What would you do?

What would you do if you’re torn between doing what’s right for you and doing what’s right for others?

What would you do if you’ve lived all your life trying to please other people, but at the end of the day, they’re still not happy and they’re expecting more from you?

What would you do if you have given up your dreams and your happiness but still they can’t see all your effort and they’re telling you, you haven’t given enough?

What would you do when you reach the point wherein you realize that the things going on in your life are the things that you don’t want to happen in your life and you want something else?

What would you do if you’re stuck all your life and there’s this one opportunity for you to change everything, but in return, you have to drop all the things that you’ve been believing all your life?

What would you do?

A Friendship That Last

I am so happy right now. It’s been awhile since I had a guy friend, who totally understands me, respects me, and most of all, someone who’s not thinking of hitting on me.

Lately I was able to build a friendship with a guy. He’s not someone new since I’ve known him way back in 2011 or 12. However, it’s just now that we were able to talk with other and found out that we have a lot of things in common. There are numbers of things that we can share with each other without getting bored. We can laugh for hours and hours without realizing how fast time flies. It was like a match made in heaven, only that it’s not a romantic match up.

It feels great to be able to talk with someone who sees things differently from how I see them. It’s good to see a different point of view even if I don’t think that way. It’s more like a matter of widening my perspective in some topics under the sun.

Plus, it’s awesome to hangout with someone who loves music (more than I do). His music is very comforting and I enjoy singing with him even if I don’t have a beautiful voice. I just love seeing him play his instrument (it doesn’t matter what he uses).

I’m always looking forward being with him, talking to him, and creating with him. It’s like he’s one of the missing pieces in my life that I didn’t really know was missing until I found him. The kind of friendship that we have is so fulfilling and it makes me super happy. I’m wishing that it never ends.

Curiosity over Yin Yoga: What is it all about?

Weeks ago I have never heard of the so-called Yin Yoga. I just encountered this term in our Yoga class when our instructor decided to change our practice from Ashtanga Yoga to Yin Yoga for one session (He planned to alter the practices). Ashtanga Yoga is really very tiring and for me, the transition from one pose or asanas to another  is quick enough for me to lose balance at times (since I’m a newbie).

My curiosity level got higher because I have no idea about it, and I got scared when our instructor told us that in Yin Yoga, we have to hold the asanas longer compared to Ashtanga asanas -and we’re talking about MINUTES here guys. Minutes!

So what is Yin Yoga all about?

Based on my experience, Yin Yoga is a bit slow-paced compared to Ashtanga. For Ashtanga, you only have to hold the asanas for 5 breathing and you have to switch to another asanas. As for Yin, it’s different because you have to hold the asanas for around 5 minutes or longer, I can’t really tell how long exactly because it’s our instructor who’s taking note of the time. For me, Yin Yoga is more relaxing than Ashtanga. I really find Ashtanga aggressive, especially for newbies like me.

Basically, Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues like the ligament and the tendons in the pelvic area, lower back, and the hips. According to our instructor, Yin Yoga strongly focuses in the middle part of the body. And because the time allotted for each pose is longer, it actually promotes good energy circulation, and the series of poses are designed to trigger the internal parts of body, such as the liver, kidney, etc. Yin Yoga also promotes patience to those who practice it because the time allotted for each pose is longer compared to other kinds of Yoga.

This kind of Yoga is also advisable to those who have very stiff muscles because it promotes flexibility. However, since this kind of Yoga is not as invigorating as the other practices, it is advisable to practice Yin Yoga in a warmer room temperature. Yin Yoga takes longer time to rise the body temperature, that’s why it’s best to be in a room with higher temperature.

And to take note:

This Yoga didn’t start in India. Where do you think it started? But of course, in CHINA! Where else?

Aside from those stuff, I don’t know anything else about Yin Yoga.

Well, Maybe I do know another thing… it made me fall asleep! 😛

Oh well… Namaste!