by Candice Mitchell & Lu Mueller-Kaul, illustration by Roman Jones
We’re working on a little e-book about basic yoga poses… so this post is a teaser.
When you’re in a yoga class next time, look around the room at all the different types of Downward Dog. You see dachshunds and great danes, and very often you see a strange crossbreed between Dog and Plank Pose.
Downward Dog is the most stereotypical yoga pose, but it’s very hard to learn for beginners. Ideal would be an instructor who gives some hands-on help with alignment.
In this picture you see what a good beginner’s pose could look like. In this case, a beginner with tight shoulders, but flexible calves. Try it out for yourself! Continue reading
(class descriptions by Candice Mitchell)
Don’t let this picture fool you! Nobody wants you to tie yourself into a pretzel (unless you’re a hopeless show-off like me, of course… then we have options for you).
And no, yoga doesn’t have to be expensive–community centers make it possible.
I’m doing nothing but yoga to stay fit. But this is not your run-of-the mill yoga class! I think it’s working so well for me because we’re always addressing different muscle groups with targeted strength and stretch exercises.
Right here in downtown Orlando, at the beautiful Marks Street Recreation Center, we have a great location, and a wonderfully talented, compassionate teacher in Candice Mitchell.
You just walk in, drop your ten dollar bill on the table, and you’re good to go. If it’s the first time, please come in a little early to fill out a release form.
Evenings: Mondays and Thursdays 5:45-7pm
Mornings: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 9:15-10:30am.
One of the best decisions in my life was to block my schedule for the morning classes at Marks Street, three times per week.
Today I’m more strong and flexible than when I was 18!
Do you have trouble sitting on the floor because your outer hips are so tight?
Try this one.