How positively you start your day, and with consistency, can change your life, advises Jojo Struys. That is ace advice coming from the founder of Ohanajo Studio, the largest yoga and sound healing space in Malaysia.
Here, she shares tips on how to improve one’s wellbeing during the pandemic.
How have you adapted to the new normal?
I have learnt so much more about the wonders and challenges of being online. It makes the world feel connected somehow, no matter where you are. At the same time, human connection is priceless so we have opened our doors again. We are now both on ground and online.
What are the biggest lessons you learnt during the pandemic?
Stay flexible. Adapt to whatever is coming your way. Do not fear change. Embrace it. Let go of any fear you have and get out from your comfort zone.
In what ways are yoga and sound healing beneficial?
We are more of a healing space so people seek us out if they are having stress and anxiety or they simply want more “me-time” or relaxation. We offer yoga, sound healing and meditation, with some sessions even getting you to journal your emotions so you know what’s really going on within you.
Many people have accessed different states of inner peace, self-awareness or relaxation through our uniquely therapeutic sessions.
Sometimes, people get a completely different perspective on their lives from their own meditation, which can be very healing and insightful.
Our classes can help to calm and clear the mind, with some sessions also focused on achieving better quality sleep at night, or tools to release your daily stress.
What are your plans for the rest of 2021?
We are about to launch an online platform to help people with their stress, anxiety and sleep issues. We are also rolling out masterclasses and an online academy for one’s personal and spiritual growth and overall wellbeing.
What advice would you give to young people who want to follow in your footsteps?
Follow your heart and believe in what you put your energy into, because energy is everything. Be authentic. Do what you love and love what you do.
Can you provide tips on how we can improve our wellbeing in these uncertain times?
Practice gratitude every day. Focus on what you have rather than what you don’t have. Find ways to be more present whether it’s through movement or meditation. Let go of the past because it robs you of a present moment. Develop a morning regimen. How positively you start your day, and with consistency, can change your life.