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Yoga and flexibility?

Answered on July 29, 2014
Created July 20, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Okay, so I would classify myself as a beginner with yoga, but If I miss even a day of yoga, I lose some flexibility that I gained the day before? If I keep up my practice will this eventually stop happening?

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on July 20, 2014
at 11:42 PM

Oh my gosh! Thank You so much! I love it! Yeah, I was just upset cause, I try to keep up with it daily, but I feel like if I only did it once or twice a week I would not gain anything

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on July 29, 2014
at 03:48 PM

Use it or lose it!

For the most part I've done some yoga daily for a few years now, I still notice that if I stop for a few days I still lose some of the magic.

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on July 28, 2014
at 09:49 AM

There is plenty of proof which Yoga works. It is sluggish and the breathing techniques assist with flexibility as well. Good for toning and good for the mind.

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on July 21, 2014
at 10:03 AM

hey. i also do yoga and my trainer explaines it is a normal reaction of our muscles to feel weird, but it is also good to have a day off at least twice a week.

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on July 20, 2014
at 05:42 PM

You are the most flexible at the end of your yoga practice when all your muscles have warmed up from being in class for an hour or so. The next day you will naturally lose some of that flexibility as your muscles are not warmed up to that level. However, as you continue to do yoga, your overall flexibility will increase. It's just that each day you begin again, and it's natural to be a tiny bit tight as you warm up. And you are right, to a point, that the longer you do yoga the more of your earned flexibility will be maintained on a longer term basis. Congrats on taking up yoga!

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on July 20, 2014
at 11:42 PM

Oh my gosh! Thank You so much! I love it! Yeah, I was just upset cause, I try to keep up with it daily, but I feel like if I only did it once or twice a week I would not gain anything

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on July 20, 2014
at 04:28 PM

I do bikram yoga when I have time and it does make a difference to flexibility. If I go to the steam room at the gym and just do a few stretching exercises for a few minutes in heat that helps too. I also sit at my desk all day in a half lotus position which is the most comfortable for me (weird, I know). I sit on floors a lot and crouch down so I think I stay flexible through moving generally rather than just yoga.

I am sure that doing yoga once or twice a week is find and enough for most people who lead busy lives.

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