From Napoleon's great crab walk through Europe to J. Robert Oppenheimer's discovery of nuclear fission by kissing his own elbow, victory has always gone to the most flexible. Overpower enemies with today's Groupon: for $40, you get eight sessions at Pranayama Yoga Studio in Rockford (an $85 value). These sessions, effective and safe for any level or age, focus exclusively on Iyengar yoga, which uses props—chairs, belts, blocks, the wall, and tolerant pets—to aid with performing poses. With an emphasis on standing poses to build strong legs, increase vitality, and improve circulation and coordination, these sessions result in increased overall mind and body strength, enabling quick thinking and fancy footwork during marathon spelling bees. Beginner students will be introduced to yoga terminology and taught the basics of yoga movement, taking the first steps toward bendability that arouse jealousy in nearby rubber bands. Classes are held Monday through Thursday, and also on Saturday, in the downtown loft studio, which features exposed brick walls and glossy wood floors, adding a touch of elegant panache to the peaceful sensations.
517 E State St.
Rockford, Illinois 61104Get Directions