In Yoga with Tampines MINDS we aim to help people with intellectual disabilities by teaching them simple but effective yoga to help them increase their focus and feel happy. I chose to do this service because I enjoy yoga myself; Yoga really calms me down and helps me bring my focus together while also relieving aches and pains in the body from strain. I have been doing yoga for 4 years and it has taught me how to keep healthy in a relaxed way. For example, every morning I usually do the Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) to wake my body up and feel more active. The Surya Namaskar also helps increase your metabolism so you remain healthy.
I wanted to do this service because I enjoy seeing yoga benefit others as well as myself. Yoga is very calming for me and it has helped me with many of my health problems. I joined this service because I want to share my experience with others and help them benefit through yoga. I have previously helped teach and assist elderly people yoga at an old age home in Hong Kong and it felt great to put a smile on their faces, I really enjoyed it.