You don’t have to wait for a special occasion, like International Yoga Day every June 21, to start practising yoga. With its wide range of benefits, from physical to spiritual, factoring its low impact, meditative and strengthening principles, it is suitable for daily life. It is also a great exercise for any body, as demonstrated by seasoned yogis, Lim Lay Gaik and Sandra Woo. For the uninitiated, yoga can seem intimidating, but like everything else, it’s important to establish the foundations to a safe and efficient practice. Lay Gaik and Sandra show and tell 5 poses that invite energy and mobility, as told in their own words.
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Lim Lay Gaik
Lay Gaik has almost 20 years of yoga practice under her belt, and at the age of 56, she is a senior among her peers. Yoga has helped her be calm and in control of her emotions, as well as her fountain of youth. She shows us 5 moves to help release tension and anxiety, and aid in blood circulation—an ideal ritual to start the day.