My first yoga experience at Anytime Fitness!

         Actually, I’ve already experienced yoga before but since I couldn’t remember anymore when and where so I just consider this as my first, but I know for sure that somewhere in the past tells me that the experience itself was so great enough for me not to recall. You might be wondering where did this kind of exercise started? We’ll, to put in simpler term, Yoga is the Sanskrit word for “union”, which started in Northern India over 5,000 years ago which was developed by the Indus-Sarasvati civilization. It is a form of exercise that uses posture and breathing techniques to induce relaxation and improve strength. In Classical Sanskrit, the word yogi is derived from yogin, which refers to a practitioner of yoga. Yogi is technically male, and yoginī is the term used for female practitioners. The ancient Yogis had a belief that in order to be in harmony with oneself and environment, men have to integrate the body, the mind, and the spirit, so they formulated a way to achieve and maintain this balance. The form includes Exercise, Breathing and Meditation which forms the 3-pillar of strength for yoga. The routine we had actually revolved in the 3-pillars of strength.

These are the snippets I've got from our last Yoga exercise.

Sphinx Pose or Crocodile Pose

Half Foot Big Toe Pose

Locust Pose B 

           It was a bit awkward at first since it was my first time and I still didn't know how to do the poses correctly but I'm so thankful with our teacher, Teacher Jen, for being so patient with me. But all I think at that time was, everyone was once a beginner. So I was able to finish the exercise.Teacher Jen concluded the exercise by saying "Namaste" which means " I bow to you ". 

These are the things that you have to consider before starting Yoga:

Don't have a big meal right before class.Just eat lightly a few hours before the start of class.
Don't drink water while doing yoga, but have some before and after.
Don't wear shoes or socks while doing yoga.

Tell the teacher that it's your first time in class.
Don't be shy to ask the teacher for help if you need it.
Familiarize yourself or maybe read some articles about beginners' yoga poses before you take your first class.

Thank you Anytime Fitness CDO for the wonderful experience.