Translation:Â The Lotus Pose
This is a commonÂ posture during meditation. You can opt for full or half lotus or easy position (sukhasana).Â This is how you do Half Lotus Pose.
From a seated position, bend your left knee.Â Next, bend your right knee, grasp the right foot with both hands and place it on top of the left thigh bringing the heel as close to the navel as possible.
Place the hands on the knees. Touch your index finger with the thumb and extend the other fingers out or you can put your hands infront of your chest as in prayer position.
For a challenge, you may put your hands behind your back as in prayer position.
After one and a half month of taking Yoga lesson, I feel that having a yoga mat at home will be convenient especially when you don’t have time to go for your lesson at the centre.
My usual routine will be practising Yin at home. All the stretching and twisting really help me to loosen up after a hard day at work.
Well, finally I got myself a PINK yoga mat. I love pink! I got them during sales for RM40. That is quite cheap considering a average price is about RM60. There’s something about this mat tho. They claim that the foam material is of good quality ‘soft foam’, which means…. SOFT!
If I were to compare the mat that I’m using at the Yoga centre and the one that I’ve bought, it is very obvious that the soft foam is sinking but after a while, it will bounce back again. I have no knowledge of what is good and what is not. I have to swallow their words.
“We have been selling them all this while and we have tested on the foam. It’s of a good quality and this is advance technology. New type!”
Ya! Ya! I have no choice cos I’ve already paid for the mat.
There’s only 4 criteria I know when buying a mat -
How do one choose a good mat? Care to share?
What makes me took up Yoga?
Well, first of all I think Yoga is a piece of beautiful art; the flexibilty of our body part, the relaxation is just so soothing.
Secondly, it has something to do with my health. I had very high blood pressure reading during my pregnancy since 1999, thereafter 2002 and during my third pregnancy in 2006, it shot way up high. All I could think of is to put the blame (HBP) on pregnancy. Little do I know, my BP is still at a very high reading till today. And again, I would blame my bad gene. The only exercise that came straight to my mind is Yoga. Three days later (May 12, 2007), there I am at Yoga Club signing up for Yoga lesson.
I love them to bits. I enjoy every lesson that was taught. And here I am penning down my journey into Yoga. Yea, my new found hobby too.