The same way most people prefer mooncheese to regular cheese, so too do most people prefer bodies that can get you out of tight spots. Flex your form and arm yourself with limbs more nimble than a pool noodle with today’s Groupon: unlimited yoga for one month for R150 at Jai Yoga.
Taking your shoes off and leaving the world at the door, a calming yoga experience begins with a step in the right direction through the Jai Yoga doors. Adorned with an atmosphere of feel good vibrations, the studios mimic a cocoon-like centre of serenity in a bustling Cape Town CBD. Pure white on the inside, an abundance of light floods the interior and is amplified by high ceilings and calm-inducing crystal chandeliers. Enhancing these relaxing elements are a heated Sun yoga studio for hot yoga classes, a non-heated peaceful Moon yoga studio, breathtaking views of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head, and an aura of serenity. With all these peaceful powers, combined with the expertise of two yoga Yodas, the Jai Yoga space encourages inner healing and a connection between body and mind.
More than just an art that may or may not see you contort into something small enough to fit into a cabinet drawer, the benefits of yoga also include a fitter form and a body in total harmony. Offering a variety of yoga styles for beginners to advanced, you’re able to choose which suits your lifestyle best; meaning that even those types who can bend over backwards will have something to keep all other limbs busy. Take your pick from Vinyasa, Bikram, Ashtanga, pregnancy or kids yoga and deepen your understanding and fitness levels as you flex your way to wellbeing. By the end of your 30 days, you just might feel wiser, revitalised and equipped for any situation that would see you in a tight spot, both literally and mentally.
Flexi Fact: The youngest famous contortionist was a three year old boy named Jobe Yurri. With an obsession for climbing through wedding bands, people would often leave his house minus one item of jewellery.