A sun salutation can help you have a stress-free morning, especially after failing to explain daylight-saving time to the neighborhood rooster. Greet the dawn gracefully with this Groupon.
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- $39 for ten yoga classes ($90 value)
- $59 for twenty yoga classes ($180 value)
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Vinyasa Yoga: Going with the Flow
Vinyasa yoga is a major influence at this studio. Check out Groupon’s rundown of a few key terms to learn what to expect.
Vinyasa: Sanskrit for “to place in a special way”—like “the arrangement of notes in a raga, the steps along a path to the top of a mountain, or the linking of one asana [pose] to the next,” as yogini and author Shiva Rea has poetically put it.
Breath-synchronized movement: one possible definition of vinyasa yoga. If you wrote out a sequence of poses, it might read: breathe in, upward-facing dog; breathe out, downward-facing dog; breathe in, look toward your hands; breathe out, step with your right foot between your hands. While there’s not necessarily a strict 1:1 breath-to-movement ratio, vinyasa-style classes do tend to hold fewer long poses than, say, hatha-style classes.
Sun salutation: This sequence of poses starts and ends standing, and in between incorporates chaturanga dandasana, which flows from a plank pose into upward-facing dog (which actually more resembles a seal posing on a rock) and then downward-facing dog (bend at the hips and touch the ground so that your legs and upper body form roughly a 90º angle). In between are many other possible moves—and even the basics can be modified depending on ability—but all variations are unified in their ability to warm up all the muscles and keep the sun from adjusting its thermostat to “broil.” For that reason, classes that don’t include at least one sun salutation are rare.
Ujjayi breath: a powerful, controlled expulsion of air through the nose that’s produced from the diaphragm and makes a whispering sound in the back of the throat. The instructor may incorporate these breaths to physically warm up the body and keep up a rhythm to the changing poses.
Burn Fitness Studio
Fully embracing the concept that active lifestyles contribute to physical and mental well-being, Burn Fitness Studio offers group fitness classes intended to reinvigorate students long after the workouts end. Vinyasa-based yoga sessions use mindful-breathing techniques to link each posture to the next one and create seamless transitions. Zumba classes keep energy levels high by creating a party-like environment complete with upbeat Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow choreography that gets hearts pounding. Turbo Kick lessons also provide a challenging cardio workout as the instructors use kickboxing techniques to improve strength, stamina, and kickball stats.
“The location is great the hours really work for moms with kids and the classes are great.”
“Great place to workout. The instructor Shirley is very good. ”
“Be ready to sweat! They're amazing with great energy and full of motivation! It's a definite must try! ”
173 Stelton Road
Piscataway Township, New Jersey 08854