Yoga – crow pose

crow-tara stilesSource: Tara Stiles

Arm balances have always been the bane of my yoga life. I couldn’t get into crow pose (pictured above) or do chaturanga, which is like a yoga push-up. I thought I didn’t have the arm strength. It was only until recently did I realise that I did indeed have the strength to do these things. It was a matter of technique – I was taught by Alicia how to shift my weight forward to get the balancing sweet spot.

On the other hand, my friend Barbara has always been very good at arm balances. Here is her crow pose. The difference between hers and Tara Stiles above is that her calves are not lifted as high.

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Power yoga class at Yoga Movement

I tricked my friend into joining a yoga class with me yesterday.

We had been to yoga before. A year ago, I convinced him to try out Hot Yoga with me at True Yoga. I managed to get a one-week pass for him. Not only did we not complete the class, it was the first and only class in the entire week he attended.

There was a lot of sweating and slipping on the mat. There was no flow to the series, just a bunch of strange static movements that weren’t necessarily yoga poses. Needless to say, he didn’t enjoy the experience very much.

Since then, I have learnt my lesson. No more hot yoga for him. Singapore was humid enough.

So it was with some apprehension that I sent him an email asking him to accompany me to Yoga Movement. It was going to be my first time there and I needed company, pretty please.

“Not a hot class!” I added in the email.

Yoga Movement has two outlets. We went to the older one at Carpenter Street, which was located just across The Central and close to Clarke Quay MRT. Service was great. We were supposed to arrive 15 minutes before class but we got lost looking for the entrance. We actually received a call from the receptionist asking if we were still attending the class as they were waiting for us. The big yoga studios would never call you asking where you were! Continue reading Power yoga class at Yoga Movement