Aside from knowing it’ll be a new yoga practice to experience, I was looking forward to be guided by one of the prettiest faces I know in De La Salle Zobel circa 90’s Bow Pellicer-Valdez. Thanks Bow!
It was lovely practicing with fellow Schoolmate Katrina Guidotti-Stehmeierr, too!
Flow yoga starts you well situated seated on the mat with your eyes closed and your arms steadily relaxed on top of your knees; focusing on the synchronization of the body’s motions and the breath in room temperature. You may have your eyes closed within duration of the entire practice, meditate as you move yourself from one posture after another, resulting to a very steady workout which increase mental focus.
Compared to Bikram Yoga wherein there’s more savasana, Flow Yoga has more sun salutations, chaturanga and downward dogs in between postures to shift to the next posture but just like any other yoga; the steadiness of the breath helps the yogi maintain the proper pace of the entire practice.
As you stretch, your body warms up elongating your muscles. Without mental clarity, one will have a difficulty achieving the postures but as you go along, with the help of constant focus and breath, you tend to be fully aware of each movement, maintaining proper form all throughout the series.
Along the way, It was hard not to wonder why they call FLOW yoga as it is instead of Vinyasa. Upon the last few minutes laying down on savasana. I realized the postures are done in smooth movement run together like a dance. You get to feel like you’re about to dive and breathe through up the shallow water, move as graceful as a dolphin together with the rhythm of your breath. Enjoy the FLOW and join the ride, yoga certainly is addictive.
If only the world is filled with yogi’s and yogini’s, the world will be filled with kindred hearts and spirits. People will be nicer not only to others but for themselves. Join me as I hop back more into the practice. Namaste.
Looking forward to Flow Yoga filled August and get to experience Yin by Dona Tumacder- Estaban.
Flow Yoga Center Alabang
Upper Level Casa Susana Bldg.
Madrigal Ave. Alabang Commercial Center
Landmark: Where Henlin is in front of Pure Gold and Starbucks Madrigal