Jul
28
Posted on 28-07-2008
Filed Under (Yoga Ramble) by admin

After a month of living like a lost little sheep, finally the official notice of Yoga Zone taken over by a new management is up. No doubt, we are still looking lost. Questions start popping up among practitioners. Will they (new management) still honor our membership especially those signing up Lifetime Membership? Will they obsolete the massage voucher we are holding? Where shall we stand after this? Shall just wait and see how thing goes after a week. Keeping my fingers and toes cross now.

Jul
24
Posted on 24-07-2008
Filed Under (Yoga Dance) by admin

I attended my first Yoga Dance class by Deepak yesterday. You can rest assured the word coming from someone who has two left feet. This is one truly wild yoga class I’ve been to. I have never felt so free of inhibitions, self-consciousness when I was dancing in his class. You should see the way he sway that butt. Gosh! I can just stop dancing and watch him. He almost swept me away and my heart just melt into deep relaxation.

At the beginning, I was not very comfortable and rather shy with free expression. But hey, everyone is into it. Just close my eye, deeply relax my body and mind with the gentle stretching then soar into a liberating transformational dance journey. I hadn’t even realized the emotional toxins and burdens that I was carrying. I felt much more lighter after all the hot stomping, jumping and swaying. Everyone look so joyful and rejuvenated after the class. Time sure pass by fast and we was taught some Bollywood movement. I left the class with the exotic Bollywood beat rhythms still playing in my mind. My favourite part would be the, “Maria? MARIA!” *tump, tump, tump*

*head still bobbing while writing this post*

*tUMP, tUMP, TUMP!*

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Jul
22
Posted on 22-07-2008
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I used to attend classes right after work and since I have a very tight working schedule, I can’t plan before hand when I may turn up for practise. To be safe, I have a bag full of my attire thrown in the car boot. Owing 7 sets of attire is a common sight for ladies (what’s more, we have 30 pairs of shoes in the house) but owing 7 towels is crazy. Or maybe that was me. *shrug* Ok. So I have only 3 towels. If any of the day the 3 towels is left at home, I am in a dead meat. So what do I do? Cursing under my breath that I wish they have a vending machine supplying towel. I know some centre do provide towel but in my case, it isn’t. To be less obvious, I just use my sleeve. Worst scenario would be having a stack of their (get from the toilet) paper towel with me. This is vending machine number 1 I wish they would fix in the toilet.

Vending machine number 2 would be selling rubber band. Lame isn’t it? I had long hair that is slightly shorter than waist length. Most of the time I never tie them up at work. If I happen to go for my practise that day, I am in a dead meat. Again. So what do I do? Cursing under my breath that I wish they have a vending machine selling rubber band. But, the kind soul at the front desk is always willing to be the ‘supplier’. Sometimes, I really feel paiseh to ask for a rubber band as they are always out of rubber bands!  How pathetic that is. The torturing part would be removing the band from our hair as they tend to tangle up few strands of our hair. Guys are so lucky as they do not face the ‘rubber band’ problem.

Vending machine number 3.

G-string & strapless bra.

Ok.  You can stop laughing now.  I am not kidding you.

I cringe each time I saw other ladies wearing leotard and yet the visible pantie outline is so obvious.  That.is.just.so.ugly!  You bet I have gone commando several times when I happen to be on ‘aunty’ pantie or girdle.  And how about your spaghetti strap top that doesn’t go well with that nondetachable strap bra?  So what do I do?  Cursing under my breath that I wish they have a vending machine suppying disposable g-string and …. bra?  Siao!

What vending machine do you wish they had in your toilet?

p/s:  Guys, please don’t bother to understand my crap if you are confused. lol.

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Jul
18
Posted on 18-07-2008
Filed Under (Staying Fit & Healthy) by admin

Other than going to the gym or practising yoga to keep yourself healthy, do you practise a healthy eating? I know of some practitioner that used to pig out like there is no tomorrow after a yoga session. Even before the classes start, they will be talking (so loudly) about where-to-meet and where-to-eat-BKT-session (Bak Kut Teh) after class. Can’t really blame them as BKT is part of pa sang lang (klangist) life and also the trademark of Klang.

Back to the topic, do you have the habit of blending your own juices? I have. I love making my own smoothies. Apart from fruits, I do include vegetables too like tomato, carrot and celery. Wait a minute, is tomato a fruit or vegetable? Oh, nevermind.

If you read up health article on tomato, they are actually the best detox food and help to prevent prostate cancer in man. Unfortunately not after I read up the article on the new study from the National Cancer Institute and Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Ok, I don’t really care about that since I am not a man.

Back to the topic again, not many people favour to eat Tomato by it’s own or even drink tomato juice alone. The best way to overcome them is to include tomato in your juices. That way, you can hardly even taste it. My favourite recipe would be:

  • Oranges + Carrot + Celery
  • Oranges + tomatoes + yogurt

It is up to you to include any fruits as long it is one or two portion of fruit and one portion of vegetable to your juices. It can be any type of fruits – watermelon, honey dew, grapes, star fruits, apple. Just be a little creative – Healthy Eating = Healthy Living.

Anyway, it is a Friday today and most of us will be looking forward to the day off. So, let’s chill a bit ya? Please say hi to your Mom for me too. Tomato Juice, anyone ;) ? Cheers!

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Jul
15
Posted on 15-07-2008
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I have been thinking for the past 48 hours if I should step up and voice out something…. nice…. (just incase someone decided to shot me in my butt). I really don’t know how I should write or maybe keeping a silence is a bliss. My mind is definitely, absolutely, totally blank for the past 2 hours. I felt like myself just waking up from a terrible nightmare. One minute I am here entertaining myself in my boring blog, the next minute, *poof!* the traffic never stop coming in every single minute and for the whole day today, I just sat in front of my puter moderating comments. YogaJess recorded a new traffic record too! 1632 pageviews (normal days 50 pageviews), total visitor 428 per day (normal days hardly even touches 15 people) and the meter is still running. Updated: As of 12midnight, the traffic record is 2,453 pageviews and total visitors 581. 16 July 08 – New!!! traffic record is 3,059 pageviews and total visitors 688. 17 July 08 – 2,561 pageviews and new record for total visitors is 708. (errr… more and more visitors each day. *wipe sweat*) 18 July, 08 – 3,430 pageviews and total visitors is 1,055!!!! (I almost ran out of bandwidth. You guys no need to work issit? Some of you can camp in my blog for the whole day! Quick go to the bank! TJ bank in your salary already!) Updated 28 July 08 – How I wish the share market soars like the new traffic record with 4,937 pageviews and total number of visitors is 1,401. (This time, I get a notice from my hosting company to upgrade the server to accommodate the exceeded bandwidth. $$$ bye-bye money $$$). Update on 29 July 08 – 5206 pageviews and total number of visitors is 1,535. Update:Â 30 July 08 – 6,218 pageviews and total number of visitors is 2,056

I just want to ask, how did you people ended up here? I mean it started with Fei, Cassandra and Yoga Man. And obviously Cassandra pass my link to TJ and I presumed Yoga Man does the same too. If my assumption is wrong, please forgive me. I against my webmaster idea to disable the comment box. The main reason is because I am afraid I might be one of (TJ’s) victim too. After reading through more than 50 comments, I kinda have a clearer picture as what is going on out there. Well, there is always 2 side of the coin. At the meantime, I need to have faith in TJ to overcome his financial difficulties or whatever the trouble he is facing right now. I had spent about RM3.5k for the membership. Of course I do not wish to see him ‘die’. *tic tak calculator, wipe sweat from forehead* YZ, please don’t dissapoint us.

As for the Teachers, I am sorry to read what you’ve gone thru. That is beyond my comment and none of my business. I will still leave the comment box open and please, we are all educated people. No vulgar language, ok? Sorry TJ. The battle continue. 30 fingers pointing at one. This is difficult to ignore.

Jul
14
Posted on 14-07-2008
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Short Talk: I think I better stick back to my usual blogging and not stir anything further. I hate to know the truth. Truth can hurt. Chill la, Guys.

Do you know kids naturally had a flexible body? I did not know. I thought flexibility is something you had to train. One year ago when I started Yoga, I found out the hidden talent in my daughter. She can do a beautiful split! My jaw almost fall to the ground when she was mimicking me in one of the asana.

Look at the picture. That is my 8 years old daughter in the foreground. Did you see that? She managed to lift her legs higher than me. Awesome!

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Jul
11
Posted on 11-07-2008
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I think I am the first person who walked into the premise. The moment I opend the door, I noticed that other than the down light shining right above the reception counter is switched on, the rest of the lights and I mean ALL of the lights is being switched off. Even the air-conditioning is not switched on at the reception. Can you imagine now stuffy it is at the front desk? Duhh, do I have to be so precised? I am talking about the Yoga Club I frequented in Klang.

I know they are trying to save the electricity but hey, when all things happen at the same time (read “Something Fishy” and “No Money No Class”) this is getting very scary and it send me a goosebumps seeing all this changes. Get what I mean?

So I teased Mr. GoodGuy when he handed me the admission card, “Why? Want to save electricity issit?” . As usual, he will give me a sheepish smile and followed by a loud chuckle from the cleaner too! LOL!!!!! ‘Electricity’ supplies came back like normal when more crowd came in. I know I shouldn’t think negative by consoling myself thinking that the center is just making a frugal lifestyle. I know it is hard. I just have to!

Namaste!

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Jul
07
Posted on 07-07-2008
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As usual when I reached the Yoga centre, I was greeted by two friendly looking receptionist with a loud “NAMASTE!” and an admission card was handed to me. A memo printed in bold was placed at the front desk caught my attention so I paused to read them a bit. It goes, “bla, bla, bla, terminated….. bla bla bla… names of the teachers….. bla bla bla…. terminated….. not allowed to enter the centre premises….”

After reading them, I look up at the two receptionist, the lady that previously sold the “Life time Membership” to me and another guy. So I blurted, “Did the Teachers resign or did the company terminated their service?” I was sniggering! It was a spontaneous act and I don’t really mean it! The guy look at me smiling sheepishly while the lady juling mata (rolled here eye) at me. She was really mad at me. Ah, well, not that I can help it. Right?

On the other hand, I think I can play tic-tac-toe on this week timetable. They have cancelled so many classes. Even the most leng chai teacher was on one month leave. OMG!

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Jul
02
Posted on 02-07-2008
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I wonder how many Yogini out there have the same skin problem like mine. My facial skin will look like a raisins and the skin will started to peel after each hot session. I have been avoiding Hot Yoga classes but unfortunately sometimes I have no choice but to attend the class. However, I’ve thought of an idea for those that want to practice Hot Yoga but had very dry or dehydrated skin like me. This method can also be used at home. All you need to get is a very warm jacket. Wear them over and tada, now you have a walking heater room.

It may sound like a joke but I think this is a very good idea. No?

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Jul
01
Posted on 01-07-2008
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First of all, I did not mean to leave the readers guessing as what is happening to Yoga Zone until I hear the story from the Teacher there. I was mainly waiting for the Sunday class as Mary (not real name) and me is some sort on a talking term. According to Mary, the Management has not been paying the Teachers salary for almost a month and a half now. Since teaching Yoga is only her part-time job, she don’t really feel the pinch yet. But of course we pity all the full time Teachers. And another rumors was saying Yoga Zone has expended their branches too fast and they are now running at a lost. Now, that is their internal Management problem. I do not see why, we as a student has to suffer all this along with the Teachers!

There’s another thing about the Management attitude. I’ll blog about that one day when I get the opportunity. At the mean time, let’s just forget about the whole issue. I have no control over their Management issue. All I know is, I pay for the membership and I want my classes back!

p/s: Thanks Cassandra for your comment too. Kinda enlighten us a bit. But still, there are hundred over students at the Klang branch who is still confused and lost their confidence with Yoga Zone. I hope the Management will do something to gain back the trust.

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