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Yoga + at the Fort

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There’s a new and exciting yoga studio right at the heart of the Fort. Yoga+. Yoga + was founded by 7 friends with passion for YOGA aiming to provide yoga as a fitness for everyone.

The studio is located at the 11th floor of the Legend Towers. The facilities are amazing boasting that you only need to come in your yoga attire and water bottle. They provide you with manduka yoga mats, towels and alkaline water.

Here are some of the pictures from their website YOGA+

Last week,  I left work at 3pm to visit the studio. Unfortunately, all pay parking surrounding the building (Legend Towers) were full.  I wasn’t able to attend.  I wonder if they have a parking space at the basement of the building? Well,  I am going to try again my luck next time.

Re-posting YOGA STUDIOS IN MANILA

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1. Bikram Yoga Manila – first officially sanctioned  Bikram in Manila. Two studios located in Makati and Quezon City.

QUEZON CITY

5/F CKB Centrre

203 Tomas Morato Ave.
Quezon City

Telephone Nos.(+63 2) 376-4632 or 415 – 8910

E-mail   info@bikramyogamanila.com

15/F, 88 Corporate Center
141 Valero Street corner Sedeño Streets
Salcedo Village, Makati City 1227

2.Ananda Marga – prides on teaching yoga in Manila since 1967. Offers course consisting of 8 sessions and cost Php 2,500, including a book and CD. Drop-ins are Php350. 50% discount for students.

46 Maamo St.
Sikatuna Village
Quezon City
1101 Metro Manila

Airmen’s Village,

Pulang Lupa, Las Piñas
Tel.: 02 924 6068
Mobile: 0929 541 9501

info@yogainmanila.org

3. Yoga Manila -Dedicated to the study and practice of yoga, we offer classes (Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Pre-Post Natal Yoga, Slow Flow, Vinyasa and Yoga Ed Kids), courses and workshops. Studios: Alabang, Rockwell, Makati, Greenhills.

Makati Studio
Greenbelt Mansion, Unit 506, Perea St, Legaspi Village, Makati City
Ortigas Studio
Chi Spa, EDSA Shangri-la, Manila, 01 Gardenway, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
Alabang Studio
405 Bougainvilla corner Sanggumay, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City
Rockwell Studio
Joya Gym, 3rd flr , Joya North Tower, Plaza Drive, Rockwell
info@yogamanila.com
SMS: +63917.522.YOGA(9642)

4. Iyengar Yoga – The Iyengar Yoga Center Manila is a space dedicated to the practice and methods of our Guru, BKS    Iyengar.

21/F LKG Tower, Ayala Ave. Makati City

For further inquiries please email us at info@iyengaryogamanila.com or contact us at (02)753-4495 or (0917) 535-9711.

5. Pulse Yoga – The benefits of yoga are determined by our dedication to practice and our expectations. Many people are attracted to yoga practice initially for the physical benefits, which are innumerable, but realize over time that yoga has improved their lives. For those seeking exercise or stress relief, there is nothing better than yoga.

pulse studio greenhills
23 Florida Street, Greenhills
1501 Mandaluyong City, Philippines
+632 7217900
+63917 84PULSE

pulse studio makati
2289 UPRC III Building, Pasong Tamo Ext.
1231 Makati City, Philippines
+632 4684165
+63917 83PULSE

info@pulse-yoga.com

6. Yoga Philippines -A life changing place where you will rejoice in every class, which is solemnly made to nourish the body, mind and spirit.  A space that is transformed to achieve the warm feel of a home environment, to help you uncover the gift of yoga practice. A Center which is perfect for all who are searching  for conventional and traditional learning for a very reasonable price

email: info@yogaphilippines.ph

cellphone: +63917-500YOGA(9642)

landline: (632)2119158

Address: Lot 19 Blk 20 Greenwich St Hillsborough, Alabang Village, Muntinlupa

7.Bliss Yoga – A sophisticated and serene studio has just arrived in the heart of Makati. Located in the Penthouse (28th Floor) of the Trident Tower, Bliss Yoga offers classes to help strengthen your body, soften your heart, and clarify your mind.

(My personal favorite!) I enrolled last week for their unlimited monthly. I think if you are someone without any YOGA BACKGROUND, this is the place to be. As the teachers are open in assisting new faces, giving modified poses and the place is just like a second home. The rooms don’t look like a dance studio, it’s like a large serene room. The students too are just full of spirit, eager to get committed and offer their session to their own causes. You only need to bring yourself since they offer towels, hand towels, yoga mat and water. They even have a cafe lounge that offers vegan and fresh fruit shakes, HEALTHY!

28/F of Trident Tower Penthouse

312 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue

Makati City, Manila

Direct Line: (63 2) 753 1954

Mobile: 0926 711 7462

It’s right at the back of RCBC Plaza… The green Tower…

8. EkagratasalaNew!!!

Ekāgratā Śālā is a home based yoga space in Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa, Philippines.

Ekāgratā in Sanskrit means one-pointedness or concentration. And Śālā (shala) in Sanskrit means space or a place to learn in. In Filipino, Sala also means living room.

Ekāgratā Śālā offers a comfortable space for you to practice and focus on your yoga.

525 Country Club Dr. Ayala Alabang Village

Karen Sumcio [ekagratasala@gmail.com]

09178436111

9. Vinyasa Yoga Center *New!!!! –

Mailing Address *22nd floor Palm Garden Spa Strata 100 Bldg. Felix Ortigas Rd. Ortigas Center, Pasig City

email address  yogacenter06@yahoo.com

Land Line : call us @ +(63 2) 232-9189 / +(63 2) 637-9003

For more info txt or call us on this mobile numbers +63(915) 292-0989 / +63(920) 947-5915

10. SHAKTI YOGA NEW!!!

280 Santo Domingo Subd. Mayapa Calamba City

Humana Wellness building, Santa Rosa Laguna

+639185539698/+6349 834 2446

eMAIL: Shakti_yogini@me.com

11. Prana Yoga – Vinyasa

Estrella Cor Amapola Streets Guadalupe Viejo, Metro Manila Philippines

Contact Person:
Ms. Ina Sibug
Email: inasibug@yahoo.com
Mobile: 0920-9019228
 

2nd Floor Commerce Center

Commerce Ave., Filinvest

Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila

Philippines 1780

(02) 846-5496
 
 13. Yoga Flow Alabang
Upper Level, Casa Susana, Alabang Commercial Center
Madrigal Avenue, Alabang
0917-814-26-98
 
14. Yoga+
Unit 1102 Fort Legend Towers 3rd Ave. cor. 31st Street, Global City, Taguig
Tel No:             +63-2-238-2768      
Mobile No:     +63-917-808-3957       
Email: info@yogaplus.ph
Facebook: facebook.com/yogaplusph
Twitter: twitter.com/yogaplusph
 
 

Going back to D HOT room

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So it’s final, 3 days of pain and discomfort on my right rotator cap means I need to go back to YOGA. Its been 8 months of 0 practice and I need it to heal and be my therapy for my shoulder. I cant see myself not punching anything so might as well start the healing process- who knows, my heart and spirit gets healed as well. I just trust that yoga provides so much practice on serenity physically and spiritually:)

I think ill join bikram yoga alabang on wednesday. Do the unlimited weekly and then decide from there. I so want to go back to bliss makati but they moved to jupiter and i fear driving there to find no parking:-( so alabang it is!

BYA

Going back to blogging

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I have not written for a while. Returned to boxing and muay thai for a while. Doing a marathon in 37 days and I so need to do yoga for that stretching I need. By the way, there’s BIKRAM YOGA ALABANG that just opened late this year. You can check out their facebook page:

BIKRAM YOGA ALABANG

What is Ashtanga Yoga?

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The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit root yug, which means “to yoke or harness,” as in the yoking and uniting of mind and body, and of individual and universal consciousness. Hatha yoga (“forceful yoga”) refers to a vast area of doctrines and practices concerned with harnessing the current of life force (prana) circulating throughout the human body. Focusing this innate life force and preventing its dissipation are said to awaken the body’s dormant psychospiritual energy. This body‐oriented approach to transcendence involves cleansing practices, postures, and breath control.
Ashtanga Yoga is the name given to the system of hatha yoga currently taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, a renowned Sanskrit scholar and yogi in Mysore, India. However, the historical definition of ashtanga yoga is “eight‐limbed yoga, ” as originally outlined by the sage Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. Written between 400 and 200 B.C., the Yoga Sutras is the primary text of the science of classical yoga in which Patanjali collated and systemized existing techniques and knowledge of yoga.
Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois began with the rediscovery, early in this century, of the Yoga Korunta, an ancient manuscript describing a unique system of hatha yoga practiced and created by the ancient sage Vamana Rishi. Under the direction of his guru Sri T. Krishnamacharya, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois helped decipher and collate this system of practicing asana (postures). Entrusted with preserving, refining, and teaching the system of yoga described in the Yoga Korunta, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois named this system “Ashtanga Yoga,” believing it to be the original asana practice as intended by Patanjali.
The Yoga Korunta emphasizes vinyasa, (meaning “breath‐synchronized movement” ), a method of synchronizing progressive series of postures with a specific breathing technique (ujjayi pranayama)—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.
On a practical level, the vinyasa concept of continuous flow aids the practitioner in integrating the eight limbs of yoga described by Patanjali. Movement through postures (asana) purifies the physical body, while mastery and refinement of the breath (pranayama) through concentration (dharana) quiets the senses (pratyahara), preparing the practitioner for meditation (dhyana) and eventually, samadhi, the union of the soul with the divine. A balanced asana practice rests on ethical behavior (yama) and self‐discipline (niyama). Under the guidance of a qualified ashtanga instructor, the practitioner properly can begin to cultivate the eight limbs.
In Ashtanga Yoga, the first of six sequences of postures, or “series,” is commonly called the Primary Series, or yoga chikitsa (yoga therapy). Practice of the Primary Series is designed to cleanse and purify the internal organs of the body through prevention of the accumulation of waste products. Each asana has specific benefits. For example, forward‐bending asanas are helpful in toning the internal organs of the abdomen and relieving constipation. The Second Series focuses on back‐bending postures, and the remaining four series are very advanced. The Ashtanga Yoga system places equal emphasis on strength, flexibility, and stamina.
‐‐Source: Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute

The Perfect Downward Dog

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I read this online from howdididoit.com… It’s great!

It may not come as naturally for people, but you can learn to master the downward dog yoga pose!It’s happened to just about everyone: you’re in a yoga class or watching your new Bikram yoga DVD, and it’s time for downward dog pose. Simply watching some yoga poses is enough to make you wince, but you figure that down facing dog can’t be too painful.

But after about five seconds of shaking wrists and hands that keep slipping off your yoga mat, you realize that it’s not as easy as it looks.

Still, downward dog is worth learning. It tones and strengthens your entire body and can also help to alleviate back pain. It’s also one of the most common yoga positions you’ll see in classes and DVDs, so it’s worth learning how to do it right.

A perfect downward dog is within your reach if you follow these simple tips. Try implementing them one at a time and watch your down facing dog gradually improve.

1.Start on your hands and knees. Your knees should be right below your hips, and your hands should be just above your shoulders with your fingers spread out. Curl your toes under.
2.When you exhale, lift your knees up off the floor. At first, your leg muscles will probably be tight, so don’t force the pose right away. If your heels don’t naturally drop toward the floor, or if the pose feels tight, slowly “walk” your legs. Keep your feet still, but alternately bend and straighten each leg like you’re walking in place. After a few stretches, you should feel much looser. If your heels still don’t touch the floor, you can put a rolled up towel under them. And if you’re a beginner, there’s no shame in learning the pose with bent knees and straightening them when you’re ready.
3.Push your thighs back and straighten your knees without locking them (again, the rolled towel trick can help you with this until you have the hang of it).
4.Let your head hang between your straight arms, or if it’s more comfortable, look at your belly button. It’s tempting to let your shoulders hunch up toward your ears, but the position is much more comfortable if you pull them down. Concentrate on maintaining a long neck. Again, if you’re a beginner, you can put a block under your head for support, although some people don’t find that very comfortable. Also, rotating your upper arms out can help to release the tension in your shoulders.
5.One problem that many people experience is slippery or shaky hands. Generally, this is caused by not shifting your weight far back enough. Try lifting your pelvis a little higher, causing a slight arch in your lower back. This will move your center of gravity backwards, helping to keep your hands still.
6.As with all yoga positions, don’t forget to breathe!
7.To come out of down facing dog, bend your knees toward the floor and come back to a kneeling position.

Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Manila-January!!

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One of my teachers in Bliss Yoga Manila, CIndy Ya will conduct a 200 hr teacher training course for Yoga in January 2010. I believe the eraly bird rate is just Php 115,000. For more information please call BLISS YOGA MANILA.

What is YOGA?

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Yoga (Sanskrit, Pāli: योग yóga) refers to traditional physical and mental disciplines originating in India.[1] The word is associated with meditative practices in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.[2][3][4] In Hinduism, it also refers to one of the six orthodox (āstika) schools of Hindu philosophy, and to the goal toward which that school directs its practices.[5][6] In Jainism it refers to the sum total of all activities—mental, verbal and physical.

Major branches of yoga in Hindu philosophy include Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, and Hatha Yoga.[7][8][9] Raja Yoga, compiled in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and known simply as yoga in the context of Hindu philosophy, is part of the Samkhya tradition.[10] Many other Hindu texts discuss aspects of yoga, including Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Shiva Samhita and various Tantras.

The Sanskrit word yoga has many meanings,[11] and is derived from the Sanskrit root “yuj,” meaning “to control,” “to yoke” or “to unite.”[12] Translations include “joining,” “uniting,” “union,” “conjunction,” and “means.”[13][14][15] Outside India, the term yoga is typically associated with Hatha Yoga and its asanas (postures) or as a form of exercise. Someone who practices yoga or follows the yoga philosophy is called a yogi or yogini

Yoga Studios In Manila

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1. Bikram Yoga Manila – first officially sanctioned  Bikram in Manila. Two studios located in Makati and Quezon City.

QUEZON CITY

5/F CKB Centrre

203 Tomas Morato Ave.
Quezon City

Telephone Nos.(+63 2) 376-4632 or 415 – 8910

E-mail   info@bikramyogamanila.com

15/F, 88 Corporate Center
141 Valero Street corner Sedeño Streets
Salcedo Village, Makati City 1227

2.Ananda Marga – prides on teaching yoga in Manila since 1967. Offers course consisting of 8 sessions and cost Php 2,500, including a book and CD. Drop-ins are Php350. 50% discount for students.

46 Maamo St.
Sikatuna Village
Quezon City
1101 Metro Manila

Airmen’s Village,

Pulang Lupa, Las Piñas
Tel.: 02 924 6068
Mobile: 0929 541 9501

info@yogainmanila.org

3. Yoga Manila -Dedicated to the study and practice of yoga, we offer classes (Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Pre-Post Natal Yoga, Slow Flow, Vinyasa and Yoga Ed Kids), courses and workshops. Studios: Alabang, Rockwell, Makati, Greenhills.

Makati Studio
Greenbelt Mansion, Unit 506, Perea St, Legaspi Village, Makati City
Ortigas Studio
Chi Spa, EDSA Shangri-la, Manila, 01 Gardenway, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
Alabang Studio
405 Bougainvilla corner Sanggumay, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City
Rockwell Studio
Joya Gym, 3rd flr , Joya North Tower, Plaza Drive, Rockwell
info@yogamanila.com
SMS: +63917.522.YOGA(9642)

4. Iyengar Yoga – The Iyengar Yoga Center Manila is a space dedicated to the practice and methods of our Guru, BKS    Iyengar.

21/F LKG Tower, Ayala Ave. Makati City

For further inquiries please email us at info@iyengaryogamanila.com or contact us at (02)753-4495 or (0917) 535-9711.

5. Pulse Yoga – The benefits of yoga are determined by our dedication to practice and our expectations. Many people are attracted to yoga practice initially for the physical benefits, which are innumerable, but realize over time that yoga has improved their lives. For those seeking exercise or stress relief, there is nothing better than yoga.

pulse studio greenhills
23 Florida Street, Greenhills
1501 Mandaluyong City, Philippines
+632 7217900
+63917 84PULSE

pulse studio makati
2289 UPRC III Building, Pasong Tamo Ext.
1231 Makati City, Philippines
+632 4684165
+63917 83PULSE

info@pulse-yoga.com

6. Yoga Philippines -A life changing place where you will rejoice in every class, which is solemnly made to nourish the body, mind and spirit.  A space that is transformed to achieve the warm feel of a home environment, to help you uncover the gift of yoga practice. A Center which is perfect for all who are searching  for conventional and traditional learning for a very reasonable price

email: info@yogaphilippines.ph

cellphone: +63917-500YOGA(9642)

landline: (632)2119158

Address: Lot 19 Blk 20 Greenwich St Hillsborough, Alabang Village, Muntinlupa

7.Bliss Yoga – A sophisticated and serene studio has just arrived in the heart of Makati. Located in the Penthouse (28th Floor) of the Trident Tower, Bliss Yoga offers classes to help strengthen your body, soften your heart, and clarify your mind.

(My personal favorite!) I enrolled last week for their unlimited monthly. I think if you are someone without any YOGA BACKGROUND, this is the place to be. As the teachers are open in assisting new faces, giving modified poses and the place is just like a second home. The rooms don’t look like a dance studio, it’s like a large serene room. The students too are just full of spirit, eager to get committed and offer their session to their own causes. You only need to bring yourself since they offer towels, hand towels, yoga mat and water. They even have a cafe lounge that offers vegan and fresh fruit shakes, HEALTHY!

28/F of Trident Tower Penthouse

312 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue

Makati City, Manila

Direct Line: (63 2) 753 1954

Mobile: 0926 711 7462

It’s right at the back of RCBC Plaza… The green Tower…

8. EkagratasalaNew!!!

Ekāgratā Śālā is a home based yoga space in Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa, Philippines.

Ekāgratā in Sanskrit means one-pointedness or concentration. And Śālā (shala) in Sanskrit means space or a place to learn in. In Filipino, Sala also means living room.

Ekāgratā Śālā offers a comfortable space for you to practice and focus on your yoga.

525 Country Club Dr. Ayala Alabang Village

Karen Sumcio [ekagratasala@gmail.com]

09178436111

9. Vinyasa Yoga Center *New!!!! –

Mailing Address *22nd floor Palm Garden Spa Strata 100 Bldg. Felix Ortigas Rd. Ortigas Center, Pasig City

email address  yogacenter06@yahoo.com

Land Line : call us @ +(63 2) 232-9189 / +(63 2) 637-9003

For more info txt or call us on this mobile numbers +63(915) 292-0989 / +63(920) 947-5915

10. SHAKTI YOGA NEW!!!

280 Santo Domingo Subd. Mayapa Calamba City

Humana Wellness building, Santa Rosa Laguna

+639185539698/+6349 834 2446

eMAIL: Shakti_yogini@me.com

11. Prana Yoga – Vinyasa

Estrella Cor Amapola Streets Guadalupe Viejo, Metro Manila Philippines

Contact Person:
Ms. Ina Sibug
Email: inasibug@yahoo.com
Mobile: 0920-9019228
 

2nd Floor Commerce Center

Commerce Ave., Filinvest

Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila

Philippines 1780

(02) 846-5496

Journey:Yoga

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I think about 6 months ago, I wanted to try YOGA. I ran in some marathons, did boxing for almost 6 years now and a platinum member of Fitness First. I researched about yoga, looked for studios and since I used to work in Alabang (graveyard shift), I only had one studio in Ayala Alabang that I can enroll in. I never did, but things changed and I moved to a new work in Makati and started working the regular shift! With this new work, 2009 did not end with out introducing me to my new journey in life through YOGA.