Balik Alindog Program: Yoga

12:28 AM Jean Melgar 3 Comments

Today I learned that I don't know how to meditate. Surprise, surprise!

I live in the probinsya where, unlike in Metro Manila, we don't have a lot of gym and fitness studios. Fortunately, my workplace encourages health and wellness so we have a nice gym and sports facilities. Aside from that they offer a multitude of fitness classes, one of which is yoga. I attended yoga as much as I can but our teacher left the country and so we were left hanging. Yoga classes were postponed indefinitely and was replaced by Zumba. I have nothing against Zumba I just didn't feel the need to attend.

I was so happy when a co-worker's spouse offered to teach yoga to those interested recently. I immediately responded to her email and enlisted in her class. Then I wondered, why am so interested in yoga when it doesn't really make me lose weight or make my tummy flat? I can do sports or just hit the gym. Why yoga?

I attended the first yoga class today and it hit me while I was in the Sphinx position, I don't know how to relax and meditate. My muscles are always tense and I can't seem to just focus on my breathing and body. I kept opening my eyes and looking at the girls around me. Halfway through the class, I learned that I focus better when I count my breathing. However, as I get deeper and deeper into it, I felt so sleepy. The positions, the breathing, and the meditation are making me sleepy! I don't think it's ok to be sleepy while meditating and doing yoga. Am I right? Help me here, guys.

Anyway, I'm planning on attending her yin yoga classes regularly because I need to learn how to focus better and meditate properly. Plus, stretching my muscles and joints ain't a bad thing to do after a day's work. I'll update you on my progress next time. 

Here's to more yoga days! Wish me luck! 

3 comments:

  1. i'm nor doing Yoga before, and looking forward for the result on you. can't wait your update about Yin yoga :)

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    1. Hi, Fitria! I hope there will be positive results. I will update soon! :)

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  2. I want to do yoga, too, but my golly it's so expensive!

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