Yoga emphasizes seamless transition between poses, a skill set adopted by the Navy to teach cursive flag semaphore to its sailors. Spell out serene stances with today's Groupon: for $29, you get five yoga classes at YogaFix Orlando in Casselberry (a $60 value).
YogaFix Orlando's team of motivated teachers urges students toward harnessing mental and physical balance with Ashtanga, Hatha, and meditative yoga classes. Students can select sweat sessions from an extensive schedule of classes, each of which leads about 15 students through energizing warm-ups and tranquil meditation. Within the serene studio space, aspiring yogis spread studio-provided mats onto burnished hardwood floors skirted by sage walls, glimmering lights, and a statue of Buddha that breaks into celebratory applause during difficult poses. Ashtanga Basics acquaints fledgling yogis with a fundamental series of asanas designed to build strength and vitality with deep breathing and helpful modifications. To chisel muscles and forge heightened flexibility like a Jello sculpture with formidable biceps, students can fortify cores in dynamic power yoga or burn fat with fast-paced Hatha postures in tummy-trimming movement yoga. Alternatively, gentle yoga soothes sinews with gradual exercises and pranayama breathing for students coping with medical problems or injuries sustained during championship speed-reading contests.