commitment part is so true. I think it would help out a lot. Yoga journal! I think this will be a great step in the right direction for me. Thanks so much for your input!
  4. Yes, I cannot agree with this enough! I sped through all the books a little while ago and I can't find a new book or series to fill the gap until the next book is released. Ender's Game is probably one of my favorite reads even though I think it's considered a kids book? I read through Issac Asimov's foundation series which is supposed to be similar but targeted towards adults and it was good, but not quite on par with Ender's Game. I think I'm feeling a kick towards fantasy books so does anyone have any recommendations other than Game of Thrones?
  5. Maybe a french braid? If you don't already know how, there are tons of how-to videos on youtube and it takes a little practice. It's the only way I can get my shorter layers on the top of my head to stay put but it does mean I have to rock a braid for the rest of the day unless I slick them down with gel or revert to wearing headbands.
  6. This is probably where I go wrong, I need to lower my expectations and three days a week seems like a very easy goal! I'll take a look through these links as well, thank you for your recommendation! I never thought about this! I moved to a densely populated area so I'm sure there's something like this I can take advantage of! Thanks so much!
  7. My username is Wildore, my real name is Madeline (nice to meet you)! From what I've seen so far, this will likely become my favorite online yoga community. It seems to be relatively new and there's something to be said about becoming a part of a community as it get off the ground. I love all the areas for discussion about both yoga and everything else! I get a feel for the users and the content they submit and I can relate to their thoughts and struggles, they aren't those mystical yoga teachers who spend all their time inverted on the mat. I can relate to the users here much more than I can in other communities I've tried to be a part of.
  8. My desk is always a mess with wires from monitors and speakers and chargers, but my favorite hack for these has to be sorting them using toe separators. You know, those little foamy things you put your toes in when you paint them to keep them from touching and rubbing the paint? The wires are still visible against the wall behind my desk but at least their organized and held in one place with pink zebra foam.
  9. I've used my own homemade sea salt hair spray for a little while now, I can't find the original recipe, but this website has one that's really close to my own. I like to put a few drops of orange oil or peppermint oil in every time I make a new batch and it's worked really well for me so far! I have naturally curly hair and for the past year I've been figuring out how I can manage my natural hair.
  10. I began my yoga journey when I was a freshman in high school and my local rec center offered a gentle yoga flow. At the time, this was the only class in my small town so I've been supplementing my practice with videos online and lurking yoga communities a bit like this one. Because of the lack of structure (I basically get on the mat whenever I have time) I've had a few commitment issues with my practice and sometimes I take up to week-long breaks. I'm at the weird beginner stage where I feel like I could progress to more advanced stages if I could keep up on my practice but I'm a full-time student with a stressful job in the healthcare field. I think I could really benefit from some advice on how to progress on to the next stage! Advice on everything from committing to a routine to how to loosen tight hips and get my arms and shoulders up to par to go from crow to crane. I won't get anywhere without practice though, so, where do other newbies get their motivation to get on the mat?
  11. Hi, my name is Madeline! I've been doing yoga on and off for a few years now, but I've recently taken quite a bit of interest in my practice. I'm a Wyoming transplant living in sunny Ventura County, California.