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Date: Mar 20 2009

Themes: Health, Hobbies, Religion

Grammar: Future Progressive Tense


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Yoga was developed in India thousands of years ago. Traditionally, people used it not only to get in shape but also as a spiritual practice.

These days, some people treat yoga like any other exercise craze. They do it because they want to get fit and improve their bodies. But for others, yoga offers something more than just physical fitness. Doing yoga helps them feel more focused and relaxed. Listen to Marni try to convince Ella to give yoga a try.


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Marni:  I will be doing yoga tomorrow night at seven o’clock. Would you like to join me?

Ella:  I’m not really sure. What is yoga, what do you like about it so much?

Marni:  Oh, I love yoga. God, it just totally relaxes my mind and helps me focus better. I feel much more flexible.

Ella:  I don’t know, it just seems kind of uncomfortable, with your body contorted in so many awkward positions.

Marni:  Oh, really? It’s such a great stretch, and you just feel so relaxed. And it’s so good for your entire body. It’s really good for your back.

Ella:  What do you think of your yogi? Is that person pretty laid back, or…

Marni:  Yes. I love my yoga instructor. And we actually all refer to ourselves as yogis because when you practice yoga you are a yogi.

Ella:  Oh, interesting.

Marni:  Yeah. It’s nice to give yourself a little title. But it’s wonderful. I’ve been doing it for a few years now, and I just feel so much better about, you know, my whole body and my mind when I do it.

Ella:  Maybe I might reconsider.

Marni:  Yeah, a little practice, a little downward dog. Want to practice right now?

Ella:  Yeah, let’s do it.

Marni:  OK.


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Marni invites Ella to go to a yoga class with her. Ella is skeptical, so Marni tells her all the reasons why she loves yoga.

Some people say that there’s a mind-body connection. When you do good things for your body, your mind feels better, too. And when you have lots of negative thoughts or emotions, you might experience pain or discomfort in your body. For Marni, yoga makes both her mind and her body feel better.

Have you ever done yoga? Do you do it for your mind, your body, or your spirit?



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Well, I love yoga much and I used to try to do some positions before. That is to stand up using your hands instead of your feet. You can lean on the tree or the wall when you do this.

But now I don't do it any more, as it is not so popular in boys. Some of my girl classmates are just learning to do Yoga, for a good figure. And I think they must get more from doing this than just keeping in shape.

I believe that a healthy mind will bring a good body, meanwhile, a healthy body bringing a good mind. Maybe I will try yoga again, learning by myself under the help of the internet.

01:58 PM Mar 22 2009 |


South Korea

Yoga is good. Because Yoga makes me relax and help to lose weight.

All of people can do Yoga easily. It's very appropriate for contemporary well-being.

01:10 PM Mar 22 2009 |




i think the yoga is craze for modern girls . but the boy need to try.

12:11 PM Mar 22 2009 |

joe boye

joe boye


hi i want to learn yoga in my home can you help me?can i get the book of yoga from you to read know much about it.thank you.

11:00 AM Mar 22 2009 |




The bones are too hard for a 30-years old person I think, how can contort the legs? I wanna to do yoga ,but I doubt the efforts.

10:22 AM Mar 22 2009 |




I haven't done yoga yet. But i think i'll try it. Maybe it'll help me to relax a little bit.Smile

08:11 AM Mar 22 2009 |




i ve tried these it works. 

to focus on, relaxing and thinking carefully.


07:46 AM Mar 22 2009 |




When I was in highschool,I did yoga everyday,at that time,me and my classmates were under the pressure frome our’s parents and teacher and aoso ourselves.when I was tiered ,I wounld relaxed myself with doing yoga .It really work.

05:47 AM Mar 22 2009 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I like yoga, but I don't  have much time. Smile

I like to try yoga one day.It's so wonderfull.

05:35 AM Mar 22 2009 |




Sounds interesting.I think i will try yoga someday.Wink

04:08 AM Mar 22 2009 |



Well, I never did yoga but I think it´s a very good exercise! I´d like to try it one day!

03:41 AM Mar 22 2009 |




i know in many colleges there are yoga courses

02:53 AM Mar 22 2009 |



i want to do yoga but i have no chance,i'm just a student.

02:14 AM Mar 22 2009 |



 I never tried yoga and i would like to try it soon.

01:57 AM Mar 22 2009 |

Cherry feifei


eveyday before bed i would do some simple yoga in my dormitry. i think if i can just keep on dong this i will benifit a lot from it。。。

01:46 AM Mar 22 2009 |




I've never done yoga, but I'd like to. My daughter keeps saying she wants to try it.

12:11 AM Mar 22 2009 |




I like yoga but I 'm afraid as my body is not flexible. However I believe that it is really good for not only woman but also in man too. Now I am reconsdering that try to take yoga.

11:54 PM Mar 21 2009 |



Viet Nam

praticing yoga everyday, you not only laid back but also dominate your passions well.

09:16 PM Mar 21 2009 |

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