Theresa Dela Cruz
Theresa, in addition to your yoga practice, what else do you enjoy?
I also enjoy running, hiking, dancing, eating and working out. I love and enjoyed every minute I spent with my family, friends and most especially with my kids.
Tell us about your yoga journey.
I’ve been taking different styles of yoga at the gym but not religiously. I discovered Bikram by stumbling upon BY’s ‘30 for 30’ challenge. I remember coming out of my very first class, it felt like I was floating and calm, and since then I just couldn’t stop coming here. I’ve also started taking flow and yin yoga at BY.
What are the physical things you get from yoga?
My body has become stronger, flexible, toned and able to manage my chronic aches and pains. My mind is a little bit more in focus. I’m learning to breathe better which I can also incorporate with my other workout like running and hiking. I used to get sick like every other week and since yoga and specially Bikram yoga, I’m rarely sick now. Yoga also helps me sleeps better at night.
How has yoga impacted your life?
I used to be always on the go always in a rush. I found my “me time” at yoga. Yoga had helped me to relax and it cultivates the serenity that I need when facing challenges in life, shifts my mindset and focus on what matters in life.
What advice do you have for the new students?
I encourage the new students to give time to adjust specially to the heat and stay in the room. Don’t give up right away. Keep breathing and just focus on you.