Friday, July 03, 2009

My first Yoga experience

Yes!! I juz attended Yoga class which our office gym organised every Friday morning at 7am!!. You heard that rite!!. I decided that my body needed some exercise and i gotta start something. Plus my physhiotherapist advised me to start taking up exercise.

I've done steps aerobics (not advisabale cos of my ankle), i've done cardio with the trainer (don't like it so much cos its boring), i've done line-dancing (got bored too). So now i'm trying Yoga for beginners.

My first day was a struggle man!! I could not do most of the easy stretching. However, i've learnt a lot about inner balance and discovered that yoga let u de-stress. Certain position make your joint stretched, i'll learn more about flexibility in future classes. And i can't believe that i actually sweat!! I'm a 'hypotension' person, i've got low blood, i seldom sweat.......and yoga makes me sweat (a little).

The instructress was good, she explained the benefits of yoga. Below are some of the benefits that i gathered from a website.

Benefits of Yoga
Brings down stress and enhances powers of relaxation
Boosts physical strength, stamina and flexibility
Bestows greater powers of concentration and self control
Inculcates impulse Control
Helps in rehabilitation of old and new injuries
Intensifies tolerance to pain and enhancing mental clarity
Boosts functioning of the immune system
Enhances posture and muscle tone
Improves blood circulation
Results in healthy, glowing skin
Cleanses and improves overall organ functioning

I'm glad i did what i did and hope there's more to come. I have seen the transformation it did to 'sweettooth' and it was amazing. I know i can't be like her but i'm moving towards wellness, insyallah.