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  1. Hi Candace, Whenever I am in a pose that has my arms overhead, like down dog or childs pose, I struggle with my breath. Any thoughts on what I might be doing wrong or what I could do to help this. I keep freaking out my instructors. Thank you for your thoughts! Kelly
  2. I also have Insight Timer. I like it too, I just use Simply Being more. I will have to check out Breathe and Buddhify. Thanks Candace.
  3. I really like The Guided Meditation They have a good variety. If you want a mantra meditation I really like Deva Premal. I also have an iPhone app called "Simply Being" that is really good.
  4. I am not an expert by any means but I think meditation is like anything else you do for your health - there is no right or wrong. You have to do what works for you. If it stresses you out, don't do it. Meditation is meant to help you in being mindful and staying in the moment when done as a daily practice so if it calms your mind that is the right way for you. If you are trying a new technique doing it a few times should show you if it is right for you or not. One thing mentioned in the original post was changing techniques during a meditation and that I don't think would be very effective. You can do different types throughout your day or week. I quite often will do 4 or 5 meditations in a day and each one will be different depending on what I want or need from it.
  5. I appreciate the blabber
  6. Thank you for the kind words Turi.
  7. I have a hard time with child's pose too. I struggle with making my backside and heels meet too but I also struggle with having a hard time breathing while in the pose. I'll try the blanket for the bottom half. Thanks Candace.
  8. I might have to look into that. I suffered from multiple mental health diagnoses as well as being in recovery from an eating disorder. I have just started a new treatment program that has me weaning off a nasty cocktail of multiple antidepressants and antipsychotics and am almost drugs free for the first time in 6 years. This has me looking for other ways of managing my health (with my treatment teams blessing). I have done yoga in the past as a form of exercise, eating disorders are about so much more than food, but now I find myself drawn to spiritual aspects and the dream of finding that elusive "inner peace".
  9. I want to share some thoughts about using yoga to help treat depression. Reading the post about detox yoga got me thinking. I have read a few book on yoga for depression and I have come across a number of teachers who swear by certain poses that help with dealing with depression but I wonder if there are specific poses that help with depression or if developing a yoga practice, any yoga practice, helps with a sense of well being which in turn help with depression. I am pretty new to the yoga world but I would love to hear some experienced feedback on this. Warmest Blessings, Kelly
  10. I haven't heard of either of these companies but I'll have to go looking for them. Thanks.
  11. It's hard to find nice yoga wear in Canada. There is Lulu, of course, but being a larger girl that is out of the question. There was a nice, affordable Canadian company that made beautiful clothes and I bought a couple outfits that I love but they have gone out of business. Any thoughts?
  12. Hi my name is Kelly and I am reading this from Calgary in Canada.