With the new year arrived, we all decide to take some good resolutions. You might have decided to include yoga in these. Here are a few ideas of resolution that will help you in your yoga practice.
1. Practice your yoga more often
Yoga is a matter of practice and regularity is one of the key factor to progress. Adding one session per week or every 2 weeks would be a very good step forward.
2. Sleep & rest
Often overlooked, the rest period is almost as important as the training period. As you get back in your practice, or even if you’re practicing intensely, you can focus more on the rest. Some “you” time to rest at home, some long nights to fully rest your body… Your yoga practice will benefit from this.
When you’re not practicing your asanas in Bangkok, you probably run away in some wonderful places of Thailand (and you’re absolutely right). It’s a fantastic opportunity to observe a yoga retreat. Thailand really developed many hotels and resorts around this concept to offer real and beneficial retreats. Koh Samui is a great place for your yoga vacations, here’s the best you can find there.
How to get to Koh Samui ?
Koh Samui is a beautiful island that you can reach from Bangkok easily with direct flights via Bangkok Airways or Thai Airways (from BKK airport). As the airport is private, they’re the only companies to propose these flights, and it’s a bit more expensive than usual low cost internal flights.
If you’re looking to save some dollars, you can alternatively access Koh Samui via Surat Thani. Both Air Asia and Nok Air offer full package including flights, bus and ferry to make you sure you optimise your travel time. It’s still a pretty long trip though, if you’re considering this option.
You might want to test Yoga Elements I reviewed here and that I consider one of the best yoga studio in Bangkok. Beside their very interesting newcomers offer (12 classes in 30 days for 2900thb), they’re now offering a new “low pace” offer. You can now access the club for 10 classes in 90 days for 4500thb. At 1500thb per month, it’s competitive if you’re also practicing at home or want to go slow. A direct competitor to Guavapass’ new offer.
You can check below all the offers available at Yoga Elements.
You might have seen the big billboards of the brand new Virgin Active in the Siam Discovery mall or in EmQuartier. Thing is Virgin is pushing and opening high class gym clubs in the fancy places for Bangkok fit seekers. But is that a decent offer for a yogi ?
Where to find these clubs ?
Virgin did a great work in investing in top class and practical spaces. Virgin Active is available in :
– Sathorn (Empire Tower)
– Phrom Phong (EmQuartier)
– Nonthaburi (CentralPlaza Westgate, near the new Purple Line MRT)
– Siam (Siam Discovery)
– LadPrao (Central Festival Eastville)
– Phloen Chit (Wireless Road)
This gives a very good opportunity to find one near your work or where you live.
You might have heard about Bikram Yoga. It’s very popular worldwide and became a yoga phenomenon. You can learn more about the history, Bikram Choudury and the global concept of Bikram on this page.
I wanted to share you here a dataviz summing up the main elements you need to know regarding Bikram.
I recently mentioned the Guavapass and how you could use it. The basic system was a “buffet” system with an all you can do classes, limited by the number of classes per school (3 per months). While this limit didn’t change much, Guavapass is now offering new options for people looking to test but who can’t commit to a daily yoga life.
You can now subscribe to a monthly fee as low as 1599thb for 4 courses. Another interesting plan is the 10 classes package for 3199thb (available for 3 months). See below :
If you’re interested into Guavapass in Bangkok, get your subscription here !
As you probably know, I tried many yoga studios in Bangkok. I’ve had the opportunity to take different courses of different kinds of yoga (hot yoga, vinyasa, hata yoga, yoga fly, etc) and today, i’m proposing my personal favorite so that you can check the Best yoga studios in Bangkok.
Disclaimer : I truly believe yoga is a personal path and that what spoke to me might be different than what you’re looking for. I tend to prefer smaller studios with a strong connection with the teacher. This is a very personal post and i’ll keep updating it if I believe some things have moved or if I discover another yoga studio that earns the place on the podium.
As I was in Phuket for the last holidays, I saw there were some opportunities to practice yoga on the island. As it’s quite big and that yoga is pretty well organised, I figured I could propose you a list of the best yoga studios of Phuket. Here we go, let’s do some yoga in Phuket !
Nutrition is fundamental for your life and for your life balance. Such as yoga, the nutrition will help your body to feel better and to ease a lot of pains. As you practice yoga, the nutrition will usually flow quite naturally as you will get more in touch with your feelings, your needs and you will tend to more natural and healthy food (at least, that’s what happened for me).
As you’re practicing, I propose to list here a few yoga snacks that you can easily buy or cook before or after your yoga session.
Yogatique is a quite new yoga studio located in a back soi of Sukhumvit 23, near Asoke BTS. Created by 2 farangs and nested under the roof of a small building, you can easily feel the homy atmosphere that Minh and Max are building in the studio.
As there are many yoga studios in town, Yogatique decided to offer some specific things such as a real approach of yoga for beginners (Yoga Virgins classes) and for older people in addition to a vast amount of courses that are more usual. Proposing many different styles of yoga, Yogatique let his teachers follow his own vibes and style and propose different practices atmospheres in the different courses.