It almost seemed like ages since I did yoga at my yoga center with my teacher, Pio Baquiran.
I had been caught up in so much work that did not allow me to leave the office in time to get to Ortigas. Many times, I ended up taking classes at Yoga Manila, which was not really a bad alternative as I could do either basic Ashtanga or Mysore. Yoga Manila was just behind my office building.
Last week, even this was not feasible due to my work load so I found myself doing self yoga at home. Today, I realized I was missing out on the energies of my yogini friends and tell the truth, I kind of missed my teacher’s instructions and adjustments.
So with time to spare today, I gave Chona a call and we agreed to meet up earlier, then do a 7pm class.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at Vinyasa Yoga Center are intermediate classes. People coming to this class should expect nothing less than a sweaty class filled with deepening poses.
Yes, true to its word, this was indeed a sweaty, deepening, gruelling class. But I was surprised that despite my long absence and not-so-tiring self yoga, I managed to pace myself in class today. Pio has already been introducing new and deeper poses. And tonight’s pace was FAST!
But what I liked about class today was the fact that he would come over to me frequently to adjust and deepen my asanas. Thank you, my dear teacher, for welcoming me back into the fold and assisting me with the poses which you still remember cause me great difficulty.
In our previous yoga event for bloggers, Francis told me in a video interview we did that he found the class sweet and sweaty. That is how I describe tonight’s class. SWEET and SWEATY!
Here are some pictures of the more difficult stuff we tried out today: