We signed up Hatha Yoga classes together and went for our first lesson last Sunday. Our instructor – Mebel Tan – clearly explained the functions of certain poses, the areas to take note and poses we can practice at home. During our last 15 minutes of relaxation exercise, she even went around spraying essential oil in the air to allow us to totally relax. She speaks clearly and is friendly yet professional. At the end of her class, she gave us a packet of green tea she brought back from her recent India trip for us to try.
Guess where did we take our class? At our local community centre. It is very affordable at $4.50 per one hour session. Also, unlike the misconception that the participants will usually be middle age ladies, there is actually a fair mix of ladies in their twenties and thirties. Other than Jason, there is also another male participant.
I like that Hatha yoga helps in toning and rejuvenating the body. Also, it aids in breathing which allows us to have a sense of calm and peace through the various posture. Even though Hatha yoga is an ancient Indian art, the class is purely a form of relaxation and exercise. There is no hint of religious conflict for us.
I am trying to improve my flexibility and ability to relax. I find it a little hard to calm my nerves and just relax and breathe slowly. Guess the control freak and anxious spider in me makes it a little harder for me. Haha.