Meditation in movement
Yoga makes one more self-aware of one’s body, mind and breathing, writes Kasmiah Mustapha
“If you are doing yoga for the first time, you will probably experience aches and pains, because you are stretching muscles you have never used before. It can challenge your strength and flexibility.”
However, she says, even if a person attends one yoga class a week, he can feel the difference both physically and mentally.
“If you go to a class and you hate it, don’t stop. Find the one that suits you because each class is so different.
“For example minasa can be radically different from one to the other. Minasa is different from hot yoga, different from ashtanga, so you need to find ones that work for you.
“For those who have never tried yoga, look for beginners’ classes. Sometimes people join yoga classes which are beyond their level and they are intimidated and then quit.
“Start with beginners’ classes and work yourself up and you may surprise yourself.”
(From left) How, Struys and Sarah are instructors at OhanaJo Studio.