Many years ago I followed a friend to try out yoga in Singapore - which turned me off totally - couldn't do any of the poses! But when I visited Langkawi - a very laid back place to do yoga, I decided to give it another go.
After reading TA's reviews, I chose to learn with Dorothy - and wherever I went to on the island, sometimes I would mention I was going to learn yoga with her, and the general response was she's very patient, you'll like her class. So when the day came to meet Dorothy, it was with much anticipation. True enough, she was patient, very down-to-earth, in short, the right person to introduce me to yoga.
And six lessons later in a mix of one-to-one, with one other person, and in a larger group of 10 or so people who live and work on the island and who meet regularly, she brought me through a variety of poses, breathing techniques, and meditation sessions.
In the large group, I was lost in some of the poses/breathing skills but in the follow-up class which was one-to-one I got a better grasp of them.
We did yoga in a hotel gym, in Temple Tree, and just outside the Lighthouse Restaurant fronting the beach; the last one has a nice sea view but the flies were annoyingly ticklish and always landed on me whenever I was trying to keep still or do a pose!
Now at home, I try to follow what she has taught me, e.g. start with the correct way to breathe (we should do this all the time, but bad habits are hard to break), then yoga and end with meditation. But when you hear the traffic outside your window instead of her familiar voice "belly to rise, chest to expand" it's a lot harder. Maybe it's time to arrange another trip back to Langkawi...
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