When I was in Hawaii, my mom would always nag me saying I kept falling sick due to the fact that I am "inactive", always holed up in the lab or at home in front of the computer. By the way, I cannot deny the fact that it is VERY true...my only form of exercise was walking to and from the bus stop...... But due to my mom's insistence to take up something, anything that makes me move....I decided to sign up for a yoga class. Honestly, I have to admit, I wasn't really willing to pay for classes too over there(KIAMSAP syndrome) which amounted to triple what I would normally pay in Malaysia. After trying it out for the first month, I realized that yoga actually helped my breathing and even though the movements are slow, I still manage to raise my heartbeat up!!!! Weeeeeee~!!!!!!
In Malaysia, however, I picked up another sport which was badminton...it is definitely a fun sport but I am not really good at it....Have you watched lazy people play sports..Yeap..that's ME! I stand on the same spot during the whole game and my poor partner has to do the running..whoever it is...so most of the time.... my hands move..my feet is stagnant!!!! *Sorry Steven, William, Dayton, and Ben who are the ones usually partnering me*
To up my ante and make my mom happy(she still nags by the way... my parents use to be state runners, hence the constant dissapointment in me and my brothers because we don't do sports at all!), I have decided to take up yoga again in Malaysia, a new yoga center near my place...YES! Proximity is a HUGE factor for me.... it's located in the Bukit Utama Condominiums which is 5 minutes drive from my place...very convenient *wink*
It's called My Yoga Sanctuary
I love the classroom because it's huge and there's windows to the side.... natural air ventilation...
Taught by Azmi Samdjaga who's an expert in yoga..he has over 10 years of experience...and even has a diploma in Ashtanga yoga! Impressive!
Jessica, Erica and Crystal were in the yoga class too..... :) Clearly, doing very well!
Tim says he can't believe that I can still smile while doing yoga poses...it's not easy considering we have to contort our bodies!!! eeekkk!! But he forgot...I have dance(ballet, modern, and hip hop) and cheerleading background...teehee*
Precariously balancing on one leg..reminds me of my cheerleading stances...the difference is yoga is on the ground whereas in cheerleading, I'm usually balancing on one foot up in the air!!!!
An easier pose..*phew* I realize most yoga poses make you look up into the sky....In our case, the ceiling..maybe they should put stars up there.....better view!
All of us doing the snake pose.... glowing from head to toe after a session of yoga....
In my opinion, Yoga is a good form of exercise not just for the body, but also for the mind! It trains you to be still and concentrate because if you don't, you might just fall!!!! hahahahaha....Furthermore, you can keep agile and limber....trust me on this...I saw some older people, probably in their 50's that could do a shoulder stand whereas we younger ones...can't even balance on our torso's! aiks!! Time to YOGA more so I don't lose out..... ehehehe..... If you live around the area and want to join me for yoga, you can come check My Yoga Sanctuary out at:
C3-05-1, 1 Bukit Utama Condo, Cangkat Bukit Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Phone : 018-355 3676, Fax : +1 234 567 1098
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
OR you can just check out their website at:
P.S. I am learning to provide more details for you guy's because I keep getting comments from people saying I don't provide enough information.....eeeeppppppp*