There are so many different types of hybrid yoga practices being offered nowadays. They are yoga workouts mixed with other forms of exercise to spice things up a bit. Many are frowned upon by yogis because they can take attention away from what yoga is all about. But now there is one very special type of class that truly makes sense and is the perfect partner to yoga is ZEN*GA. Have you tried it?
ZEN*GA is the fusion of ZEN which is the search for inner discovery and YOGA that gives you the opportunity to achieve it. Mindfully moving brings clarity to your head and releases tension and stress throughout the body simultaneously. ZEN*GA is based on four principles which are breath, support, yield and flow. When these are combined and practiced together you will become aware of the mind body connection like never before.
Just like Pilates and yoga, ZEN*GA focuses on strengthening your core in addition to increasing stamina while keeping you in the present moment. With continued practice your body will be strengthened, your mind will remain clear and your overall fitness will improve. ZEN*GA is being offered at the Merrithew Movement World Tour 2013 in New York City, learn about it here.
The great news is you don’t have to search to find a class in your area, ZEN*GA is available from on two fantastic DVD’s. There’s ZEN*GA Power and Strength and also ZEN*GA Flow which is available here. All that you will need is the best yoga mat and a mini stability ball. With consistency and commitment to the ZEN*GA program every muscle in your body and your mind body connection will both be stronger than ever.
Read more from NY Yoga Writer Cristina Pierce here.