Never underestimate a woman with a yoga mat

in yoga •  last year

I mentioned it before in previous posts... Yoga is my kind of thing. 

My friends and I doing the eagle pose.


What Is Yoga?

The word yoga, from the Sanskrit word yuj means to yoke or bind and is often interpreted as "union" or a method of discipline. A male who practices yoga is called a yogi, a female practitioner, a yogini.  It is a program of physical postures designed to purify the body and provide the physical strength and stamina required for long periods of meditation. (source)

Benefits of Yoga

  • Increased flexibility.
  • Increased muscle strength and tone.
  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality.
  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism.
  • Weight reduction.
  • Cardio and circulatory health.
  • Improved athletic performance.
  • Protection from injury.

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In six months, I will be flying out to Thailand or India to learn yoga. I want to dedicate my time to learn this fitness program. They said that you have to be 100% sure if you're going to enroll in yoga school because there is no turning back once you get there and live with the teachers. 

Some people give up in just few days because they can't stand the meditation practice. You have to sit for long hours to meditate and you are not allowed to talk to anyone while you're in the meditation center. Using mobile phone is also prohibited unless you're inside the sleeping quarters. 

In most yoga schools, they only serve vegan food. If you're craving for meat, you can't bring it inside the yoga center coz it would be disrespectful for everyone. This is kinda challenging for me but I still want to try it coz it's healthy and there are heaps of good protein alternatives like spinach, kale, mushrooms, cucumber and broccoli.

Anyways, I wanna share some photos of myself doing yoga in different islands of the Philippines. 

The tree pose. This photo was taken at Gigantes Island in Iloilo. We climbed up the hill to see the nice view of the ocean. We were lucky coz that time, the island was not packed.

Kumbhakasana or the plank pose. This photo was taken in Guyam island in Siargao. We were there coz it was part of our island hopping tour. There's actually nothing to do in Guyam coz all we saw was palm trees and sand. So to make things interesting, my friends and I did some HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training).

Sirsasana. Obviously I haven't perfected that headstand pose yet, but I'm getting there! Gotta strengthen my arms and abs. This photo was taken at the Ruins Mansion in Bacolod City. It's a remains of a stately Italianate mansion, razed during WWII.

Yoga is not about tightening your ass. It's about getting your head out of it. -Eric Paskel

That's it folks!

Would you give Yoga a try? 😊😊😊


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I don't underestimate women with yoga mats, don't worry. I underestimate all women!

Not 100% true

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Hahaha! I miss you man! Haven't been on general chat for 2 weeks now. Will go back there soon! 😊

I wish I could get into yoga... I just have terrible balance!

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Never give up! I fell so many times and hurt my back. Remember, practice makes perfect! Thanks for dropping by!
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I wish you the best of times! Since I took my yoga teaching degree finding balance (not just when doing the asanas) has been a simpler prosess than it was before. Don't know if I would call it a fitness program though, getting fit is just a side effect. I'm sure your sirsasana will be perfect in no time!

Namaste 🙏🏻❤️

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Hola! There's a teaching degree for yoga? Really? I thought 200 hours is enough. I was planning to study on March 2018 in either Thailand or India.

You're right about finding balance in yoga. I love it coz it changes the way I see things in life and relationships in a positive way.
I did sirsasana yesterday and I fell lol! It was a bad fall coz my lower back is kinda hurting now. But I'm sure I will feel better tomorrow and practice again. Namaste 🙏🏻❤️

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Oh I'm so sorry! Not a degree (my bad)! 200h is the one, yeah!

And good job for falling! I have countless videos of me falling out of headstand 😂 I love watching them because it reminds me that there is a lot of work behind the pretty photos we see on instagram and social media!

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My back feels a lot better now. I should copy you and record myself so I will see my progress. What's your favorite yoga pose? 😊

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My favourite yoga pose must be Matsyasana, fish pose, #4 here . Lying in savasana after that one just feels amazing! What's yours? 😄

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My favorite is child pose. 😝

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Haha. I love it!

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Namaste. :)

Cool going to India to practise Yoga thats gonna be a interesting experience.

I assume when the times comes you keep us updated

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Yeah I'm gonna vlog about it on Dtube. I was hoping to go on March or April. 😊

I will record all my falls on attempting to do the headstand lol!

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Yes you should share on D tube India must be crazy.

Aaah I think you will master the headstand pretty quick.

Talk to you later :)

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I stopped doing yoga for 5 days since been busy with my sister's wedding. My back hurts now coz I did Pilates. How are you? 😝

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that can be stressfull a wedding. weddings are a big the thing and for what I heard, especially in the Philippines.

No worries when you go to India plenty of time to do Yoga :) im watching a clip from YT about Pillates. That's look kind of cool to do.

Im okay my feet is healing. Can wait to start jogging again.

Talk to you later and have fun on your sisters wedding:)

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hey brother, I just read your last article. It's pretty helpful. I didn't know you can use USB to store cryptos. :-)

How's your feet? I hope it's healed now. :-)

Enjoy.......I recommend India. It's tough but unlike anything else.

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Yup India is tough but I'm sure I will learn a lot from their culture. 🙏🏻

@pinaynomad Excellent... Motivating and it will make me joyful to check out effort and resolve prevail. Adore it..

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thanks for your comment

Sexy nyo po talaga madam.. hahaha!

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salamat hijo. 😊

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Dli ko hijo madam... fish rako .. hahahaha

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Haan ko matarusan. Ilocano ak.

Nice poses. :D

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Buwis buhay yung iba jan! lol!

Try mo yoga talong @monkeypattycake baka matumba ka lang kasi mataba ka! 😂😂😂

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yoga talong? As in eggplant? Ang mean mo! Grabe cia! 😂😂😂