12 February 2008
this love makes me feel invincible!
you know how when you're in love and you feel like you can do anything? yung pakiramdam na kahit anong challenge, kahit anong problema, kahit anong pahirap, kayang kaya mong harapin?
this love makes me happy..
you know how when you think about love, then you have this stupid, smug smile on your face na di mo mabura-bura at medyo nahihiya kang humarap sa tao kasi nakangiti kang mag-isa? that feeling that you are so excited to encounter this love over and over again?
this love gives me peace.
maybe it comes with age, maybe it comes with experience, or maybe it comes with this kind of love. i have never been more peaceful in my life.. or at least i have never found myself in this state, that despite being in the midst of chaos, it is easy to go back to my peace.
is bikram yoga.
its my new sport!! well, fairly new, i've taken a couple of regular yoga sessions since early last year, but for bikram, i started attending classes since november last year, and i am really loving every minute of it! it helps that i take the class with my sister aissa, and the yoga instructor is my friend pye. i love it!
its great exercise. i had no idea kaya pala ng tao na mapawisan ng ganun katindi! it detoxifies unlike any other activity or treatment i've been through. in class, you really feel like you're going to pass out and die, but when you do get through it, you feel so proud of yourself that your body is capable of doing all those poses and you discover strength you never knew you had.
bikram yoga has also has taught me things about myself that help me grow physically, mentally, emotionally. in class, the instructor just talks and talks and talks for an hour and a half non-stop, pushing you to your limits, guiding you step by step on what you have to do. what i love about it is the fact that you have to be 100% focused on getting through the poses. you put away any negative thoughts, or any other thought for that matter, you just have to focus on what you have to do at the moment. an hour and a half of deep meditation and focusing on nothing else but yourself is a great escape from the sometimes-chaotic-and-toxic-life we have.
pye said this one line in class once that stuck with me and my sister, as a sort of mantra in life, and not just for yoga class..
"do not let anyone, or anything, take away your peace."
isn't that an amazing thought?
this is love talaga. i love this nike campaign!! i hope every woman, and man, who reads this finds an activity to love too. =p on that note, happy valentine's!!