Saturday, May 03, 2008


hi sock, to answer your question, i only tried pure yoga in singapore as i am from pure hk. you may like to ask around to see if you have any friends who are able to bring you for free trial lessons in the various yoga places (pure yoga, true yoga, i am sure there are more) to see which one you feel most comfortable in. when you are choosing your yoga studio, it would be nice to take note of how you feel about the teacher's way of teaching. some emphasise mainly on the physical aspects, some balances it with the mental aspects (which i personally prefer). we often forget that asana (poses) is only one of the eight "limbs" of yoga, the majority of which are more concerned with mental and well being than the physical part. asana alone is not equilvalent to yoga. however there is no right or wrong yoga class, it all depends on what you prefer. for those interested to read more about the eight limbs of yoga, click here YOGA JOURNAL. my favourite yoga website.
i started yoga actually like 3 years ago with a gym, but i didnt feel inspired at all. i stopped after a few classes. early last year when i decide to give it one more try. i knew that i was going to look for a studio which focuses solely on yoga and could offer a more comprehensive yoga associated classes like pranayama etc. when i first did my trial lesson at pure, it was maurice's class. i felt really inspired by the way he guides us, not only on the poses, he also touches on the 'philosophical' aspects of yoga, like telling us to 'let go of the fear, the unknown, the desires, the imperfections..', reminds us that we are all individuals, when you are on the mat in class, its not about feeling inferior when you can't do a certain pose, or vice versa feeling superior when you feel you are doing better than the girl next to you.
yoga is truly a way of life more than just exercise. but of coz, we can all kick off yoga with the physical apsect first. lastly, i would say go try the free lessons and experience for yourself. go in with an open heart.
p.s. ok i am going for hatha and yin class soon. talk later!


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