Life can get the better of us sometimes and given how everything is expected to be done immediately and more nowadays, we find ourselves bummed out and drowning in stress. Given that we sometimes feel guilty for taking a break since our minds are focused on accomplishing so much in so little time, know that coping with stress is essential to boosting your productivity as an individual.
There are many ways you can cope with stress healthily but one of the most popular ones right now is through yoga. Yoga incorporates the physical with the mental, utilizing poses that aim to strengthen the body, improve balance and posture, and promote mental wellness. If you’re feeling particularly stressed, take the time to unwind with yoga by trying these top 5 places in the Philippines.
1. Surya Fitness and Yoga
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Surya Fitness and Yoga offers accessible yoga services for an affordable rate to those who wish to try it, making it easier for those with busy schedules. The yoga studio provides mats, a relaxing ambiance, and a gorgeous view of the Makati skyline. If you are a beginner, no need to worry, Surya Fitness and Yoga provides modifications for difficult moves.
All in all, based on reviews, Surya Fitness and Yoga provides a great sweat session experience that’ll help you relax and get stronger. Classes are offered once-thrice a day along with the twice a week pilates class session.
2. White Space Mind and Body Wellness Studio
White Space Mind and Body Wellness Studio is located at Regis Center along Katipunan Avenue, boasting floor-to-ceiling windows that give a very open vibe. The staff is described as warm and accommodating, however one-time sessions aren’t available. Yoga isn’t the only option White Space Mind and Body Wellness Studio offers, as it also has Meditation and Ballet for Adults which have separate fees. The yoga studio also provides mats and pillows.
Their hands-on instructors help each yoga practitioner dutifully, helping create a community where everyone belongs regardless of their level of expertise. White Space Mind and Body Wellness Studio provides seven different classes round the clock on weekdays, great for those looking for a little bit of variety to switch their routine up.
3. Rebel Yoga Manila
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Rebel Yoga Manila offers classes perhaps more suited for more advanced practitioners while still maintaining an open, friendly, and accepting style of instruction. Many recommend the Flow class which has a consistent flow, with the occasional adding of new steps in order to help practitioners perfect their form and movement, allowing them room for progression.
Located in Makati City, Rebel Yoga Manila is great for anyone who’s looking for a challenge through yoga, but especially perfect for more advanced practitioners who are in need of a great session.
4. Bliss Yoga
Bliss Yoga accepts walk ins provided you come 15 minutes before the class and while schedules are visible online, reservations are for members only. Bliss Yoga boasts a spacious room that comes with natural lighting that sets the perfect mood for any yoga practice. Amenities are complete though yoga mats come with a P50 rental fee. Snacks and workout attire can be purchased inside the studio.
One of the perks of Bliss Yoga is easy class scheduling but the classes can be quite intimidating for beginners. It offers five to seven classes on weekdays.
5. Yoga Manila
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Yoga Manila offers a luxurious yet affordable and welcoming experience for yoga practitioners of all levels. It also has a conducive, peaceful ambiance that allows clients to fully immerse themselves in the practice, coupled with soothing music and dimmed lights. If you’re a beginner, you needn’t worry! The instructors are hands-on and well-attuned to the human body, guiding you to the best form that is suited for your level to get you to make the most of the pose.
Located in EDSA Shangri-La and Ayala Alabang Village, Yoga Manila offers a holistic yoga experience that’s sure to treat the mind and body. The atmosphere, the instructors, the classes, and even their equipment such as blocks and pillows that help beginners slowly come into their form are all great factors to making the experience worthwhile. There isn’t a need to reserve a slot so most students can stop by anytime. Be mindful, however, that they only have one or two classes per-day.
Stress and weight gain/loss are more connected than most think. Stress can be a huge contributing factor to weight gain by way of hormones or through habits such as stress eating. Getting rid of stress is the key to a happier, healthier life and there are plenty of healthy ways to get rid of stress, yoga just being one of them. If you are looking for a way to improve your life in a holistic manner, be it weight loss, weight gain, or using weight loss medications, get in touch with a weight loss specialist and a registered nutritionist dietitian who can help you get your life back on track.