Pressure is many a varied thing. Whether the repetitive nature of marathon training or the tightness owing to prolonged periods seated at work, our modern lives take a toll. Tight necks craning and dry eyes squinting to read glowing screens. Weakened cores and flattened glutes from sitting for hours in slumped positions. It all adds up!
One of our most relevant classes to ALL bodies is our Durability class. In this unique format, we work through a series of whole body movements, balance exercises, core strengthening circuits, as well as a healthy amount of yoga-inspired stretches, breathwork, and self-applied myofascial release. The former parts get the circulation moving, while the latter leaves you feeling taller, more at ease, and connected.
This format was born of my wish for “more” from my yoga practice. So often, the “more” in yoga classes was delivered to me as an increased volume in vinyasa movements, more athletic versions of planks and chaturanga dandasana, or gymnastic inverted feats of hand balancing strength. While all fun in their own ways, I found they weren’t as translatable to all bodies, particularly the ones I was seeing the most often in my public classes. And, to be quite frank, it all left me feeling too open and too exposed, on a personal and spiritual level.
Some of the movements you can expect to find in this kooky class of mine? The same you would need to do in real life situations. Bending at the hips, flexing at the joints, extending and twisting through the spine. We also pattern movements that move laterally or across multiple planes because it is often these directions that are most precarious and leave us prone to injury. Ever wrenched your back while squeezing your carry-on into an overhead bin? Ever felt something so terribly wrong in your ankle or knee when you tripped over a curb or crack in the pavement?
Durability is defined as the ability to withstand pressure. So prepare yourself for all the eventualities out there by joining us in here. New students of all athletic and non-athletic levels are welcome!
Disclaimer: No one here is a medical doctor and the information contained herein should not be taken as medical advice. These are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health problem. Recommendations by Lunges ‘n Lattes and their coaches are not intended to replace the advice of a physician or health professional. Please consult your physician or a health professional before beginning any diet or exercise program.