Med­i­ta­tion in move­ment

Yoga makes one more self-aware of one’s body, mind and breath­ing, writes Kas­miah Mustapha

New Straits Times - - Heal -

“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.

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