Friday, October 12, 2012

Yogathon 2012 - My update !!




I am ecstatic as I write this post updating about my big day – Yogathon 2012. This is officially my first attempt at anything that involves a long-drawn-out training.

The task was 108 surya namaskar or sun salutations in an event organized by Fitness First Middle East to raise funds for Dubai Autism Centre. My guess was that I could comfortably do 50 sun salutations, but I was determined to give it my all.


As it turns out I managed 95.5 of those successfully and 0.5% of the routine I skipped in tying up my hair. Just 5 months of irregular yoga training have helped me supersede my expectations and that too for a good cause! 

 Even more pleasing was how little my inflexible husband managed to do and that towards the end he resorted to something that he always does when I am winning – running away! I meant literally around the park.

I am signing out with some pictures from today’s event.



The venue - Burj Park behind Dubai mall fountains
The team leading the Yogathon


The organiser and founder of Yogathon - Peewee Sanchez and my instructor too!! 



The very-kind and my favourite - Marcellene!


And toughest my toughest instructor - Bhama 

27 comments:

  1. Great attempt:) All the bset, Sangeeta:)

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  2. that's a cool attempt .....congo :D :D

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    1. Thank you Vinisha for the encouraging words :)

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  3. I like that .5. :-) But seriously this is amazing. I'm managing just 25 and had been so proud.. until now.

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    1. :) Tulika it was the atmosphere and people with their enthusiasm to do well that I could do so well at it !!

      And if I can then anyone can do it .. Believe me even you can :)

      Thank you so much for you lovely words of appreciation !!

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    1. It was ... one of a kind experience !!!

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  5. Sangeeta...Wonderful pics!! A very interesting tale you have brewed here!!! :-)))) I LIKES!!!!

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  6. Congrats..! Many such feet to you. You are such a kid :D

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  7. congrats --that is so interesting --and the pics are beautiful--and you so pretty :))

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    1. Thank you Rajni .. :) blush !! blush !!

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  8. that's fabulous and i know how it would be to reach 108... and CONGRATS for making 95.5... and surely a superb attempt sangeeta...

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    1. I would have loved to do that Madhavi but unfortunately .. some of them were really tough to follow .. maybe next year :)

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  9. I never heard such a thing as "yogathon"..we don't have that here in America :/. But it's interesting and congratulations!! Btw I'm new to your blog and find for some reason find we are similar in thoughts and feelings and do like to hear insight from other people and share my intake on it, if I have anything to comment on lol. It's funny though because we grew up in different countries, but consider to be part of a global world. Read some of your posts and posted my opinions on it like the Malayalam murder blog and also the annoying habits. Will be here once in a while to read your updates :)

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    1. Even for me yogathon is new and considering just 5 months and I have had the wonderful chance to experience this whole new side of me..

      I am really thankful for you taking time out and reading my ramblings !!

      Please do leave a name or ur email id next time :)

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  10. Great initiative. Unique too. Such projects would definitely make the world a better place! (sibi-cyberdiary)

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  11. Yogathon sounds so very interesting! 95.5 Surya namaskars... pretty impressive!!

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