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I've been running and practicing yoga for 15 years. It really depends on my mood which I do first. If I'm feeling tight, I'll do a yoga class first, then go for my five mile run. If I have a lot of energy, I'll run first then take a yoga class. But, more often then not, I don't do them back to back. I'll take my yoga class in the morning and run in the evening, or in the reverse order. I seperate them with time because I don't won't to compromise the intergrity, or intensity of either. I find that if I do one following the other I will ration my effort in anticipation of what's to follow.

I also do a little weight workout three days a week. Nothing too intense, just ten pound weights. I always seem to struggle with at what point to include that into my day. I guess I'm most comfortable doing that after I run, or after a yoga class.

BTW, if you want to take a live yoga class on line go to NewYorkyoga.com. They offer really good classes from beginners to advanced. They even offer prenatal classes.
 

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Deep, gentle forward bending relaxes your nervous system and encourages introspection, so it makes sense that it helps you sleep better. While back bending will help rejuvenate, energize, and encourage a sense of joy, as you open your heart toward the sky.

FWI, try inversions like headstands and shouldersstands to help ease headaches and stress.

I'm currently looking for a yoga cd that is gentle and relaxing enough for me to follow late at night, perhaps by candlelight, before I go to sleep. I don't want a video or dvd because I think it would be stimulating. I want something to do with me eyes closed.
 
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