One way to get fit is to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. Unfortunately, much like eating only one block of chocolate, it’s easier said than done. If panting up 12 flights of stairs or sneaking in a few squats in the office kitchen doesn’t appeal (and people are starting to stare) then enjoy the revitalising and rewarding benefits of Astanga yoga when you pay R87.50 for unlimited classes for a month at the Astanga Yoga studio.
If you’re looking for fitness training that doesn’t have you sobbing on the treadmill or leaving in a wheel chair; it’s time to find a new alternative. Astanga yoga is quite unlike the yoga-lite you see in films where people whine about their latest breakout while doing the downward-facing dog – it’s a tough workout that tests your stamina, strength and most importantly, your spirit.
Having been fascinated by yoga since the age of 12, Jennifer Chapman travelled to India where she met with her Guru and was educated in the practice of Astanga yoga. Very different from the Western take on yoga, Astanga is an aerobic, muscle-shaping, mind-sculpting and physically demanding workout. Students move through a series of flows, moving from one posture to another while building strength, flexibility and stamina. Through the practice of correct breathing, postures, internal locks and gazing points, students will learn to gain control of their senses and experience a deeper level of self-awareness.
Feel as fit as a flying squirrel while enjoying an introspective experience with the help of the passionate Jennifer Chapman and her Astanga yoga studio.
Fitness fact: In the early 19th century, British women who wanted to lose weight were considered witches. Those brave enough would exercise in a downtown factory where they would hold onto a lucky rabbit’s foot for luck.