Yoga for the Inner Athlete
Sunday Mornings at 8 am
ZenRock Fitness is proud to offer a second, more physically demanding, yoga class on Sunday mornings. The 60-minute sessions start at 8:00 am. This class will appeal to both the athlete & yogi within, as it blends both the hard and soft aspects of yoga.
Q: How will this class differ from the current class?
A: The 9:30am class focuses on stretching and stress reduction. We should call it Yoga for Stress Reduction or The Yoga Experience. The 8:00am class highlights concentration, endurance and building strength.
Q: Sounds like Power Yoga, how will it differ?
A: Typical Power Yoga spends 90 minutes in a hot room. If you’ve ever attended a class, you’ll find that the pace is fairly quick. If not done correctly, before you know it, breath control and good form is lost in an effort to keep up with the instruction.
Yoga for the Inner Athlete could be thought of as a prerequisite class for Power Yoga. Rather than performing the handstand or headstand, we’ll do the prep instead. We will focus on developing the strength that is needed at the point of liftoff, without actually lifting off. We’ll practice developing the control that is needed to keep up in a power yoga class.
Q: I have a hard time doing a push-up, will there be many?
A: I had a hard time doing a push-up when I started too. Chaturanga Dandasana is a fundamental posture for building the strength that is needed for most arm balances We will find a balance between work, and play, when it comes to push-ups.
Q: Will there be arm balances?
A: Yes. Fundamentally, when you perform an arm balance you can either do so using; strength or finesse. We’ll focus on learning the difference and approaching on the finesse path.
Q: Will there be any stretching?
A: Absolutely! Expect the stretching to involve work. If the posture can be performed standing rather than sitting or lying down, well, we’ll find a way to practice the upright version.
Q: How can you do core work without lying down?
A: You will be pleasantly surprised!
Q: When is the first class?
A: November 1st.
This class will encourage you to push yourself deeper into your practice while discouraging competing against yourself or others. If we do a series of movements that get you winded after two or three, you will be expected to honor your own abilities and retreat to the suggested resting posture. Each class will change and evolve in order to adequately cover the abilities of the practitioners.
Bring a goal posture. We’ll break it down and develop a path to getting there!