Get a stronger body and mind with yoga and strength drills
Some yoga postures require strength. Yoga Strength is designed to give you the strength you need to perform those postures a little faster. As a bonus, you will find everyday lifting and other strength-requiring activities easier. Yoga Strength is not a particular school of yoga, but a special class at Yogateket. It is inspired by the practice of Lizette Pompa, who usually does a few strength drills before practicing yoga. Lizette will guide you through most of our Yoga Strength classes and make sure that you smile even though it’s hard work! You might, in fact, consider doing Yoga Strength in connection to an ordinary yoga class, as you will probably need some stretching after you are done. Strength drills are a good complement to yoga since they help you balance strength and flexibility.
These classes are a type of yoga-inspired calisthenics. You use your bodyweight, and sometimes a few props, to build all-around strength. Asanas such as chaturanga (deep plank), bakasana (crow pose) and navasana (boat pose) are mixed with challenging and innovative exercises using props, such as sliding into chaturanga with the help of a chair cushion. Sometimes you will flow through some vinyasas.
There are classes that focus on specific body parts, while others give you a full body work-out. But no matter the focus, your core will be involved. If strength workouts are your thing, you can explore the whole range of classes in Yogateket’s four-week Yoga Strength Challenge. If you would rather take it slow, you can spread out the classes over a longer period of time and do them separately as well.
But be warned: the endorphins released when you do these classes could get you addicted! All movements included are not necessarily yoga, but everything in these classes will improve and develop your yoga practice.