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How Did I Come to Join Yoga

Ever since young, I have always been keen with sports activities such as cycling, badminton, and bowling. Nonetheless after joining the corporate world, time has always been a hindering factor for me to get into sports activities. I have only been doing off and on running, at least once a week, to de-stress and at the same time, tone up the body and reduce weight.

But generally all along, yoga has never really come to my mind as an after-work activity option. Yoga seems to be boring, slow and draggy and I don’t sweat as much. However, I eventually came to know of hot yoga from the social media and was made known of its benefits. Apart from that, I was inspired by the advanced yoga poses posted on the social media by various yogis from different parts of the world. It’s pretty amazing to see what the body can do when your mind is still sceptical and says that it’s impossible.

Thus, I took the very first step into the yoga journey by enrolling myself at a local yoga studio and started going for hot yoga sessions on a weekly basis. Not only did I manage to sweat it out, I have also slowly becoming more at peace and in control of my emotions internally. Yoga has eventually become part of my lifestyle and I hope to understand and be more aware of my body and the wonders that my body can do as I practise yoga at a more regular period now.

[Sharon Phang; 200 Hr YTT Hatha Vinyasa]