“With yoga, I evolved into a ‘better’ person. I know it is a relative word, but it has trained my mind to listen better.”
Before yoga came along, Edrea had to be a perfectionist. It was a job requirement in the finance sector, which was not in line with her hyperactive nature. Therefore, you can probably understand why she couldn’t stand it and quit to become a full-time yoga teacher.
“If I didn’t do it then, I won’t have time to do it after,” the 28-year-old says, reminiscing the time when she juggled her finance job and yoga teacher training course. Balancing everything took its toll, so she made the decision to go with yoga in the end.
“With yoga, I evolved into a ‘better’ person. I know it is a relative word, but it has trained my mind to listen better. It is the one thing that has constantly helped heighten my senses and awareness – it’s a process I thoroughly enjoy,” continues Edrea.
Today, Edrea has learnt to deal with things as they occur, and with more composure. Her online store Shop Yog (pronounced “yoke”) aims to enrich the collective journey of yogis in Asia by offering comfortable and quality yoga apparel.
These apparel can also be found at The Yoga Loft, a three-month pop-up communal space Edrea started with her friends to help yoga teachers find a teaching space, and for beginners to embark on their yoga journeys.
If you’re a beginner who wants to take up yoga and experience how much it can heighten your senses, check out the poses Edrea recommends below!