This is a belated post on the vinyasa yoga class for bloggers held at the Vinyasa Yoga Center two weeks ago. It’s been on paper-draft, but my PC has been (still is) sick. Hay, buhay.
A few months after starting Project:FitMom, I began going to the gym. I often attended group classes such as cycling, aero-combat, Pilates. All are physically challenging. But there is one class I’ve always been interested in but found too intimidating – yoga.
So when I heard of the collaboration between Jane and The Blog & Soul Movement for a bloggers’ Vinyasa yoga class, i hesitated signing up for a while. But I’m glad I went anyway. Opportunities to meet up with blogger-friends such as Cookie, Dine and Jane are always welcome, of course.
The class was held at the Vinyasa Yoga Center in Ortigas, led by Teacher Pio Baquiran. As teacher Pio introduced the origins of yoga, I realized that yoga will definitely help in deepening my practice of Buddhism. (Many do not know that I am a semi-practicing newbie Buddhist. “Semi” because beef is the only meat I’ve managed to remove from my diet so far!)
We did several poses, which were supposedly the most basic of basics. But I felt how physically challenging yoga was as beads of sweat started forming all over my body. (Thought bubble while doing some pose that threatens to throw me off-balance: Ito na nga ba ang sinasabi ko eh! )
The best part was relaxation time. How often is one given no other task, and required to do nothing else, but to empty the mind and relax every muscle? Not very. So I plunged myself into it. It felt good to release all the stress and tension.
The class, the vegetarian dinner afterwards (cooked by teacher Pio himself!), and the interaction with yogis Jane, Chona and Teacher Pio were indeed very enlightening.
Was yoga intimidating? At first, yes. But as I began to realize that I can actually do the poses, I let myself go.
Will I ever attend a vinyasa yoga class again? If only to manage my daily stresses and make me a “cooler” mom, yes. Definitely!
Being the forgetful mom that I am, I forgot to bring my camera (which I did not forget to charge for the event, by the way! Give me some credit for that). Ergo, I have no photos of the event. Other blog entries have lots of photos though, so check them out: