Abbysan Yoga & Wellness has been at Phuket Boat Lagoon, for some 3 years, as of June 2020 and that was when, I actually went to Abbysan Yoga, to view the wellness center and to meet Mr. Abhishek.
Why and what drove me up the 3 floors, walking some 45 steps to Abbysan Yoga? Way back in 1995, I had a back injury (carrying some heavy boxes), somewhere between my L4 and L5. Having visited a number of surgeons and numerous physiotherapists, the problem (pain) still existed for some 25 years. Doctors advised no surgery but to go for physio treatments. For some 15-years before moving to Phuket, I was on steroid jabs, which I take between 2 or 3 times a year. Having been in Phuket since 2016, I used to visit a physio center here, at least once, in 2-3 months. Since early 2020, my visit to the physio center became quite regular, at least twice a month. This was quite irritating when the pain gets into you, at odd hours and makes your daily routine very uncomfortable.
That was in June 2020 that I happened to notice a banner, that Abbysan Yoga has treatments for ‘Back Pain’. I decided to give one last try, to see whether this will be the last resort to cure my back pain. After consultation with Mr. Abhishek, I started my Pilates in July 2020. I was advised to have 3-sessions in a week for the first 3-months. My first 3 months were from July until September 2020. From September 2020, I had 2-sessions a week, until now (February 2021). I have been undergoing my Pilates and some yoga sessions now, for some 8-months.
My first 2 months of training with Mr. Abhishek was not easy at all. I had not done any form of exercise or sports for some 25 years and it was like getting me into a drum filled with WD-40, to loosen my muscles, veins, and all body system. But, I wanted to see improvements in my back pain, which gradually lessened. Once a while, the pain gets back but I was given methods of exercise to overcome the pain.
From month 3, I started seeing improvements in my energy level and body stamina. In addition to the 3-sessions a week, I got myself into cycling, as an added exercise. Started in September 2020, I started cycling 20 to 30km, between 2-3 times a week. Previously I used to cycle 10-15km in an hour’s time but now I could do 20-25km in the same time-frame.
One lesson that I learned, training with Mr. Abhishek, you have to concentrate and follow, what is taught. Never take short-cuts or ‘cheat’ yourself. Completing a 60-minute session, without your personal effort, takes one nowhere. Also, be prepared, the 60-minute session that you do the core-training, when you are tired, he gives you a short break (I mean a real short break of between 10-15 seconds) but you need to complete each session. That’s when you get to see the results.