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  1. Start with squats and lunges without any additional weight - just body weight. But make sure you're doing them correctly - check with a trainer. Then you can add weight.
  2. Do you own one? What do you use it for? What brand do you own? What brand should I get?
  3. Mary Kay from Illinois! Hi!
  4. I do a program called RIP - Repetition, Intensity, Performance It includes squats, lunges, chest press, back and shoulders and then biceps, triceps and abs. It's 3 days a week and fabulous!
  5. I just bought a Manduka Pro Black Magic. Thoughts on how to carry it ~ Do you have a bag or do you use straps? The Manduka is so much thicker than my previous mat that I'm not sure what will work. Thoughts?
  6. I've just started with essential oils so I love this topic!! I've made a yoga mat cleaner with water, vinegar, tea tree and sweet orange. It smells amazing and makes every day smell like summer!
  7. Vented is important!!
  8. I didn't think of that!! Thanks!
  9. I can't believe how heavy the black mat is!! As much as I love its larger size, it may have to be my 'stay at home' mat. It's so new that it's also still slippery and not nearly as cushy as my wai lana mat.
  10. I found it for $50 on the Manduka site and $42.95 on another site. The less expensive one actually has 2 zippers on top. I can't tell on the Manduka site. They don't give that view. You really like it?
  11. Is it the Go Play Yoga Mat Sling? if I could figure how to put up a picture, I would.
  12. I just bought the Manduka Pro Black Magic. I haven't tried it yet. Is there anything I need to do to 'season' it before I use it?
  13. Thanks! I just ordered the Hugger Mugger one!
  14. Does it need to be lavender oil? Would another essential oil work as well?
  15. I've bought Marika at TJ Maxx too. LOVE them!!
  16. I've had a wai lana yoga mat for years and love it. It's sticky, but not too sticky and it stands up well to regular use, or abuse!
  17. I've been looking for a great eyeliner - any consensus?? I use Nars Orgasm blush and Benefit They're Real Mascara. This is the best mascara ever. Really!
  18. LOVED this book!! Some other favorites are Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay, Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Locks. They're all fabulous in their own way.
  19. I started yoga because my weight training took away my flexibility. I lift 3 days a week and now do yoga 3-4 days a week. Today was my first Yin Yoga class. I didn't even know this existed and now I want to go every day! It was an hour of intense stretching and it hurt and felt good at the same time.