Yoga For Great Health

Good evening, dear friends πŸ˜€

I have just returned from my first yoga session after many years, and I must say that I am feeling really great right now – invigorated, energised and best of all, wonderfully relaxed. πŸ˜€ The last time I took yoga classes was way back in 1991 after I had given birth to my second daughter and had put on a lot of weight. Despite me taking yoga lessons for only one month before I was posted to another city in my job, I had very quickly trimmed down my figure and became slim again. Everyone that I met commented that I had lost weight so fast! πŸ™„ I remember that my former yoga instructor was a 60 year old grandmother, whose figure was like that of a svelte and trim 18 year old’s!! 😯 Wow! How I wish my figure was like that! πŸ˜†

Anyway, I found out from one of my friends that there was a centre nearby offering weekly 1-hour yoga lessons for free and I was game to try yoga again to slim down….as I have put on quite a lot of weight these few years, with cooking for my family! πŸ™„ So, I got 2 of my children to come along and we had a wonderful time practising the various exercise poses and important breathing techniques.

Some of the breathing exercises were for cleansing our lungs, energising ourselves by activation the inner chi/energy (we felt our “insides” getting warm, even hot!) , to strengthen various parts of our spine, and there was even one technique to help us clear our intestines (bowels) properly, i.e. a good breathing exercise for those who tend to constipates. I will post the instructions for these exercises later. It is almost midnight now and I am looking forward to a good and relaxed sleep tonight after my yoga exercise! πŸ˜€

Good night and sweet dreams from KL! πŸ˜€


4 Responses so far »

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    WellnessAid said,

    Yoga is great. The hardest part is to stick to it. Also, the more I think about this – the more I think that the mst important part of yoga is exercising mind rather than body. Namaste!


  2. 2

    jps61974 said,

    you gave me an idea on how to change my lifestyle… keep rocking!


  3. 3

    titus2woman said,

    LOVE yoga, but I practice sporadically. This post is a good KICK in the pants! LOL! *THANK YOU!* (((((HUGS))))) sandi


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    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Thank you, WellnessAid, JPS61974, and Sandi, for your comments. πŸ˜€

    I think most of us, myself included (I thought the sweating from the house chores should be sufficient exercise for me! :roll:), have some difficulty in getting started with some form of regular exercise….but once we developed a routine for it, it should be easier. Yoga is one of the most gentle form of exercise, the others being Tai-Chi and Qigong, and has many health benefits like relaxation, toning the body, strengthening, energising, etc. πŸ˜‰

    Much peace and joy to all,

    choesf πŸ˜€


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