Flow Yoga at StudioW Sweaty but Rewarding

Posted by jean on 05 May 09

It had been quite a while since I last attended yoga class. And so I looked forward to the Flow Yoga class at Studio W in Kota Damansara with mixed feelings. While I was eager to stretch out all the kinks in my shoulders and back, I was a little worried I would be bedridden the next day with body aches.

Thankfully, the class started gradually with stretches and simple movements to warm up the body before Roslin, the instructor, led us to more advanced poses. We went through a series of postures – the downward dog, the cobra, the crow, the camel and the cat pose. Yes, you will probably know that quite a number of asanas (poses) are named after animals.

This is because a lot of yoga poses were created after observing the natural behaviour of animals such as how a cat arches its body when it stretches. Or the downward dog, which the picture below illustrates.


It was good that Roslin usually gave several options during the more difficult poses. Those who were advanced could opt to perform the full pose while the beginners could hold a simpler version of the pose, for example, by bending the knees or only lifting a leg halfway up.

It is always important to know the limitations of our bodies so that we don’t overexert or injure ourselves. In my case, I found that every time I bent over while performing the downward dog, I felt a pang of headache. After class, during consultation with Roslin, I discovered that it was my low blood pressure that caused the headaches and was advised to keep my head higher off the ground to reduce these symptoms.

By the end of the one-hour session, I was drenched in sweat and my legs were trembling from the exercises, but my body felt really good and light. And surprisingly, although I did have a few aches here and there the next morning, I hopped right out of bed feeling fully rejuvenated and raring to go.

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2 comments for “Flow Yoga at StudioW Sweaty but Rewarding”

Elina Lee:

Hi Jean, I am thinking to have some exercise or yoga because i am fat and not really into any healthy way of living. But somehow, i having problems with my back and doctor advised no gym type and running, etc allowed which will increased the pains. So i am thinking of other ways, and heard yoga in KT. where is it the yoga in Kota Damansara? will it be costly as i not making good salary.

Looking forward.

September 25th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

Hi Elina,
Yoga is a really good exercise to improve your health. However, it would be best to consult your doctor on what exercises are suitable for you. Even in yoga, you would need to know your limits so that you do not injure yourself.
Studio W is a women’s only studio that offers yoga classes in Kota Damansara. The details are as follows:
Studio W
16-3, Jalan PJU 5/17 Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara 47810, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: Intan at 012-324 5144 or via email: intan@studiow.com.my, or visit their website at http://www.studiow.com.my.

Do remember to inform the yoga instructor of your health problems before starting any lessons. Also it would be wise to consult your doctor’s opinion beforehand.

September 29th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

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