Monthly Archives: December 2011

2012 Challenge: How to Surrender

This is a lesson I have been trying to learn for most of my life. I got into yoga because I needed a practice that would teach me to let go and be okay with the world despite the pain, … Continue reading

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Over the Rainbow

Another member of my mother’s immediate family has gone on, this time her older brother, my uncle Eddie. With him and my grandfather no longer with us, this Christmas would have to be the most challenging of all. But life … Continue reading

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It’s That Wonderful Time of the Year…When I Get Lazy

Parties, dinners with friends, shopping for gifts, last minute stuff that need to get done at work – these are all good excuses not to go to the studio, or even devote a few minutes a day for yoga practice … Continue reading

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Comfort and Hopefully Joy – Please Help

Christmas day is just around the corner and yet many Filipinos in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan in Mindanao island are wallowing in grief because of the recent flood. I sometimes wonder why these events happen, why … Continue reading

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Someone Will Show You How

That’s the lesson I learned the other day when I kept attempting – and failing – to bind during a twist. I couldn’t place my arm in the space between my folded leg so I just gave up and did … Continue reading

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Thank You for the Music (and Chants)

I don’t have an opinion regarding music playing in the background during yoga class. It doesn’t matter to me whether it’s there or not. (I do get uncomfortable when a pop song is played, though, because it can be distracting, … Continue reading

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Breathe and Let Go

Of all the challenges I face every day, this has got to be the toughest. For example, a not-so-polite email from someone at work could trigger unpleasant feelings in me that could stay for hours or even the whole day! … Continue reading

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