Saturday, July 5, 2008

A Yogini & Teacher

It was an intense two weeks training of yoga in Kuala Lumpur. Literally, it was eat, breathe, sleep and live yoga 24/7. I felt I was enrolled into 'boot' camp. But am glad I did it. It taught me discipline and endurance I never had before. There were two other girls with me doing the same course. They were from Maldives. They had such resilience and determination to just 'keep on going' no matter what.

We learnt tough yoga moves from just what may look like simple postures. Every muscle was engage whether it was a standing posture, sitting posture, supine posture or prone posture. But the most important thing was to focus on the breathing. To be able to control the movement with synchronisation to the breaths. Meditation was the bonus point for me. I loved it. The stillness, the 'being' in the present moment.

Overall, I never felt more sure, relieved, healthy and rejuvenated after being in Tirisula Yoga. Both Masters, Paalu and Wei Ling have truly placed their faith, hope and effort in me and the other two girls, am so grateful to have them as my gurus.

Yoga In The Lion City

Not the trip I had expected it to be. I have just finished my pre and post natal yoga course and again, there was so much to learn. I took my training under Master Paalu and Master Wei Ling. Both of whom I am glad to meet again. They have again, taught me ways of yoga that works effectively for mums. Preparing mums to be emotionally, physically and spiritually. I was blessed to meet two other students, Rachel and Maple, under the same training. At most times, I usually put up my guard when meeting new people. But Rachel had such a bubbly personality, and Maple was open and soft spoken, both of which I thought were very warm hearted people.I guess when you have masters like Paalu and Wei Ling who are such giving and lovely teachers, they will probably attract many students that are a reflection of their personality.

There's never a dull moment at all with teachers and students as such.We got to learn mantras, the meaning of the yoga sutras and ways to accomodate pregnant mums to asana variations. I definitely love Rachel teaching me her 'baby pose' in supine positioin. You can't help but be happy like a baby. The most funny part was Rachel got us to put cushion pillows under our tops to have a 'feel' of what a pregnant feel like doing the asanas. My 'pretended' child couldn't wait to be born, it kept slipping underneath my top.All in all, I enjoyed the course.

I think the most important part of this journey was learning to enjoy the uniqueness of everyone's individuality without judgement. Also we are teachers and students no matter the years and experiences behind us all.......