8 Reasons Why Manila Is Becoming Nirvana For Yoga

8 Reasons Why Manila Is Becoming Nirvana For Yoga

 

Gone are the days when one envisions a yogi as a holy contortionist in a loin cloth seated in a lotus position. Manila yogis come in all forms from the lawyer in a courtroom, the soccer mom who just took her kids to school, the MMA fighter in your gym, the senior golfer who would like to perfect his swing to the full time certified yoga teacher. With this ancient Indian tradition’s practice and benefits slowly but steadfastly being revealed for everyone, Manila is steadily becoming a yoga destination. We live in an amazing time and place where we could all get our yoga groove OM.

 

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8 Reasons Why Manila Is Becoming Nirvana For Yoga

 

8. Yoga Shalas Abound

From north to south, one need not look far to find a yoga class that would fit a seeker’s need. We have yoga shalas in practically all parts of the metro with some areas even having several studios within walking distance of each other. Not only do they offer the amenities and facilities that would assist and inspire a deeper practice, some have more than one room so as to hold multiple classes at the same time and even have several branches allowing for convenience to the mobile yogi. Examples are Yoga+, Urban Ashram Manila, Bliss Yoga, I Go Beyond Yoga and Yoga Manila.

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7. Plethora Of Styles

Most studios offer several styles of yoga spread over several classes throughout the day. There really are so many to choose from. There’s the high energy of Ashtanga and Power, the physicality of Hatha and Bikram, the beautiful flow of Vinyasa, the synergy of Jivamukti, the chakra opening Kundalini, the meditative Yin to Kids and Pre-Natal Yoga, and many, many more.

 

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6. Yoga Seminars

Not quite the normal class, and not as intensive as a teacher training course, seminars are attended by yogins and yoginis to refine and augment what is learned in the practice. The art and science of centering oneself through the performance of a physical yoga posture known as an asana is a journey in itself, and the smallest details and refinements sometimes make the most profound realizations, which is what seminars focus on. Most yoga studios set dates to invite experts from all over the world to help Filipino yogis bring out the best in their practice, and more often than not, there is a waitlist just to attend.

 

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