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  1. Is that YBC Community Challenges? I didn't know if I could post in that one because so far it's only been the two challenges you've featured on your blog.
  2. Hello friends! I am thinking of starting a 6-week yoga challenge thread! Nothing fancy; just a support group of yogis and yoginis committing to the mat and checking in on each other. My thought is that if it's six weeks long, it's long enough to become not another one-time/whirlwind New Year's resolution, but it's not too long that the thread becomes too much to sift through. Any interest? Also, Candace, which forum would be most appropriate to post this in?
  3. Thanks for your reply! I know what you mean about the "lazy" stuff—sometimes I'll get into half-plank before a teacher suggests it, haha! And I'm relatively new, too; so we're in this together. I think I'll be adding bodyweight exercises to my fitness routine. I recently found the FitDeck, which I'm very excited about! I can't afford a gym membership and I don't have room for much equipment, so it seems like a cheap alternative. I'll have to do some more research on "Convict Conditioning" and horse stance. Thank you!
  4. Thank you so much, Candace! Along with watching videos online, I picked up How To Use Yoga by Mira Mehta and I'm following the 10-week program. I started yesterday after this forum thread inspired me! I definitely agree on keeping the group small—it is pretty overwhelming to sort through all of the pages. Let's do it!!!
  5. Congratulations on the upcoming addition to your family! How wonderful!
  6. I'm Katie, and I'm currently reading this from Cedar Falls, Iowa! I graduate from the University of Northern Iowa in 15 days... eep! After Christmas, I am moving to Englewood, CO (suburb of Denver) to reunite with my husband, Cass, who is currently working in Denver. I just found a yoga studio that offers $5 community classes there, so I'm hella excited to try it out!
  7. Thanks for the prompt reply, Wildore! I was feeling so inspired I got off the computer to do a little yoga right then! I am interested in some sort of an accountability group or forum thread. New year's resolutions are going to be creeping up soon, so there should be plenty of interest...
  8. I hope this isn't a weird question, but is 10–20 minutes of yoga each day "enough"? I know that I struggle with commitment because I want to lose weight, and a 10–20 minute workout doesn't seem like it would cut it. So I tell myself I have to do long and vigorous sessions (and often), which I'm sure we all know are much more difficult to commit to... I guess what I'm asking is, if the goal is not weight loss, what benefits does a short session of yoga provide? (Or is it more important that the sessions are regularly scheduled, rather than the length/intensity of the practice?)
  9. Hi everyone! I posted in "Ask a Yoga Question", but I'm just too impatient to wait for another blog post! (I guess I haven't practiced enough to learn patience, hehe) Here is my question: I have seen a lot of material about how to add yoga to an existing fitness routine. However, if yoga is my primary form of exercise, what workouts can I add that will complement yoga? Of course I eagerly await Candace's response, but I wanted to know if anyone else started their fitness journey with yoga first. I would love to hear (read?) your thoughts, opinions, and stories!
  10. I love your avatar! Made me laugh out loud. :D

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      Oh gosh, I just saw this! I 100% wish I could take credit for it, but I found it on Pinterest. Thank you! :)
  11. I'm not in YTT (for now...), but I have been to a handful of yoga classes. It is a common courtesy to keep phones turned off or silenced. If there are lockers/cubbies available, phones should be kept there, not next to one's mat. People will not have fun if they are trying to focus and a phone rings! Perhaps if we were all masters of meditation, such a distraction wouldn't affect us... But we're all on a journey together, and we need to respect our shared spaces. All of the classes I've been to have ended in savasana. The teacher instructs that when the student leaves—whether it's immediately or after a few minutes—she should do so in a quiet and unobtrusive manner as to not disrupt other students. To be more concise, if you are making rules to create a safe and respectful environment for your students, you'll be just fine. When time and money permit, try out different studios/teachers/classes to see what feels right to you and what you would do differently!
  12. I'm in my final semester at school, studying graphic design! Upon graduation I'll probably hopefully get a job in that field, but I would love to do illustration or animation. That involves a lot of out-of-school studying on my part, so I'll have to wait a while for that! Because I'm a transfer student, I am still working on my liberal arts credits. (I actually finished my major requirements last semester, but I'm taking another graphic design studio course just because I like it.) I'm currently taking a course called Environment, Technology, and Society, and this section is focused on water issues. I feel passionately about saving the environment and conserving, and I wish more people knew the things I'm learning about!
  13. I practice yoga almost exclusively in my own (carpeted) home. (Maybe when I'm not a college student any more I'll be able to go to classes!) I didn't even realize there would be such a difference between carpeting and hard flooring. I'm bookmarking this to make later! Also, to those who are worried about space--perhaps hinging two smaller pieces together would work for storing it? It would create a seam in the center, which is something to consider.
  14. Hello, Candace! I have two questions for you. I have seen a lot of material about how to add yoga to an existing fitness routine. However, if yoga is my primary form of exercise, what workouts can I add that will complement yoga? Will improved flexibility come with a regular yoga practice, or are there ways I can actively work towards it? Thank you so much! Katie