Is it worth doing yoga if i always obsess negatively?

it physically really helps me
but without fail it becomes something i become obsessed with
if i start again i think i’d do it only when my husband goes to work early
is that dishonesty?
if i try to keep it secret does that feed the obsession?
i can try to get a 1:1 chat with the online teacher but as a yogi i do not know if he’d get the negative aspects

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Why do you feel you must keep it secret from your husband? You said yourself that yoga helps you. If he was a good husband he would support you in it @Three .

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I don’t see why this should be a problem. It makes me happy to see my wife trying to improve her own health and I support it.

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I hear yoga is really good for you.

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@SkinnyMe
@Kxev
@velociraptor
I’ve had a really obsessive and negative experiences with it in the past I’ve done it for about seven years including daily practice in hospital doing it three or 4 hours a day most of the time while I was there
i used to twist my hair all day in hospital Because I wanted to be like my yoga teacher I’d obsess about her
she was and still is really amazing, I don’t see her now
I found another teacher online it’s a very early class and means that I have to must make sure that I get an early night.
This is very difficult for me if I’m obsessive
You’re supposed to do this kind of yoga five times a week I would probably do it twice a week at best to start with… That’s really not enough
I was thinking of starting with the gentle classes
The same website does once a week and evening class which is mostly relaxation and some gentle yoga
Just to see if I am mentally cut out for it… I’d love to get back into ashtanga but it can be negative for me

I know it’s really anal but I don’t see the point in any other type of yoga
I also really enjoy it And doing recently more recently I was very forgiving with myself for not being able to do the whole thing, whereas when I was younger all I wanted Was to do the whole thing perfectly and it’s very difficult type of yoga could do it by the time I was doing in hospital so much
Almost the entire Primary series
I’m a lot older now but my body remembers it
Thing is even when I’m more gentle with it and forgiving with myself and my body I Managed to obsess negatively all day
maybe I could do the gentle classes and some self practice to my ability
See if I really still feel like it it feels like such a sacrifice
Sorry to go on it’s a real obsession when I do it I know that’s normal for yogis quite often I suppose though Just maybe not so negative it drives people crazy in the day
Used to want to do it all day every day
All my family actually hate it when I do yoga

Did they say why?
Could it be they noticed a negative effect?
Ask them.

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Well, your family can get stuffed. Their job is to support you when you make healthy decisions. Regular exercise is a healthy decision. I can’t speak to the obsession bit, you’d best sort that with a good therapist, but regular light exercise should be a good thing unless you have a medical reason not to.

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If doing yoga interferes negatively with your life, it’s maybe not worth it no

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, Because I get obsessed negatively

i’m following a 12 step program
I’m now having the experience of positivity in my life and perhaps I can now do yoga with positivity… My family have the experience of me becoming negatively obsessed
When cycling and walking I don’t get so obsessed

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Can you find something comparable that you don’t obsess over, but that could help you maintain your conditioning? e.g. Tai Chi.

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, I agree usually but recently I’ve become more positive in general in my life because im following a 12 step program
Basically a spiritual experience and maybe I can handle it now

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i also did a load of that when I was younger as well… It’s engaging but I feel a little more boring

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maybe I could have a healthy obsession with everything healthy in general now perhaps with many things instead of just focusing on exhausting myself first thing in the morning excessively with the wrong type of energy

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Going to ask my husband To keep an eye on me and make sure I’m not doing it all wrong and becoming negative
I’ve always been quite negative to myself

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I think my sponsor will probably have similar stuff to say about it x

thanks guys

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I’m just on my way to buy a yoga mat atm. Interesting coincidence you make this thread too.

I really think if you believe you can handle it positively, you should if you want.

Yoga is so good for one’s wellbeing. Especially if done regularly

I’ll be starting yoga with pilates. Like a mix. Soon

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Really great idea X great that you’re getting a yoga mat, brilliant start! If there is a yoga studio near you go there, or find someone good with live classes online if you don’t have would be my advice there are many different styles
and lots of really good teachers

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Thanks I will consider it for the future for sure!

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Pilates class Yoga mixed classes can be really good if the teacher is also a yoga teacher
I guess they would be usually!

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