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Monday
May062013

The Yoga Report

I took my first yoga class last Wednesday, with minimal expectations. Well I expected to struggle (I did quite a bit of that since I went for hot yoga on my first try) but I didn't expect the feeling of lightness and calm after the class. I felt happy, focused, less worried about all the things I can't control. So I went back, and today I've already gone through my fourth yoga class this week!

Yoga helps me clear my mind and challenge my body. I have the flexibility of a wooden plank but that doesn't stop me from trying. ;) It feels good to stretch and stretch until I can't go further, and then try another day to see how my body has improved in that span of time.

I love yoga because it gives me a workout without making me tired. I tried it with the sole purpose of losing weight, but now it's not a priority anymore. The huge burst of energy and overall feeling of well-being after each class is more than enough for me! Okay let me list down all the other reasons I'm into yoga right now:

  • It makes me sweat SO MUCH. After each hot yoga class, I'm dripping wet as if I took a shower. The sweat is a great way to remove impurities from the body, moisturize the skin, and unblock pores on the face. Now that's natural skincare!
  • My posture is slowly improving. My back is straighter (always had a problem with that) and my neck, erect.
  • I don't feel the need to eat so much. It could be a side-effect of the increased focus (my mind doesn't wander to food hehe) or my sub-conscious telling me not to waste the exercise.
  • I like hot yoga because of the release at the end, when everyone's just lying down and breathing after the intensity of the poses in that heat. I tried Flow today and enjoyed a sort of meditation session in the end. Not sure what that's called exactly.

So there you go! You must try yoga too if you haven't yet. I go to Yoga+ in The Fort since it's near, but I'm sure there's a studio or two near you as well. I'm busy too but I really try to make time. I go on the 6:30am class during weekdays, if they have it. 

The first-timer package there is just P1,000 for a week's worth of unlimited classes, but I will definitely get a membership once my week expires. ^_^ I'll keep you updated!

Reader Comments (26)

I do Yoga myself but I am not consistent. Maybe I need to do it with someone, with an instructor, and with money involve so I will be dedicated. I feel so energize every after session. :) I will check Yoga+. Thanks for the info.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSam Lanuza

Lately I've been thinking of joining a pole dancing class or yoga, I think I will try both! I heard so many good reviews about Yoga+ :) thanks for sharing!

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May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKT

I used to take yoga in college and I absolutely loved it as well! I hate cardio and love how yoga makes me less anxious. How peculiar, I felt less hungry as well! And I thought that was just me haha! I find myself going back to doing yoga on my own when classes ended. It was more convenient for me and I don't have to shell out cash as well! :)

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTrixie

I've commented on the recent post that i did wanna try yoga+ and now I am very very convinced to proceed. The points you've stated are the exact things I expect. Go na go na to!. I have a question though.. How do u manage to clear your mind when you're so stressed getting that damn pose?? And how much is the membership fee?

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterruth

Wow. I always wanted to try this. But I can't seem to find any studio in Cavite or Los Baños area. :( Will try the DVDs instead :)

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJin

@Ruth Go na! Re your questions:

How do u manage to clear your mind when you're so stressed getting that damn pose??
- I just try to breathe! Deep! In and out! I try not to let frustration get to me. I'm not yet 100% successful but I'm getting there.

And how much is the membership fee?
- I looked at it earlier but can't remember exact...P6000 a month unlimited I think? But there are other packages that's just the only one I remember.

May 6, 2013 | Registered CommenterLiz Lanuzo

I think this is good especially inpeople who are stressful, I;m always looking for it though my sched was hectic. Yay!that's good on you:)

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOhms

I love yoga, too! It clears my mind and soothes my soul. Basta inner peace thing!

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJean

Hi, Liz!

I really enjoy reading all your beauty post.

Anyway, it was a nice surprise to know you do yoga. I do too, for about two years now. I really do agree that yoga keeps you centered and focused, and as a bonus, it dampens your appetite. I hope you will continue with your practice. Ohm Shanti!

to Jin - I do not think it is advisable to do yoga, especially if it is your first time to do it, by just following an instructional video. You're likely to injure yourself. There is really no rush, if your want to do yoga try to find a shala/studio and a teacher who will guide you throughout your practice.

Just always remember that the right teacher for you will come along if and when you are ready. =)

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterchenne

Hi, Liz!

I really enjoy reading all your beauty post.

Anyway, it was a nice surprise to know you do yoga. I do too, for about two years now. I really do agree that yoga keeps you centered and focused, and as a bonus, it dampens your appetite. I hope you will continue with your practice. Ohm Shanti!

to Jin - I do not think it is advisable to do yoga, especially if it is your first time to do it, by just following an instructional video. You're likely to injure yourself. There is really no rush, if your want to do yoga try to find a shala/studio and a teacher who will guide you throughout your practice.

Just always remember that the right teacher for you will come along if and when you are ready. =)

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterchenne

Hi, Liz!

I really enjoy reading all your beauty post.

Anyway, it was a nice surprise to know you do yoga. I do too, for about two years now. I really do agree that yoga keeps you centered and focused, and as a bonus, it dampens your appetite. I hope you will continue with your practice. Ohm Shanti!

to Jin - I do not think it is advisable to do yoga, especially if it is your first time to do it, by just following an instructional video. You're likely to injure yourself. There is really no rush, if your want to do yoga try to find a shala/studio and a teacher who will guide you throughout your practice.

Just always remember that the right teacher for you will come along if and when you are ready. =)

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterchenne

Hi, Liz!

I really enjoy reading all your beauty post.

Anyway, it was a nice surprise to know you do yoga. I do too, for about two years now. I really do agree that yoga keeps you centered and focused, and as a bonus, it dampens your appetite. I hope you will continue with your practice. Ohm Shanti!

to Jin - I do not think it is advisable to do yoga, especially if it is your first time to do it, by just following an instructional video. You're likely to injure yourself. There is really no rush, if your want to do yoga try to find a shala/studio and a teacher who will guide you throughout your practice.

Just always remember that the right teacher for you will come along if and when you are ready. =)

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterchenne

Congrats Ms Liz! My sis says that after yoga, when her body has cooled down, she sleeps like a baby. She initially wanted to do it for weight loss but like you, she got hooked because of the "deeper" benefits. I want to try it myself pero at home lang muna :)

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKris

Yaaay great for you! :)

Ako, my first yoga attempt went... okay lang. Haha. I tried it on my own this morning. I got so relaxed right after that I fell asleep haha. I won't do yoga on the bed again.

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrownOso

Thanks for the tip and info!

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterruth

Thanks for the tip and info!

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterruth

How wonderful! I've always liked yoga since it would help me relax and improve my flexibility. My friend does the anti-gravity yoga. Seems interesting but I'm still scared to try it!

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterYsabelle

I didn't thought of trying yoga this summer. I went to try pole dancing which can burn alot of fats and you feel sexy dancing to the pole :3

May 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersammy

hi Ms. Liz! I have been an avid reader for a long time but this is the first time Im gonna post a comment. I love your blog and I always check it everyday but this topic I think is the best that I can totally say I can relate to right now. I have tried yoga twice 2weeks ago and everything you said about the benefits are true! I thought it was just me thinking that I don't easily get hungry after I had 2 sessions. I felt so blissful that its sooo infectious that I had to plan already my yoga holiday in thailand with my mom&sister in 2014. I felt so light,contented and more connected to inner self and this good feeling still remains until now. I feel like I did something really good and beneficial for my body and soul. Thank you so much for sharing this...Im gonna check now Yoga+. I hope I can visit it on my next vacation to manila. thanks again =)

May 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterelif

hi Ms. Liz! I have been an avid reader for a long time but this is the first time Im gonna post a comment. I love your blog and I always check it everyday but this topic I think is the best that I can totally say I can relate to right now. I have tried yoga twice 2weeks ago and everything you said about the benefits are true! I thought it was just me thinking that I don't easily get hungry after I had 2 sessions. I felt so blissful that its sooo infectious that I had to plan already my yoga holiday in thailand with my mom&sister in 2014. I felt so light,contented and more connected to inner self and this good feeling still remains until now. I feel like I did something really good and beneficial for my body and soul. Thank you so much for sharing this...Im gonna check now Yoga+. I hope I can visit it on my next vacation to manila. thanks again =)

May 7, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterelif

Yay! Good for you, Liz!

May 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKhristine

Good for you Liz! I miss doing Yoga. I remembered how much I liked it the very 1st time. I tried the instructional video yoga (since at home you can pretty much do it any time) but its not the same as a real class. I plan on getting back at it soon. Keep on inspiring! :)

May 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterManilaJen

I love Yoga! I've tried different yoga studios in the metro, one of it is Yoga+. I love Hot Yoga but was kind of disappointed with the smell that the Fort studio had during my 1 week first timer trial. I've now enrolled myself in Beyond Yoga in Fort Central. The studio is kept well-cleaned and smells fresh and great the whole time! The teachers are friendly and very approachable too! :)

May 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTin

I still believe more on yoga studio classes instead of youtube or DVDs. When i see relaxed people around me I get relaxed as well. Your body is looking good here. I hope you won't give up on this. :)

May 15, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterranne

I think the nearest yoga class i can join is at The FOrt. I hope there will be one in Alabang. I like the fact that yoga wont just help you shape up, it can also calm your system. I think that's what I need. I've been exposed to a lot of stressors these days. At the moemnt, I'm resorting to stretching exercises. I downloaded fitocracy and tribe sports apps and they've successfully motivated me in moving my ass. I'm also eating clean. I've never felt better before.

May 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDane Salazar

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