Baan Chang Elephant Park Part 2: How To Train An Elephant (Or Try At Least)
After an awesome first day at Baan Chang, it was time for the “main event”!
Time to train, trek and bathe with the elephaaaaants!! Gaaahh!
Now, I was wary about joining just any mahout training course because the last thing I wanted to do was help fund the inhumane treatment of elephants (similar to Mali’s case).
So, I tried to research as much as I could online, and I also wanted to talk to the Baan Chang tour coordinator in person to express my concern for the elephants’ well-being, and well, my power as a blogger (albeit not a super popular one, but still) to expose malicious acts to my readers. But you’ll never really know what they will be like until you get there.
My Yoga Beginnings with Ananda Marga Yoga in Manila
I’ve been interested in yoga for as long as I can remember, but with the steep price of yoga classes in most of Metro Manila, I couldn’t maintain yoga practice, given my spending priorities (i.e. travel).
My previous attempts / ideas on starting my yoga practice
I resorted to subscribing to online yoga journals, and reading up on yoga poses, but there is only so much you can do without proper guidance or instruction.
Because of that, I jumped at all possible chances to get trial yoga sessions, and waited for deals on group-buying sites, but again, this wasn’t a sustainable way to develop my practice.